News from the Government and Government Offices
Sweden’s economy continues to perform well
The Ministry of Finance is today presenting the latest forecast for the economy and public finances. "Our forecasts for growth and unemployment remain largely unchanged, but public finances are expected to be somewhat stronger than they were in the last forecast," says Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to visit the United States
On 6 March, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and US President Donald Trump will meet for talks in Washington DC. The aim of the meeting is to further deepen relations between Sweden and the United States, with a focus on growth, innovation and job creation. Another important area of discussion will be Sweden–US cooperation in external relations, defence and security.
Minister for Foreign Affairs presented Government Statement of Foreign Policy
On 14 February, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström presented the 2018 Statement of Foreign Policy in the Riksdag. The traditional foreign policy debate followed. The Statement of Foreign Policy outlines the Government’s visions for Sweden’s work in the world and Swedish foreign policy positions.
The Government takes action against sexual violence and harassment
The #metoo movement in Sweden strongly demonstrates that more needs to be done to combat sexual harassment and sexual violence in the workplace and society at large.The Swedish Government requires all employers to take responsibility for a secure work environment. Read about the implemented and forthcoming measures.
Budget Bill for 2018: Building our society – investing for the future
The Budget Bill for 2018 presented to the Riksdag today contains the Government’s proposals to continue building our society.
New UN Report on Gender Equality
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is one of the global champions of HeForShe, a global campaign to engage more men and boys to promote gender equality. Sweden is committed to closing the gender employment and pay gaps, advancing women leaders and addressing gender inequalities in health. The new UN Women HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Parity Report presents initiatives undertaken by governments, companies and universities to achieve the HeForShe goals.
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