News from the Government and Government Offices
Focus on sustainable development
During the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York, the Swedish Government has taken the initiative to start a High-Level Group consisting of nine leaders from various parts of the world to ensure that the 17 global goals and the 2030 Agenda are implemented at all levels of society.
EU leaders agreed on further measures to help resolve the migration crisis
At the informal meeting of the European Council in Brussels on 23 September, the EU heads of state and government agreed on further measures to help bring about a resolution to the acute migration crisis in Europe and its neighbourhood. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven attended the meeting.
The Budget Bill for 2016 – Investing in Sweden’s future
In the Budget Bill for 2016, to be presented to the Riksdag today, the Government proposes investments in jobs, schools and climate action.
Statement of government policy presented at opening of Riksdag session
On Tuesday 15 September, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented the statement of government policy. The presentation took place at the opening of the Riksdag session. The statement of government policy lays out the Government’s policy aims for the year to come.
Sweden for the UN Security Council 2017–2018
Sweden is a candidate for a seat on the United Nations Security Council for the period 2017–2018. Our candidacy for the Security Council is an expression of our readiness to take responsibility for promoting peace, security and sustainable development.
Ministries and ministers
The ministry is responsible for the Government’s education, research and youth policy.
The ministry is responsible for the business sector, housing and transport, ICT, regional growth and rural policy.
The Ministry of Finance works with issues concerning economic policies, taxes, central government administration, financial markets and consumer policy.
The ministry is responsible for social welfare, including health promotion and health care for the sick.