News from the Government and Government Offices
Statement by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven on the death of Shimon Peres
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will attend tomorrow’s state funeral in Jerusalem for Israel’s former President Shimon Peres. In an earlier statement, Mr Löfven said, “With the death of Shimon Peres, Israel has lost a legendary leader and the world has lost a champion of peace. Shimon Peres was part of the generation who founded modern Israel. He will be remembered for his decades as a leading political representative in Israel for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.”
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, along with OECD and ILO, launched Global Deal in New York
On Wednesday 21 September 2016, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven launched the Global Deal, a global initiative for social dialogue and better conditions in the labour market.
The Budget Bill for 2017: Building our society – taking responsibility for Sweden
The Budget Bill for 2017 presented to the Riksdag today contains the Government’s proposals to continue building our society.
Stefan Löfven at summit on refugees in New York
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven spoke at the UN during the Leader’s Summit On Refugees, held on 20 September. Sweden co-hosted the summit, which was initiated by US President Barack Obama.
Prime Minister at the opening of the UN General Assembly
The opening of United Nations General assembly took place on 19 September. The opening session was followed by a summit on the refugee crisis. Tomorrow, President Obama and co-hosts including Sweden will hold the Leaders' Summit on Refugees to increase global commitments to those who are forced to flee.
Proposals for new goals and measures for climate and air policy
The Cross-Party Committee on Environmental Objectives has submitted its report to the Government. It contains proposals for several new goals for climate and air policy. In a previous interim report from February, a new climate policy framework and a climate act were proposed.
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