German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, speaks with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, right, during a group photo at the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, on Friday, May 22. Photo: AP/Mindaugas Kulbis

Prime Minister to attend Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga

On 21-22 May, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will be one of the 28 EU leaders attending the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga along with the leaders of the partnership countries, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

Sweden Joins the Fight against Anti-Semitism with Solidarity Sabbath

"There must be no place for anti-Semitism in Sweden, Europe or the rest of the world. The Swedish Government is strongly committed to the fight against anti-Semitism in Sweden as well as abroad. Anti-Semitism, like all forms of intolerance and xenophobia, is ultimately a threat to the entire system of values underpinning democratic societies," says Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.

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Press conference with Mr Peter Sutherland and Mr Morgan Johansson

Today Mr Peter Sutherland, United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Migration, is visiting Stockholm. Earlier today, Mr Sutherland and Mr Morgan Johansson, Minster for Justice and Migration, held a press conference at Rosenbad.

Government extends bilateral aid to Iraq

The Government has decided to extend the phase-out period of bilateral aid to Iraq in view of the serious situation in the country. Support is now being raised by SEK 10 million, from SEK 60 million to SEK 70 million in 2015, and in 2016 an additional SEK 30 million will be provided. The money will go to strategically selected projects that will help central and provincial agencies to re-establish their presence and start up community services in areas that ISIL has held or that have been affected by ISIL's advance.

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