News from the Government and Government Offices
Migration, a digital Europe, security and defence on European Council agenda
Migration, digital issues, security and defence will be on the agenda as Prime Minister Stefan Löfven meets his European colleagues in the European Council on 19–20 October. On the second day of the Council the heads of state and government will discuss the negotiations on the UK’s exit from the EU.
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.
Sweden best in the EU on gender equality
Sweden tops the EU Gender Equality Index in 2017, ahead of Denmark, Finland and the Netherlands. This news was presented today in Brussels at a conference organised by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE).
Opening of the 2017/18 Riksdag session
The 2017/18 Riksdag session opened on Tuesday 12 September. The regional theme for the opening this year was southern Sweden. At the request of the Speaker Urban Ahlin, King Carl XVI Gustaf declared the 2017/18 Riksdag session open. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven read the Statement of Government Policy and presented the Government's intended policies for the coming year.
The Swedish Government’s overall EU priorities 2017
In its EU-related work in 2017, the Government is giving priority to three particular areas: a Europe for jobs and inclusive growth; a more ambitious climate, energy and environmental policy; and a solidarity-based refugee and migration policy and a secure world.
Statement of Foreign Policy 2017
On Wednesday 15 February 2017, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström presented the Statement of Foreign Policy to the Riksdag.
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