Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth

News from the Government and Government Offices

  • Agreement strengthens the defence by 2.7 billion per year

    The government has agreed with the Moderates and the Center Party to further strengthening the Swedish Armed Forces and to ensure the overall capability of the Swedish Total Defence. In addition to previous agreements, the budget of the Swedish Armed Forces and other parts of the Swedish Total Defence will be strengthened by an additional 2.7 billion kronor annually for the years 2018-2020.

  • Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to co-chair new UN commission on the future of work

    Stefan Löfven
    Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. Photo: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices of Sweden

    Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has accepted an invitation to co-chair the new Global Commission on the Future of Work with President of Mauritius Ameenah Gurib-Fakim. The Commission brings together some 20 experts from diverse regions of the world. It will examine the impacts of the revolutionary and long-term changes associated with the digital economy, climate change, demographic shifts and other factors. The Commission will publish recommendations for the creation of a more efficient labour market.

Photo of Ministers at the press conference
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven announced a government reshuffle. Two new ministers have been appointed. Photo: Jann Lipka/Government Offices of Sweden

Government reshuffle

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven today announced a government reshuffle. Three ministers have chosen to leave their posts, two new ministers have been appointed, and two ministers have been entrusted with revised areas of responsibility.

Illustration: Government Offices of Sweden

Key acts and ordinances entering into force around the second half of 2017

This compilation contains a selection of acts and ordinances – both new and amended – that entered into force around the second half of 2017.

Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

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.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström on her way to present the Statement of Foreign Policy.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström on her way to present the Statement of Foreign Policy. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand/Riksdagsförvaltningen

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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