Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth

News from the Government and Government Offices

  • Government reshuffle, 27 July 2017

    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

    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.

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

    Illustration: Government Offices of Sweden

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

Photo: Folio

Next step to incorporate Convention on the Rights of the Child into Swedish law

The Government in Sweden decided to submit a proposal to the Council on Legislation to incorporate the Convention on the Rights of the Child into Swedish law. The Government considers that the Convention’s strong position must be made clearer and that a child rights-based approach must have a major impact in the application of the law.

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.

Photo: Shutterstock

The Global Deal – a global initiative for better working conditions and inclusive growth

The Global Deal is a Swedish initiative, in partnership with ILO and the OECD, in which governments, businesses and workers across the world are making a common cause of extending the benefits of globalisation to everyone.

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