News from the Government and Government Offices
Stefan Löfven to visit Saudi Arabia
On 22–23 October, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will visit Saudi Arabia to discuss bilateral cooperation, development in the region, Syria and other current issues. On 1 January 2017, Sweden takes its seat on the UN Security Council. Top of the agenda is Syria, which is one important reason why the Prime Minister is travelling to the region.
Press briefing with Federica Mogherini and Margot Wallström
On Monday 10 October, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström received High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini for talks. Agenda items included the war in Syria, regional security and the EU global strategy for foreign and security policy. During Ms Mogherini’s visit, media representatives were invited to a press briefing, which also was webcasted on the Government’s website.
Opinion piece by Löfven and Wallström: "We in Sweden are not alone in our frustration at violations in the Middle East"
Opinion piece in SvD 16 October 2016 by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs. The images of human suffering in Syria are heart-rending. Hospitals are bombed, and small children are dug out of the ruins. Humanitarian assistance is not getting through. It is unbearable to behold. The UN Secretary-General has likened Syria’s largest city, Aleppo, to a slaughterhouse and the bombs continue to fall.
Visit by Portugal’s Prime Minister
On Monday 3 October, Portugal’s Prime Minister António Costa visited Sweden at the invitation of Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. The future of the EU and consequences of the UK’s decision to leave the EU were on the agenda for the meeting.
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.
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