The Government of Sweden

The Government governs Sweden and is the driving force in the process of legislative change, thereby influencing the development of our society. The Government consists of a prime minister and 23 ministers.

Ministries and ministers

Prime Minister's Office

The Prime Minister’s Office is responsible for leading and coordinating the work of the Government Offices.

Stefan Löfven Prime Minister
Kristina Persson Minister for Strategy, Future Issues and Nordic cooperation

Ministry of Culture

The ministry is responsible for culture, media, democracy, human rights at national level and religious communities.

Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke
Alice Bah Kuhnke Minister for Culture and Democracy

Ministry of Defence

The ministry is responsible for the Government’s defence policy.

Försvarsminister Peter Hultqvist
Peter Hultqvist Minister for Defence

Ministry of Education and Research

The ministry is responsible for the Government’s education, research and youth policy.

Gustav Fridolin Minister for Education
Helene Hellmark Knutsson Minister for Higher Education and Research
Aida Hadzialic Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training

Ministry of Employment

The ministry is responsible for labour market policy and has coordination responsibility for the introduction of newly arrived immigrants.

Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson.
Ylva Johansson Minister for Employment

Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation

The ministry is responsible for the business sector, housing and transport, ICT, regional growth and rural policy.

Mikael Damberg Minister for Enterprise and Innovation
Anna Johansson Minister for Infrastructure
Mehmet Kaplan Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Information Technology
Sven-Erik Bucht Minister for Rural Affairs

Ministry of the Environment and Energy

The ministry is responsible for the Government’s environmental, energy and climate policy.

Klimat- och miljöminister Åsa Romson
Åsa Romson Minister for Climate and the Environment, Deputy Prime Minister
Energiminister Ibrahim Baylan
Ibrahim Baylan Minister for Energy

Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Finance works with issues concerning economic policies, taxes, central government administration, financial markets and consumer policy.

Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson
Magdalena Andersson Minister for Finance
Minister for Public Administration Ardalan Shekarabi
Ardalan Shekarabi Minister for Public Administration
Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs, Deputy Minister for Finance
Per Bolund Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs, Deputy Minister for Finance

Ministry for Foreign Affairs

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Sweden's missions abroad are responsible for Sweden’s foreign, development assistance and trade policy.

Utrikesminister Margot Wallström.
Margot Wallström Minister for Foreign Affairs
Biståndsminister Isabella Lövin.
Isabella Lövin Minister for International Development Cooperation

Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

The ministry is responsible for social welfare, including health promotion and health care for the sick.

Minister for Social Security Annika Strandhäll
Annika Strandhäll Minister for Social Security
Portrait of Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér
Åsa Regnér Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality
Photograph of Gabriel Wikström, Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport
Gabriel Wikström Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport

Ministry of Justice

The ministry is responsible for the judicial system, migration and asylum issues, emergency preparedness, fundamental laws, civil law, etc.

Justitie- och migrationsminister Morgan Johansson
Morgan Johansson Minister for Justice and Migration
Anders Ygeman Minister for Home Affairs