The state secretaries, who are directly answerable to the ministers, are each responsible for certain policy areas. They assist the ministers in planning, coordination and follow-up of the ministrys activities.
Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson has three politically appointed state secretaries.
Karolina Ekholm is responsible for economic policy and international issues.
Max Elger is responsible for budget issues.
Leif Jakobsson is responsible for tax issues.