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News from Stefan Löfven
“Sweden’s security must be seen in a broader perspective”
On 8 January, Prime Minister presented a national security strategy at the Folk och Försvar Annual National Conference in Sälen. For the first time, a Swedish Government is presenting a comprehensive account of security in a broad sense. The security strategy proceeds from our security objectives, determines the direction and sets the framework for the work needed to safeguard our security and to place the common resources where they do the most good.
The humanitarian catastrophe in Aleppo dominated the EU leaders’ summit
The war in Syria and the terrible humanitarian situation in the city of Aleppo was one the main issues when the EU’s 28 heads of state and government met in Brussels on 15 December. The European Council decided to increase pressure to try and ensure the evacuation of civilians and the protection of hospitals and ambulances.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven received Poland’s President Andrzej Duda
Poland’s President Andrzej Duda visited Sweden on 30 November–1 December. As part of the visit, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven received President Duda for talks at Rosenbad. Focus during the talks was on the countries’ relations and security in the Baltic Sea region.
Statement from the Swedish Prime Minister on the outcome of the US presidential election
"This is an election outcome that many people feel concerned about but that we have prepared for. Sweden has a long tradition of cooperation with US governments, regardless of party political affiliations, and the Swedish Government will contact the administration that takes office at an early stage to safeguard Swedish and European interests, and to promote global security and stability."
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.
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