Democracy and human rights in the central government budget

Democracy and human rights are part of expenditure area 1 ‘Governance’ of the central government budget. Other areas linked to democracy and human rights are: national minorities, anti-discrimination and anti-racism policy, and Sami policy.

The area covers the following appropriations in expenditure area 1:

 
6:1 General elections and democracy
6:5 The Election Authority
6:6 Support to political parties

Measures on discrimination and racism in the central government budget

The area ‘Discrimination’ is part of expenditure area 13 ‘Gender equality and introduction of newly arrived immigrants’ of the central government budget.

The area covers the following appropriations in expenditure area 13:
2:1 Equality Ombudsman
2:2 Measures against discrimination and racism, etc.

National minorities in the central government budget

The area ‘National minorities’ are part of expenditure area 1 ‘Governance’ of the central government budget.

The area covers the following appropriations in expenditure area 1:
7:1 Measures for national minorities
7:2 Measures for the national minority Roma

Sami policy in the central government budget

The area ‘Sami policy’ is part of expenditure area 1 ‘Governance’ of the central government budget.

The area covers the following appropriations in expenditure area 1:
3:1The Sami Parliament

Facts

The central government budget comprises some one hundred ‘appropriations’ that describe how much money can be used for a certain activity. The appropriations are divided into 27 expenditure areas.

Shortcut

On 18 April the Government presented its 2017 Spring Fiscal Policy Bill to the Riksdag, together with an amending budget for 2017.