Prime Minister to meet with Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has been invited to meet with Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on 26 August. Together with the Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, the Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä and the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the two heads of government will discuss the EU's future and the challenges it is facing following the UK referendum, in preparation for the informal European Council meeting to be held in Bratislava in September.
Ahead of the meeting with Ms Merkel, Mr Löfven says:
"As leaders of EU Member States we have to show the public that our cooperation is sufficiently robust to cope with the common challenges we are facing in the way that they expect of us. We must tackle unemployment, especially youth unemployment, and create more jobs and fair conditions in the European labour market. We have to pursue an ambitious climate change and environmental policy, and all EU Member States must take responsibility for the refugees making their way to Europe."