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."

Contact

Ingela Nilsson
Press Secretary to Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00
Mobile +46 (0)72 551 41 16
email to Ingela Nilsson
Carl Michael Gräns
Press Counsellor at the Swedish Embassy in Berlin
Phone +49 30 50 50 60
Mobile +49 152 28 81 91 31
email to Carl Michael Gräns