Ministry of Enterprise and InnovationSvenska
The Government's objective is that Sweden will have the lowest unemployment in the EU by 2020. The new Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation will be the hub of activities to create jobs and sustainable growth throughout the country.
Conny Wahlström appointed as State Secretary
The Swedish Government has appointed Conny Wahlström as State Secretary to the Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Information Technology, Mehmet Kaplan.
On 23 October the Government submitted its proposal for the central government budget for 2015 to the Riksdag. The Government is investing around SEK 25 billion in 2015 in reforms for more jobs, better results in schools, a better environment and a sustainable climate as well as reforms to protect the Swedish model.
The ministers' areas of responsibility
On 14 October, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven distributed the responsibilities between the ministers.
In summary, as regards the Ministry of Enterprise, this means that Mikael Damberg is Minister for Enterprise and Innovation and also Head of the Ministry. Mr Damberg is also responsible for Ministry for Foreign Affairs trade promotion issues and the governance of the majority of state-owned companies, which will remain one of the areas of responsibility of the Ministry of Finance until the end of the year.
Minister for Infrastructure Anna Johansson is responsible for infrastructure issues.
Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Information Technology Mehmet Kaplan is responsible for IT policy issues and postal communication. Mr Kaplan is also responsible for housing and social development issues currently dealt with by the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, and also for urban development issues, currently dealt with by the Ministry of Employment.
Minister for Rural Affairs Sven-Erik Bucht is responsible for regional growth policy. Until the end of the year, Mr Bucht is also Head of the Ministry for Rural Affairs.
Minister for Energy Ibrahim Baylan at the Ministry of the Environment is responsible for energy issues, which will remain at the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications until the end of the year.
Minister for Home Affairs Anders Ygeman at the Ministry of Justice is responsible for dam safety issues, currently dealt by the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications until the end of the year.
14 October 2014
Eva Lindström appointed as State Secretary
07 October 2014
Two new State Secretaries appointed
03 October 2014
Mikael Damberg new head of the Ministry
03 October 2014
Sweden's new Government