5 November 2013
Anders Borg - Minister for Finance
2 May 2012
Carl Bildt in Brussels to discuss European Global Strategy
Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt visited Brussels to discuss the European Global Strategy initiative on Tuesday 5 November. The purpose is to further increase the influence of the European Union as a global player.
When the EU heads of state and government met in Brussels on 24-25 October, discussions focused on the digital agenda, innovation and the services sector. The Eastern Partnership was also discussed, as were asylum and migration issues in light of the tragedy off the coast of Lampedusa.
Minister for EU Affairs Birgitta Ohlsson delivered a key policy speech in Rosenbad Conference Centre today on Europe's values, everyday issues and visions. She emphasised that Europe is facing a crisis of values and that a review should be introduced of how EU Member States are living up to their commitment to democracy and human rights.