The Diplomatic Portal

Budget Bill for 2015

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, and gender equality, as well as reforms to protect the Swedish model.

Swedish film - more than just Bergman

Spearheaded by renowned directors such as Ingmar Bergman and Lasse Hallström, Swedish film has long enjoyed international success. Now a new generation of directors are making their mark, creating everything from fiction to documentaries, from short to feature-length productions.

Seminar for Social Secretaries/Personal Assistants

The Protocol Department is organizing an introductory seminar for personal assistants/social secretaries of Heads of Mission. The seminar aims at facilitating the work of the embassies and will present useful channels of communication such as the Diplomatic Portal as well as various other sites available on the internet and will also highlight the use of social media.

Venue: Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Malmtorgsgatan 3 (Please note this address!)

Date: Wednesday 22nd of October at 15.00 - 17.00

Persons wishing to participate are kindly asked to notify the Protocol Department no later than the 17th of October by e-mail to

Study trip to Västmanland

On the 6th of October 2014 the Protocol department and the county of Västmanland organized a study trip for the diplomatic corps in Stockholm. Some 40 diplomats representing almost all continents attended.

Sweden's new Government

A new Government has been formed in Sweden. It is led by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and consists of 23 ministers in addition to the Prime Minister. On Friday 3 October Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented the Statement of Government Policy and the ministers included in the new Government.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has two new ministers: Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation.

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