The Diplomatic Portal

Speech by the Minister for Foreign Affairs at a seminar of the United Nations Association of Sweden

On the 22nd of October, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström, gave a speech on Sweden's Foreign Policy regarding the UN. It was held in the Stockholm Concert Hall at a seminar ahead of the United Nations Day arranged by the United Nations Association of Sweden.

The speech is recommended reading for Ambassadors/Chargé d'Affairs before the meeting with the ministers on the 6th of November.

Seminar for Social Secretaries/Personal Assistants

On the 22nd of October the Protocol Department organized an introductory seminar for personal assistants/social secretaries of Heads of Mission. The seminar aimed at facilitating the work of the embassies by presenting useful information and channels for easy access to more detailed guidance.

Meeting with Prime Minister Löfven and Members of the Government

Heads of Mission are kindly invited to a meeting with Members of the Government. The Prime Minister, Mr Stefan Löfven, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms Margot Wallström, the Minister for International Development Cooperation, Ms Isabella Lövin, and the Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Mr Mikael Damberg, will present the priorities of the Government in the fields of global and EU affairs, foreign and security policy, development cooperation and trade.

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.

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