Government and ministries

The Government governs the nation. It is assisted by the Government Offices, an integral authority comprising the Prime Minister's Office, the ministries and the Office of Administrative Affairs.

  • Fredrik ReinfeldtFredrik Reinfeldt

    Prime Minister

  • Minister for Finance Anders BorgAnders Borg

    Minister for Finance

  • Minister for Information Technology and Regional Affairs Anna-Karin HattAnna-Karin Hatt

    Minister for Information Technology and Energy

  • Minister for Enterprise and Regional Affairs Annie LööfAnnie Lööf

    Minister for Enterprise

  • Minister for Justice Beatrice AskBeatrice Ask

    Minister for Justice

  • Minister for EU Affairs Birgitta OhlssonBirgitta Ohlsson

    Minister for EU Affairs

  • Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl BildtCarl Bildt

    Minister for Foreign Affairs

  • Minister for Infrastructure Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd

    Minister for Infrastructure

  • Minister for Employment Elisabeth SvantessonElisabeth Svantesson

    Minister for Employment

  • Minister for Integration Erik UllenhagErik Ullenhag

    Minister for Integration

  • Minister for Rural Affairs Eskil ErlandssonEskil Erlandsson

    Minister for Rural Affairs

  • Minister for Trade Ewa BjörlingEwa Björling

    Minister for Trade

  • Prime Minister's Office

    The Prime Minister's Office directs and coordinates the work of the Government Offices. It is furthermore responsible for coordination of Sweden's EU policy, coordinates sustainable development work in the Government Offices and is responsible for constitutional policy and election issues.

  • Ministry of Culture

    The Ministry of Culture is responsible for culture, the media and sports.

  • Ministry of Defence

    The Ministry of Defence aims to fulfil the objectives set by the Government and Riksdag for defence policy, for national accident prevention and preparedness, and for preparedness for severe peacetime emergencies.

  • Ministry of Education and Research

    The Ministry of Education and Research is responsible for matters relating to schools, universities and colleges, research, gender equality issues and youth policy.

  • Ministry of Employment

    The Ministry of Employment is responsible for labour market policy, working life policy and integration policy.

  • Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications

    The area of responsibility of the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications comprises issues of crucial importance for growth - for people, companies and regions. The Ministry deals, for example, with matters relating to the business sector, energy, IT, communications and infrastructure, and regional development.

  • Ministry of the Environment

    The Ministry of the Environment is responsible for environment issues. The ministry also has the overall responsibility for coordinating the Government's work on sustainable development.

  • Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance is responsible for matters relating to economic policy, the central government budget, taxes, banking, security and insurance, international economic work, state owned companies.

  • Minister for Health and Social Affairs Göran HägglundGöran Hägglund

    Minister for Health and Social Affairs

  • Minister for International Development Cooperation Hillevi EngströmHillevi Engström

    Minister for International Development Cooperation

  • Minister for Education and Research Jan BjörklundJan Björklund

    Minister for Education and Research, Deputy Prime Minister

  • Minister for Defence Karin EnströmKarin Enström

    Minister for Defence

  • Minister for Culture and Sports Lena Adelsohn LiljerothLena Adelsohn Liljeroth

    Minister for Culture and Sports

  • Minister for the Environment Lena EkLena Ek

    Minister for the Environment

  • Minister for Gender EqualityMaria Arnholm

    Minister for Gender Equality

  • Minister for Children and the Elderly Maria LarssonMaria Larsson

    Minister for Children and the Elderly

  • Minister for Financial Markets Peter NormanPeter Norman

    Minister for Financial Markets

  • Minister for Public Administration and Housing Stefan AttefallStefan Attefall

    Minister for Public Administration and Housing

  • Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy Tobias BillströmTobias Billström

    Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy

  • Minister for Social Security Ulf KristerssonUlf Kristersson

    Minister for Social Security

  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    The task of the foreign service is to assist in realising the Government's overall goals in matters of foreign policy. The Ministry is also responsible for coordinating Sweden's foreign policy in the Government Offices.

  • Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

    The areas of responsibility of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs relate to social welfare, financial security, social services, medical and health care, health promotion and the rights of children and disabled people, housing, public procurement, central, regional and local government and religious communities.

  • Ministry of Justice

    The Ministry of Justice is responsible for matters relating to the police authorities, judiciary system, prisons service, migration and asylum.

  • Ministry for Rural Affairs

    The Ministry for Rural Affairs has a wide range of responsibilities, including matters relating to agriculture, forestry, fisheries, reindeer husbandry, Sami affairs, animal welfare, food and hunting and game management.

  • Office for Administrative Affairs

    The Office for Administrative Affairs acts as a joint resource for the Government Offices and is responsible for administrative matters of a cross-ministerial nature.

  • Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union

    The Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union is the extended arm of the Government Offices in Brussels. Staff of the Permanent Representation are recruited from all 'ministries and are engaged in pursuing Sweden's standpoints on EU policies.

  • About the Government Offices

    The Government Offices form a single, integrated public authority comprising the Prime Minister's Office, the government ministries and the Office for Administrative Affairs.