Minister for Finance Anders Borg gave an account of the economic situation

On Saturday 23 August, the Government met at Harpsund, where Minister for Finance Anders Borg gave an account of the economic situation and the conditions for work on the 2015 budget. In connection with this, Mr Borg held a press conference on the economic situation.

Mr Bildt visits refugee camp in Iraq. Photo: Emilie af Jochnick Mr Bildt visits refugee camp in Iraq. Photo: Emilie af Jochnick

Minister for Foreign Affairs visits Iraq

Bildt visits Iraq


On Monday, Carl Bildt began a visit to Iraq together with Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response. They arrived in Baghdad in the afternoon for meetings with Iraq's acting foreign minister Hussain al-Shahristani and President Faud Masum. Mr Bildt will visit Erbil tomorrow.

Minister for Foreign Affairs visited refugee camp


Continuing his visit to Iraq on Tuesday, Carl Bildt was in Erbil, capital of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), with European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva. While Monday's talks in Baghdad were dedicated to political challenges, the focus on Tuesday was on the enormous humanitarian needs in the wake of IS's brutal advance.

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Minister for integration Erik Ullenhag.

Many of the prejudices that persist against Roma today and much of the exclusion we still see are a result of historical abuses. These are the words of Minister for Integration Erik Ullenhag.

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International conference on lessons from the financial crisis

On 11 August, the Ministry of Finance held an international conference entitled 'The Great Recession - Moving Ahead'. Researchers and civil servants attended to exchange experiences and lessons learnt from the serious financial and economic crisis the world economy has undergone. Speakers included Stanley Fischer of the Federal Reserve, Carmen Reinhart of the Harvard Kennedy School and Frank Smets of the European Central Bank.

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