Sweden contributes medical care efforts in the fight against Ebola

The Government has decided to contribute an additional SEK 100 million in humanitarian support to efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

"Sweden is now responding to the UN request for more personnel and other resources. Sweden has many competent people who want and are able to contribute effectively the fight against Ebola. It is essential that all actors do their utmost. Ebola is now a global security issue," says Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin.

Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson presents new forecast

Today, Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson presented a forecast for the Swedish economy and the public finances at at a press conference.

"Public savings are in a very troubling position. Fiscal policy must therefore follow a more responsible path in the time ahead," said Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson.

Increased measures to help relieve the Ebola epidemic

Today, the Government took several decisions to help relieve the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The National Board of Health and Welfare has been instructed to implement measures to make it easier for Swedish health care professionals to travel to areas affected by the Ebola outbreak.

Minister for Foreign Affairs congratulates Nobel Peace Prize recipients

The Minister for Foreign Affairs has offered her congratulations to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai following the announcement today by the Norwegian Nobel Committee that they are both to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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