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New agreement makes it easier to earn pension rights in South Korea

Chin Young, Minister of Health and Welfare and Minister for Social Security, Ulf Kristersson. Photo: Government Offices of Sweden

Today, 9 September, Minister for Social Security Ulf Kristersson will sign a bilateral social insurance agreement between Sweden and South Korea. The agreement also makes it easier for people who have worked in South Korea to obtain the pension they have earned.

Carl Bildt and Barack Obama Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt was among the ones who welcomed President Obama at Stockholm-Arlanda airport. Photo: Baldur Bragason

Reinfeldt and Obama discussed global politics and free trade

The meeting between Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and President Barack Obama concluded with a joint press conference. The situation in Syria, the economic situation in the world and trade, industrial and climate policy were among the subjects discussed.

Joint statement by the Nordic countries and USA

In connection with President Barack Obama's visit, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt invited the Nordic heads of state and government to attend a dinner. After the dinner, they made a joint statement.
Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Sauli Niinistö, Barack Obama, Fredrik Reinfeldt, Jens Stoltenberg, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson
Photo: Martina Huber/Government Offices of Sweden
Anders Borg during press conference. Photo: Martina Huber/Government Offices

The state of the economy and the context for the budget in 2014

The Government is currently discussing the work on the budget for 2014. In this connection, Minister for Finance Anders Borg gave an account of the economic situation and the context for work on preparing the central government budget for 2014.
"We will use the strength of our public finances to energise and support a recovery. At the same time we will maintain safety margins. Laying a firm foundation for recovery is key to driving unemployment down," says Minister for Finance Anders Borg.

Information material: The Constitution of Sweden

Information material: The Constitution of Sweden

Sweden has four fundamental laws which together make up the Constitution: the Instrument of Government, the Act of Succession, the Freedom of the Press Act and the Fundamental Law on Freedom of Expression. This presentation concentrates on the central aspects of the Instrument of Government.

Government newsletter - Back to school

In the next few days, school pupils all over Sweden will be returning to their desks after the summer holidays. Swedish schools are currently undergoing the most intensive period of reform since the mid-19th century, with the aim of boosting learning outcomes and raising the status of the teaching profession. Read more in the Government newsletter.

US President Barack Obama to visit Sweden

On Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 September, US President Barack Obama will visit Sweden at the invitation of Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt. It will be the first time an incumbent US president pays a bilateral visit to Sweden.

Anna Karin Hatt, Minister for Information Technology and Energy, at Stockholm Pride Anna Karin Hatt, Minister for Information Technology and Energy, at Stockholm Pride. Photo: Martina Huber/Government Offices

Government Offices took part in Pride

For the ninth year in a row, the Government Offices was among the exhibitors at Stockholm Pride. Stockholm Pride is the largest festival in the Nordic countries that highlights LGBT issues and creates a free zone for homosexual, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Sweden has long played a proactive role in strengthening and defending LGBT people's enjoyment of their human rights, both internationally and in individual countries.

Government opens the way for aid to Myanmar (Burma)

The Government today adopted a new strategy for Swedish aid to Myanmar (Burma). Previously, Sweden has only provided aid in individual cases of humanitarian need, but in response to the positive political developments in Myanmar recently, the Government is now adopting a more long-term strategy for more extensive development assistance.

Government Newsletter - Summer is here at last!

Sun, sea and holidays. Sweden is a popular tourist destination among foreign visitors and Swedes who enjoy the Swedish summer. In the Government newsletter you can read more about what the Government is doing to make your holiday easier - in Sweden and abroad.

Ministry for Foreign Affairs publishes reports on human rights situation

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs today publishes its annual human rights reports. This year, the reports cover the 35 countries in the Americas. The overall trend in the reports is positive. All of the governments in the region - except for Cuba's - are popularly elected. Free elections, political parties, respect for the rule of law and greater gender equality have become a part of people's everyday lives in countries that, in some cases, were ruled by military dictatorships as recently as the 1970s.