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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.