The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is to meet in Stockholm on 23-27 September to prepare and present new conclusions on climate change and its scientific basis. The meeting concludes with a webcast press conference on September 27. Minister for the Environment Lena Ek will take part in several activities during the week.
Anders Borg, Minister for Finance
18 September 2013
12 August 2014
Anders Borg, Minister for Finance
8 April 2014
Budget for 2014: Policy for growth and jobs
Today the Government presented its proposed central government budget for 2014 to the Riksdag. The Government considers that there is scope for reforms in excess of SEK 24 billion next year, and proposes investments in measures to increase employment, pupils' knowledge and business competitiveness, while welfare and cohesion is strengthened and the environment and climate protected.
Elisabeth Svantesson appointed Minister for Employment and Hillevi Engström appointed Minister for International Development Coo
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt today appointed Elisabeth Svantesson Minister for Employment and head of the Ministry of Employment. Hillevi Engström has been appointed Minister for International Development Cooperation.
Elisabeth Svantesson comes from Örebro and has been a member of the Riksdag since 2006. She has been chair of the Parliamentary Committee on the Labour Market since June 2012.
"We will continue to make the whole of Sweden a better country for everyone. We will continue to put jobs first. We want to restore the value of work and combat exclusion. The objective is full employment." These were the words of Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt when he read the Statement of Government Policy on the occasion of the opening of the Riksdag session.
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.