Government wants to review net lending target

The Government has decided to task the National Institute of Economic Research with analysing the effects of changing the general government net lending target from a surplus of one per cent to balanced net lending.

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to visit Ukraine

The Prime Minister will visit the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on 10-11 March for talks with President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on the situation in Ukraine and the country's reform efforts. Mr Löfven will also meet other government representatives, members of parliament and representatives of civil society organisations and the international community to discuss the political, economic and humanitarian situation.

Stefan Löfven and Chancellor Angela Merkel look out over Berlin. Photo: Bundesregierung/Steffen Kugler

Jobs in focus at summit between Merkel and Löfven

Stefan Löfven visited Berlin yesterday for a private meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. This was Mr Löfven's first visit to Berlin since taking office as Prime Minister. The agenda for the summit included jobs and the economic outlook in the EU, the situation in Ukraine, and migration.

Statement on the first anniversary of Yanukovych regime violence against protesters in Independence Square in Kyiv

Today we remember and honour the people who lost their lives in the Yanukovych regime's violent crackdown on protesters in Independence Square in Kyiv. Over the last twelve months, in violation of all international law, Russia has annexed Crimea and via so-called 'separatists' subjected Ukraine to acts of aggression that have so far claimed the lives of more than 5 000 people. Almost 1.5 million people have been forced to flee from their homes. The responsibility for this lies unequivocally with Russia.

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