Statement by the Prime Minister of Sweden on the result of the French election

– We congratulate Emmanuel Macron on his victory in the French presidential election. This is a victory for the French people and for European cooperation. New opportunities will now open up for the proactive agenda needed to strengthen the EU, including more jobs and fair working conditions, a stronger climate policy and a functioning asylum system in which everyone takes responsibility.

– Cooperation between Sweden and France is strong. The Government will now forge new ties with Macron's government and work with them to advance European cooperation.