Permanent Representation of Sweden
Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union

Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU

The Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union in Brussels is an extended arm of the Swedish Government. The Representation is Sweden's largest mission abroad. The main task is to pursue Swedish interests and policies effectively in the policy making of the Union.

  • Critical issues and the future of the EU

    • Lars Danielsson

      “We act with strong self-confidence in the EU and Sweden’s influence in the EU has grown during our 23-year membership. This applies not only to the ability to pursue Swedish interests, but also to taking joint European responsibility,” says Lars Danielsson, head of the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU.

      Photo: The EU-representation

    • Åsa Webber, Lars Danielsson and Mikael Lindvall

      Lars Danielsson is the Head of the Representation of Sweden to the European Union. He leads the work of the Representation together with Ambassador Åsa Webber and Ambassador Mikael Lindvall.

      Photo: The EU-representation

    As head of the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union, Lars Danielsson represents the Government on a range of important EU issues in Brussels. This work offers him an insight into the EU’s political dynamics shared by few others.

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Per Bolund
Rapid progress has been made in the Government’s efforts to integrate environment and climate impacts into financial risk assessments. Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs Per Bolund stressed the importance of EU cooperation to address the challenges when he took part in an EU conference on financing sustainable growth in Brussels. Photo: The Governmental Offices

Per Bolund took part in EU conference on financing sustainable growth

The financial sector has a leading role in efforts to move towards a fossil-free society. This role and a new European Commission Action Plan were the subjects of the high-level conference on financing sustainable growth held in Brussels on 22 March, attended by Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs Per Bolund.

Leena Brandt, Jennifer Rankin, Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck
The Bryssels based journalists Jennifer Rankin and Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck reflected on the development of disinformation from a journalist's point of view. Speakers from East StratCom Taskforce, the Swedish Media Council and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency then presented their work and findings Leena Brandt, Press Counsellor for the EU-representation of Finland to Sweden, was the moderator of the seminar. Foto: EU-representationen

A practical approach on how to cope with disinformation

In less than two years, “post-truth”, “fake-news” and “troll factories” have become words that represent one of the political narratives of our time. On 19 September, the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU brought together experts to discuss ways to tackle disinformation.

Anna Jardfelt, Tanya Lokshina, Natalia Taubina and Natalia Prilutskaya
International attention plays an extremely important role when human rights are violated. This was the most important message from human rights experts Tanya Lokshina, Natalia Taubina and Natalia Prilutskaya, who were invited to talk about human rights in Russia by Anna Jardfelt (left), Ambassador and Sweden’s representative on the EU Political and Security Committee, PSC. Foto: The EU-representation

Experts on human rights in Russia spoke at the Swedish EU-representation

The human rights situation in Russia is being closely monitored by the EU. On 1 June, the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU hosted experts from Human Rights Watch, Public Verdict Foundation and Amnesty International, who gave their view of the situation.