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Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson presented on 16 April, the Government presents its Spring Fiscal Policy Bill. Photo: Government Offices

The 2018 Spring Budget: Building our society – a secure and sustainable Sweden

On 16 April, the Government presents its Spring Fiscal Policy Bill and a proposed spring amending budget to the Riksdag. In the Spring Fiscal Policy Bill, the Government presents its economic assessment and the direction of fiscal policy ahead of the budget for 2019. In the amending budget, the Government proposes changes to the budget during the current fiscal year. “We have taken Sweden in a new direction. Investments in jobs, health care, schools and the climate have borne fruit. The Government is now making additional investments for a secure and sustainable Sweden,” says Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices.

Prime Minister Löfven received UN Secretary-General António Guterres

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and UN Secretary-General António Guterres met for talks on Monday 23 April at the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm. Subjects for discussion included how the UN’s work on refugee flows, crises and conflicts can be strengthened, Sweden’s work on the UN Security Council and reform of UN working methods.

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In 2018 the Government will give particular priority to questions concerning a social Europe for jobs and inclusive growth; an ambitious climate, energy and environment policy; a common asylum system and expanded cooperation on migration; and a secure EU in a secure world. Photo: Folio/Florian Küttler

The Swedish Government’s overall EU priorities

By highlighting the most important issues in EU work for the fourth time in this electoral term, the Government is focusing its efforts where they are best needed, which enhances Sweden’s ability to influence developments. In 2018 the Government will give particular priority to questions concerning a social Europe for jobs and inclusive growth; an ambitious climate, energy and environment policy; a common asylum system and expanded cooperation on migration; and a secure EU in a secure world.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström presented the 2018 Statement of Foreign Policy in the Riksdag.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström presents the 2018 Statement of Foreign Policy in the Riksdag. Photo: Anders Löwdin/Riksdagsförvaltningen

Minister for Foreign Affairs presented Government Statement of Foreign Policy

On 14 February, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström presented the 2018 Statement of Foreign Policy in the Riksdag. The traditional foreign policy debate followed. The Statement of Foreign Policy outlines the Government’s visions for Sweden’s work in the world and Swedish foreign policy positions.

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