News from the Government and Government Offices

  • Vote on prime minister candidate in the Riksdag

    Stefan Löfven was today approved as Prime Minister following a vote in the Riksdag. The incoming Prime Minister Stefan Löfven intends to present his Statement of Government Policy on 21 January. At the same time, the ministers who will form the Government, and those who will head ministries, will be presented.

Illustration: Government Offices of Sweden

Key acts and ordinances entering into force late 2018/early 2019

This information material contains a selection of the acts and ordinances – both new and amended – that enter into force in the second half of 2018 or some time thereafter.

United Nations Security Council
United Nations Security Council UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

An intensive, results-driven and inclusive presidency has ended

As President of the UN Security Council, Sweden has been responsible for the Security Council’s very broad agenda and led its intensive day-to-day work. The Security Council’s primary purpose is to maintain international peace and security, and Sweden has contributed to these efforts by focusing on results, dialogue and inclusive leadership.

European Union 2017 Källa: EC - Audiovisual Service Foto: Mauro Bottaro

Brexit – the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union

This page contains more information on how the Government and the Government Offices are working in response to Brexit. It describes how Sweden is preparing for Brexit, including contingency planning for a no-deal withdrawal.

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 2018, 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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