News from the Government and Government Offices

  • Vaccine coordination on European Council agenda

    Coordination of the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination efforts will be the main topic for Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and other EU leaders when they meet by video conference on Thursday afternoon. Production and distribution of vaccines and cooperation with countries outside the EU are other topics that the heads of states and government will address.

  • Statement by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven on the inauguration of US President Joe Biden

    Today, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, and Kamala Harris as Vice President. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven warmly congratulate President Biden and Vice President Harris. The Swedish Government looks forward to close cooperation with their administration.

  • Debate on EU policy on 20 January

    Hans Dalgren, Minister for EU Affairs
    Hans Dalgren, Minister for EU Affairs Photo: Kristian Pohl/The Government Offices

    A debate on EU policy took place at the Riksdag on Wednesday 20 January. The Minister for EU Affairs Hans Dahlgren opened the debate with a presentation of the Government's priorities in its work with EU matters.

    The debate on EU policy can be viewed on-demand via the Riksdag webcast service.

  • Magdalena Andersson takes over as Chair of the primary advisory body of the IMF

    Today, Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson takes over as Chair of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), the primary advisory body of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). At a press conference with Managing Director of the IMF Kristalina Georgieva, Magdalena Andersson presented the direction of the IMFC’s work under her leadership as Chair.

  • The Government’s work in response to the virus responsible for COVID-19

    Picture: The Government Offices of Sweden

    There is an ongoing outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Government and the Government Offices are following developments carefully and are in continuous contact with the responsible authorities.

Photo: The Government Offices of Sweden

Foreign Minister Ann Linde inaugurated Swedish OSCE Chairpersonship 2021

Over the coming year, the Swedish Chairpersonship will do its part to ensure that the OSCE can make a real difference on the ground and defend the principles on which the Organization was founded.

European Union 2017. Photo: Audiovisual Service/ Mauro Bottaro

Brexit and the EU’s future relationship with the UK

This page contains more information on how the Government and the Government Offices are working in response to Brexit.

Photo: Folio

Ban on entry into Sweden from the United Kingdom and Denmark

The Government has decided to make certain changes to the entry ban into Sweden from the United Kingdom and Denmark. Regarding travel from the United Kingdom, exemptions will be made for people who live or work in Sweden. Regarding travel from Denmark, exemptions will be made to make it easier for Bornholm and those who live there. In addition to this, people with imperative family reasons will also be exempted.

Photo: Sofie Westling/The Government Offices of Sweden

Ministry for Foreign Affairs reintroduces advice against travel to the United Kingdom

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has decided to reintroduce advice against non-essential travel to the United Kingdom. The decision came into force immediately.

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