News from the Government and Government Offices

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

    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.

  • A maximum of eight participants should be normative for all of society

    Photo: Linnea Jungert/Regeringskansliet

    The coming weeks are crucial to stop the spread of infection. Given our current situation, the Government considers that more measures are necessary. We therefore now propose that holding public gatherings and events with more than eight participants be prohibited. In addition, the previous exemption for eating and drinking establishments is removed.

  • European Council meeting on the COVID-19 pandemic

    Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven participating at the video conference sitting in front of a screen.
    Prime Minister Stefan Löfven represented Sweden at the video conference. Photo: Government Offices of Sweden

    Coordinated crisis responses and deployment of vaccines were two of the issues that Prime Minister Stefan Löfven discussed when he met other EU leaders via a video conference of the European Council on Thursday afternoon. The heads of state and government also considered the negotiations on the EU’s long-term budget.

Photo: Sofie Westling/The Government Offices of Sweden

Advice against travel to Estonia, Ireland and Latvia extended

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs decided today to extend the advice against non-essential travel to Estonia, Ireland and Latvia until 2 December.

Photo: Folio

Extension of temporary entry ban to Sweden until 22 December 2020

To mitigate the effects of the spread of COVID-19 a temporary ban on entry to the EU via Sweden is in force. The Government today decided to extend the entry ban until 22 December 2020.

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is speaking to journalists at a press conference.
"Yesterday’s summit of EU leaders primarily focused on climate change, Brexit and the COVID-19 situation,” said Mr Löfven after the summit. Photo: Representation of Sweden to the EU

Climate change, Brexit and COVID-19 at the EU summit

The European Union’s future relations with the United Kingdom and climate targets for 2030 were on the agenda when Prime Minister Stefan Löfven met the other EU leaders in Brussels on 15–16 October. The heads of state and government also discussed EU-Africa relations and the COVID-19 situation in the EU.

Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

Budget Bill for 2021: Working Sweden out of the crisis – together

The Government is presenting the Budget Bill for 2021 to the Riksdag today. The Government proposes a powerful, green restart package for the Swedish economy, but also long-term reforms that will help solve societal problems.

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