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  • NATO members sign Accession Protocols for Sweden and Finland at North Atlantic Council meeting

    Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde standing at a table at NATO Headquarters on Tuesday 5 July 2022.
    Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde at NATO Headquarters on Tuesday 5 July 2022. Photo: NATO

    Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde took part in the North Atlantic Council meeting on 5 July 2022 at NATO headquarters in Brussels, where all NATO members signed the Accession Protocols for Sweden and Finland. This enables all the NATO members to proceed with the accession process and ratify the protocols in the next step towards Swedish and Finnish membership. Following ratification by the NATO members, Sweden’s accession will be referred to the Riksdag for approval. Sweden and Finland have Invitee status until the accession protocols have been ratified.

  • Magdalena Andersson visits Ukraine

    Magdalena Andersson looking out over houses that have been destroyed by Russian bombings.
    “It was very important to me to come here in person to show Sweden’s and the Swedish people’s support for Ukraine in their fight for freedom and democracy. Now I’ve been able to see the destruction suffered by Ukraine with my own eyes,” said Ms Andersson. Åhoto: The Government Offices of Sweden

    Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson met with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday in Kyiv. She also paid a visit to the cities Borodyanka and Bucha.

  • Sweden to hold Presidency of EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

    Photo: Johnér Bildbyrå

    Sweden will hold the Presidency of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region from 1 July until 30 June 2023. Important focus areas for the Swedish Presidency will be to revitalise the work that has partially been on hold during the pandemic and to promote implementation of the strategy’s new action plan.

Utrikesminister Ann Linde. Hon har på sig blåa kläder och  står framför en grå vägg.
Utrikesminister Ann Linde. Kristian Pohl/Regeringskansliet

Anne Linde presents new 2022 Statement of Foreign Policy

On 10 June, Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde presented a new Statement of Foreign Policy in the Riksdag. This Statement of Foreign Policy is Ms Linde’s fourth as Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Peter Hultqvist standing outside being interviewed in front of a plane.
Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist attending the JEF exercise at Skaraborg Air Force Wing in Såtenäs, Sweden. Photo: Viktoria Rinaldo/Swedish Armed Forces

Joint Expeditionary Force increases its presence in Sweden and Finland

A number of exercises within the framework of the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) will be held in Sweden and Finland in the coming months, following the two countries’ applications for NATO membership. Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist attended a JEF exercise at Skaraborg Air Force Wing (F 7) in Såtenäs on 5 July.

Picture of Hans Dahlgren
Hans Dahlgren, Minister for EU Affairs Photo: Kristian Pohl/The Government Offices of Sweden

Hans Dahlgren presented the general political direction of Sweden’s Presidency of the Council of the EU

Minister for EU Affairs Hans Dahlgren informed the Riksdag of the political direction of Sweden’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Picture: Johnér/The Government Offices

Sweden can do better: the Government’s policy priorities

Sweden has much to be proud of. We have a skilled labour force and a high proportion of Swedish people support themselves by working. Sweden has many innovative and competitive businesses that contribute to jobs and exports. Health care, education and social services are collectively financed and allocated according to need. The level of trust between people is high and Sweden has come a long way in terms of gender equality.

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