News from the Government and Government Offices

  • Brexit and the single market at the EU Summit

    Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
    Prime Minister Stefan Löfven meets the EU heads of state and government in Brussels on 21–22 March at the year’s first EU summit. Photo: Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union

    When Prime Minister Stefan Löfven meets his colleagues in Brussels on 21–22 March, Brexit will dominate the meeting’s first day. The EU heads of state and government will also address the EU’s long-term climate strategy and discuss jobs, growth and competitiveness.

  • International support for new chemicals framework

    • The Ministers sitting at a meeting table talking each other.

      Sweden's Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin and Uruguay’s Minister of Housing, Territorial Planning and Environment Eneida de Léon.

      Photo: UNEP (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

    • The Minister speaking at a podium.

      Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin giving Sweden's national statment at UNEA-4.

      Photo: UNEP (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

    Sweden and Uruguay co-chaired a meeting of the High Ambition Alliance on Chemicals and Waste, with representatives from a number of countries and organisations. Participants agreed on a joint statement to work together for a new, ambitious global framework for chemicals and waste to be adopted in 2020. The meeting took place at the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) in Nairobi, Kenya.

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.

 Prime Minister and Minister of Gender Equality
“Gender equality is a matter of justice. We see the inequality between women and men as a social problem. And this is where policy can create change,” say Stefan Löfven and Åsa Lindhagen. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

Feminist policy must make a difference in people’s daily lives and experiences

Since 21 January 2019, Sweden has a new feminist Government. “We will use our policies to build a society in which all people have equal value and equal rights, opportunities and responsibilities, and in which no one is limited by their gender,” say Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Lindhagen.

Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

Sweden’s new Government

Today, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented the Statement of Government Policy in the Riksdag and announced the ministers that make up the Government. The change of government took place at a Council of State at the Royal Palace presided over by His Majesty the King.

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.

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