News from the Government and Government Offices

  • Upswing for resilient Swedish economy in 2021

    Resilience in the Swedish economy is strong and the recovery will gather strength in the second half of 2021. As activity increases, the labour market will also gain strength. Despite this, the situation remains serious, especially for those whose position in the labour market is weak. This is clear from the Ministry of Finance’s most recent forecast, presented today by Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson.

  • The Swedish way: government policies and practices

    Illustration: The Government Offices of Sweden

    "Generations before us have built one of the richest and fairest countries in the world. Our task is to build a stronger nation – one that can make the transition to a new era. We must ensure that our children inherit a sustainable, safe and equal society." Prime Minister Stefan Löfven

    Read about the Swedish Government’s policies and practices to achieve progress in key areas.

  • 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: Jimmy Croona/Swedish Armed Forces

Objectives for Swedish Total defence 2021–2025 - Government bill ‘Totalförsvaret 2021–2025’

The government bill contains proposals on an overall objective for total defence, new objectives for military and civil defence, the direction of the force structure of the Swedish Armed Forces.

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

Questions and answers about the entry ban to Sweden

The Government has decided to extend the general entry ban for foreign citizens who cannot present a negative COVID-19 test result on arrival in Sweden until 31 May 2021. To travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU/ EEA, you must be covered by at least one of the exemptions from the entry ban and also be able to present a negative COVID-19 test or be exempt from the test requirement.

Photo: Sofie Westling/The Government Offices of Sweden

Ministry for Foreign Affairs extends advice against travel

Today, 26 January, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs decided to extend its advice against all non-essential travel to all countries outside the EU/EEA/Schengen area. The decision remains in effect until 15 April 2021.

Content about the Government and the Government Offices of Sweden