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Stefan Löfven invites Nordic colleagues to prime ministers meeting in Örnsköldsvik
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has invited his prime minister colleagues from Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland to attend the annual informal prime ministers meeting. Sweden is chair of Nordic cooperation this year and Mr Löfven will host the meeting on 22–23 May in Örnsköldsvik. A press conference with the Nordic prime ministers will be held 23 May at 11.10.
Sweden hosting global energy meetings
On 23 and 24 May, Sweden, the EU and the Nordic countries will together host major energy ministerial meetings. On 22 May, the annual Nordic energy ministerial meeting will be held in Lund. In connection with these meetings, the Öresund region will also host Nordic Clean Energy Week. Politicians, researchers and business representatives will come together to discuss future energy solutions. Follow all news updates on the Nordic Clean Energy Week page.
The 2018 Spring Budget: Building our society – a secure and sustainable Sweden
On 16 April, the Government presents its Spring Fiscal Policy Bill and a proposed spring amending budget to the Riksdag. In the Spring Fiscal Policy Bill, the Government presents its economic assessment and the direction of fiscal policy ahead of the budget for 2019. In the amending budget, the Government proposes changes to the budget during the current fiscal year. “We have taken Sweden in a new direction. Investments in jobs, health care, schools and the climate have borne fruit. The Government is now making additional investments for a secure and sustainable Sweden,” says Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson.
Prime Minister Löfven received UN Secretary-General António Guterres
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and UN Secretary-General António Guterres met for talks on Monday 23 April at the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm. Subjects for discussion included how the UN’s work on refugee flows, crises and conflicts can be strengthened, Sweden’s work on the UN Security Council and reform of UN working methods.
The Swedish Government’s overall EU priorities
By highlighting the most important issues in EU work for the fourth time in this electoral term, the Government is focusing its efforts where they are best needed, which enhances Sweden’s ability to influence developments. In 2018 the Government will give particular priority to questions concerning a social Europe for jobs and inclusive growth; an ambitious climate, energy and environment policy; a common asylum system and expanded cooperation on migration; and a secure EU in a secure world.
Minister for Foreign Affairs presented Government Statement of Foreign Policy
On 14 February, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström presented the 2018 Statement of Foreign Policy in the Riksdag. The traditional foreign policy debate followed. The Statement of Foreign Policy outlines the Government’s visions for Sweden’s work in the world and Swedish foreign policy positions.
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