News from the Government and Government Offices
European Council on vaccine coordination
Vaccine coordination was the main topic on the agenda when Prime Minister Stefan Löfven met other EU leaders via a video conference on Thursday afternoon. They also discussed the production and distribution of vaccines and cooperation with countries outside the EU.
Statement by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven on the inauguration of US President Joe Biden
Today, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, and Kamala Harris as Vice President. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven warmly congratulate President Biden and Vice President Harris. The Swedish Government looks forward to close cooperation with their administration.
Debate on EU policy on 20 January
A debate on EU policy took place at the Riksdag on Wednesday 20 January. The Minister for EU Affairs Hans Dahlgren opened the debate with a presentation of the Government's priorities in its work with EU matters.
The debate on EU policy can be viewed on-demand via the Riksdag webcast service.
Magdalena Andersson takes over as Chair of the primary advisory body of the IMF
Today, Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson takes over as Chair of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), the primary advisory body of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). At a press conference with Managing Director of the IMF Kristalina Georgieva, Magdalena Andersson presented the direction of the IMFC’s work under her leadership as Chair.
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.
Foreign Minister Ann Linde inaugurated Swedish OSCE Chairpersonship 2021
Over the coming year, the Swedish Chairpersonship will do its part to ensure that the OSCE can make a real difference on the ground and defend the principles on which the Organization was founded.
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.
Ban on entry into Sweden from the United Kingdom and Denmark
The Government has decided to make certain changes to the entry ban into Sweden from the United Kingdom and Denmark. Regarding travel from the United Kingdom, exemptions will be made for people who live or work in Sweden. Regarding travel from Denmark, exemptions will be made to make it easier for Bornholm and those who live there. In addition to this, people with imperative family reasons will also be exempted.
Ministry for Foreign Affairs reintroduces advice against travel to the United Kingdom
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has decided to reintroduce advice against non-essential travel to the United Kingdom. The decision came into force immediately.