News from the Government and Government Offices

  • Sweden and United Kingdom sign agreement on development of future combat aircraft capabilities

    On 18 July, Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Defence Penny Mordaunt signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in London.
    On 18 July, Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Defence Penny Mordaunt signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in London. Photo: Adriana Haxhimustafa/Government Offices

    On 18 July, Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Defence Penny Mordaunt signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in London agreeing to examine the possibilities for joint development of future combat aircraft capabilities and combat aircraft systems.

  • Key acts and ordinances entering into force in mid-2019

    Picture: The Government Offices of Sweden

    This compilation contains a selection of acts and ordinances – both new and amended – that enter into force in mid-2019

PM Stefan Löfven
- Even though we did not achieve complete consensus yesterday, it is important to remember that just a few months ago only a few countries supported the goal of climate neutrality by 2050. Now 24 out of 28 countries do. So we’re moving in the right direction and we will continue to push the issue,” said Mr Löfven after the EU summit of June 20-21. Photo: EU Representation of Sweden

Climate and future issues at EU summit

Climate change, the long-term EU budget and the EU’s strategic agenda for the coming institutional cycle were on the agenda when Stefan Löfven and other heads of state or government from EU Member States met in Brussels on 20–21 June. The EU leaders also discussed the EU’s external relations and appointments to several top positions in the EU.

Stefan Löfven och Emmanuel Macron skakar hand.
Statsminister Stefan Löfven och Frankrikes president Emmanuel Macron. Foto: Francois Mori/AP/TT Nyhetsbyrån

Declaration between France and Sweden on cooperation in European affairs and an update of the French-Swedish partnership for innovation and green solutions

Sweden and France have today taken a new step to further increase our bilateral cooperation, at national level, within the European Union and globally.

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at the press conference
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven announced today that the Government will hold the conference in Malmö on 27–28 October 2020. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

Malmö to host conference on combating antisemitism and remembrance of the Holocaust

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven announced today that the Government will hold the conference in Malmö on 27–28 October 2020. The aim of the conference is to counter and combat antisemitism, and pass on the memory of the Holocaust.

 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.

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