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Migration policy and EU future in focus during Prime Minister Stefan Löfven’s past meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel


Sweden and Germany enjoy close cooperation both in the EU and bilaterally. Since becoming Prime Minister in 2014, Stefan Löfven has visited Germany several times for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Reforming EU migration policy has been high on the agenda since the Government took office and was also the focus of Mr Löfven's visit to Berlin in September 2015.

25 February 2015

Stefan Löfven's first visit to Germany as Prime Minister took place on 25 February 2015. The purpose of the visit was to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel and Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel in Berlin.

Press release: Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel

8 September 2015

In the autumn of 2015, the international refugee crisis was in focus. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Chancellor Angela Merkel met in Berlin on 8 September 2015.

Press release: Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to meet with Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel

26 August 2016

At the invitation of Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven visited Berlin on 26 August 2016, together with Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, to discuss the EU's future and challenges in the wake of the UK referendum on 23 June 2016. The meeting took place ahead of the informal European Council meeting in Bratislava in September 2016.

Press release: Prime Minister to meet with Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel