The Government of Sweden

The Government governs Sweden and is the driving force in the process of legislative change, thereby influencing the development of our society. The Government consists of a prime minister and 22 ministers.

Statement of Government Policy, 12 September 2017

The Swedish Government standing outside on the stairs at the residence of Harpsund.
The Swedish Government. The former Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality, Åsa Regnér is present in the photo. Since 8 March 2018 Lena Hallengren is Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

Ministries and ministers

Prime Minister's Office

The Prime Minister’s Office is responsible for leading and coordinating the work of the Government Offices.

Stefan Löfven
Stefan Löfven Prime Minister
Ibrahim Baylan
Ibrahim Baylan Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy

Ministry of Culture

The ministry is responsible for culture, media, democracy, human rights at national level and religious communities.

Alice Bah Kuhnke
Alice Bah Kuhnke Minister for Culture and Democracy

Ministry of Defence

The ministry is responsible for the Government’s defence policy.

Peter Hultqvist
Peter Hultqvist Minister for Defence

Ministry of Education and Research

The ministry is responsible for the Government’s education, research and youth policy.

Gustav Fridolin
Gustav Fridolin Minister for Education
Helene Hellmark Knutsson
Helene Hellmark Knutsson Minister for Higher Education and Research
Anna Ekström
Anna Ekström Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training

Ministry of Employment

The ministry is responsible for labour market policy and has coordination responsibility for the introduction of newly arrived immigrants.

Ylva Johansson
Ylva Johansson Minister for Employment and Integration

Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation

The ministry is responsible for the business sector, housing and transport, ICT, regional growth and rural policy.

Mikael Damberg
Mikael Damberg Minister for Enterprise and Innovation
Sven-Erik Bucht
Sven-Erik Bucht Minister for Rural Affairs
Peter Eriksson
Peter Eriksson Minister for Housing and Digital Development
Tomas Eneroth
Tomas Eneroth Minister for Infrastructure

Ministry of the Environment and Energy

The ministry is responsible for the Government’s environmental, energy and climate policy.

Karolina Skog
Karolina Skog Minister for the Environment

Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Finance works with issues concerning economic policies, taxes, central government administration, financial markets and consumer policy.

Magdalena Andersson
Magdalena Andersson Minister for Finance
Ardalan Shekarabi
Ardalan Shekarabi Minister for Public Administration
Per Bolund
Per Bolund Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs, Deputy Minister for Finance

Ministry for Foreign Affairs

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Sweden's missions abroad are responsible for Sweden’s foreign, development assistance and trade policy.

Margot Wallström
Margot Wallström Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ann Linde Minister for EU Affairs and Trade
Isabella Lövin
Isabella Lövin Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister

Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

The ministry is responsible for social welfare, including health promotion and health care for the sick.

Anníka Strandhäll
Annika Strandhäll Minister for Health and Social Affairs
Lena Hallengren
Lena Hallengren Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality

Ministry of Justice

The ministry is responsible for the judicial system, migration and asylum issues, emergency preparedness, fundamental laws, civil law, etc.

Morgan Johansson
Morgan Johansson Minister for Justice and Home Affairs
Portrait of Heléne Fritzon
Heléne Fritzon Minister for Migration and Deputy Minister for Justice