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.

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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, Prime Minister
Stefan Löfven Prime Minister
Hans Dahlgren, EU-minister
Hans Dahlgren Minister for EU Affairs

Ministry of Culture

The ministry is responsible for issues concerning culture, democracy, media, the national minorities, and the language and culture of the Sami people. The Ministry is also responsible for sport, youth policy and issues concerning civil society, faith communities, and burial and cremation services.

Amanda Lind, Minister for Culture and Democracy, with responsibility for sport
Amanda Lind Minister for Culture and Democracy, with responsibility for sport

Ministry of Defence

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

Peter Hultqvist, Minister for Defence
Peter Hultqvist Minister for Defence

Ministry of Education and Research

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

Anna Ekström, Minister for Education
Anna Ekström Minister for Education
Matilda Ernkrans, Minister for Higher Education and Research
Matilda Ernkrans Minister for Higher Education and Research

Ministry of Employment

The Ministry is responsible for the labour market, the work environment, gender equality, human rights at national level, children’s rights and the introduction of newly arrived immigrants.

Ylva Johansson Minister for Employment
Ylva Johansson Minister for Employment
Åsa Lindhagen, Minister for Gender Equality, with responsibility for anti-discrimination and anti-segregation
Åsa Lindhagen Minister for Gender Equality, with responsibility for anti-discrimination and anti-segregation

Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation

The ministry is responsible for matters relating to state-owned enterprises, enterprise and industrial policy, rural affairs and regional growth.

Ibrahim Baylan, Minister for Enterprise
Ibrahim Baylan Minister for Enterprise
Jennie Nilsson, Minister for Rural Affairs
Jennie Nilsson Minister for Rural Affairs

Ministry of the Environment

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

Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister
Isabella Lövin Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister

Ministry of Finance

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

Magdalena Andersson, Minister for Finance
Magdalena Andersson Minister for Finance
Ardalan Shekarabi, Minister for Public Administration
Ardalan Shekarabi Minister for Public Administration
Per Bolund, Minister for Financial Markets and Housing, Deputy Minister for Finance
Per Bolund Minister for Financial Markets and Housing, 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 Foreign Trade, with responsibility for Nordic affairs
Ann Linde Minister for Foreign Trade, with responsibility for Nordic affairs
Peter Eriksson, Minister for International Development Cooperation
Peter Eriksson Minister for International Development Cooperation

Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

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

Lena Hallengren, Minister for Health and Social Affairs
Lena Hallengren Minister for Health and Social Affairs
Anníka Strandhäll
Annika Strandhäll Minister for Social Security

Ministry of Infrastructure

The Ministry of Infrastructure is responsible for matters relating to infrastructure, digital policy, post issues and energy.

Tomas Eneroth, Minister for Infrastructure
Tomas Eneroth Minister for Infrastructure
Anders Ygeman, Minister for Energy and Digital Development
Anders Ygeman Minister for Energy and Digital Development

Ministry of Justice

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

Morgan Johansson, Minister for Justice and Migration
Morgan Johansson Minister for Justice and Migration
Mikael Damberg, Minister for Home Affairs
Mikael Damberg Minister for Home Affairs