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.

Swedens Government led by Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson.
Swedens Government led by Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson. 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.

Magdalena Andersson, Prime Minister
Magdalena Andersson 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.

Jeanette Gustafsdotter, Minister for Culture
Jeanette Gustafsdotter Minister for Culture

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
Lina Axelsson Kihlblom, Minister for Schools
Lina Axelsson Kihlblom Minister for Schools

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.

Eva Nordmark, Minister for Employment
Eva Nordmark Minister for Employment and Gender Equality
Johan Danielsson, Minister for Housing and Deputy Minister for Employment
Johan Danielsson Minister for Housing and Deputy Minister for Employment

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.

Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation
Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation
Anna-Caren Sätherberg, Minister for Rural Affairs
Anna-Caren Sätherberg Minister for Rural Affairs

Ministry of the Environment

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

Annika Strandhäll, Minister for Social Security
Annika Strandhäll Minister for Climate and the Environment

Ministry of Finance

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

Mikael Damberg, Minister for Finance
Mikael Damberg Minister for Finance
Max Elger, Minister for Financial Markets
Max Elger Minister for Financial Markets
Ida Karkiainen, Minister for Public Administration
Ida Karkiainen Minister for Public Administration

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.

Ann Linde, Utrikes­minister
Ann Linde Minister for Foreign Affairs
Matilda Ernkrans, minister för högre utbildning och forskning
Matilda Ernkrans Minister for International Development Cooperation
Anna Hallberg, utrikeshandels­minister och ­minister med ansvar för nordiska frågor
Anna Hallberg Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs

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
Ardalan Shekarabi, Minister for Public Administration
Ardalan Shekarabi 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
Khashayar Farmanbar, Minister for Energy and Digital Development
Khashayar Farmanbar 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.

Minister for Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson
Morgan Johansson Minister for Justice and Home Affairs
Anders Ygeman, Minister for Energy and Digital Development
Anders Ygeman Minister for Integration and Migration