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.

Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

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
Hans Dahlgren, EU-minister
Hans Dahlgren Minister for EU Affairs

Ministry of Culture

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

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, research and youth policy.

Anna Ekström
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 labour market policy and has coordination responsibility for the introduction of newly arrived immigrants.

Ylva Johansson
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 the business sector, housing and transport, Digital Policy, regional growth and rural policy.

Ibrahim Baylan
Ibrahim Baylan Minister for Enterprise
Jennie Nilsson, Minister for Rural Affairs
Jennie Nilsson Minister for Rural Affairs
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 the Environment and Energy

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

Isabella Lövin
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
Magdalena Andersson Minister for Finance
Ardalan Shekarabi, Minister for Public Administration
Ardalan Shekarabi Minister for Public Administration
Per Bolund
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
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 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