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A new sustainable export initiative throughout the country
Making the entire Nordic region the first integrated 5G zone and getting Swedish companies to export more. Listen to Minister for Foreign Trade with responsibility for Nordic affairs Ann Linde talk about some of her priorities during this electoral period.
Nominations for the 2018 Music Export Prize
The Government’s Music Export Prize is awarded every year to an artist who has been internationally successful during the preceding year and has contributed to Swedish musical export success and to a positive image of Sweden. The winner will be announced by Minister for Foreign Trade, with responsibility for Nordic affairs, Ann Linde at a ceremony at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs on Wednesday 6 March at 14.30.
Ann Linde is the new Minister for Foreign Trade, with responsibility for Nordic affairs
Ann Linde is Minister for Foreign Trade, with responsibility for Nordic affairs, at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. She most recently served as Minister for EU Affairs and Trade.
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Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde leads Team Sweden delegation to Palestine
On 21–22 November, Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde will travel to Palestine. Ms Linde will lead a Team Sweden delegation of around 10 companies and representatives of four government agencies. It will be the first time the Government conducts a Team Sweden trip to Palestine.
Eight Swedish cabinet ministers to the Social Summit in Gothenburg
The Prime Minister, together with the EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has invited to a social summit focusing on the promotion of Fair Jobs and growth, in Gothenburg on Friday 17 November. Heads of State and heads of Governments together with other EU-member ministers will be in place.
Ann Linde to host Digital 9 ministerial meeting
On Wednesday 18 October, Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde will host a ministerial meeting of the Digital 9 group (D9), focusing on the EU’s digital single market. The aim of the D9 is to continue to push the EU’s digital agenda forward.
The Swedish Government strongly criticizes the Commission’s EMA assessment in a letter today
The Minister for Health and Social Affairs Annika Strandhäll and the Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde criticize the assessment in a letter today to the Commission with clarifying comments on the Swedish bid. The ministers conclude that this has not been a serious part of the process.
EU and Japan – agreement on free trade deal
The EU and Japan have reached an agreement in principle on both an Economic Partnership Agreement and a political Strategic Partnership Agreement, which both regions say represents an ‘economic landmark’. “Two of the world’s largest economies have agreed to conclude a free trade agreement at a time when protectionist winds are blowing around the world. This sends an important signal to the rest of the world,” says Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to visit China
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will be in China on 26–28 June. He will be joined on the trip by several ministers and a business delegation with a focus on green innovation and sustainability. Mr Löfven will also have talks with China’s Premier Li Keqiang and speak at the World Economic Forum.
Prime Minister to welcome Aung San Suu Kyi to Stockholm
On Monday 12 June, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will welcome Myanmar’s State Counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi, to Rosenbad. They will meet to discuss bilateral relations between Sweden and Myanmar.
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Swede Lars Karlsson is EU candidate in election of new WCO Secretary General
The EU Member States today selected Lars Karlsson as their joint candidate for the election of a new Secretary General of the World Customs Organisation (WCO). The WCO brings together 180 of the world’s customs administrations and has the primary task of facilitation trade and customs procedures for its members.