Ann Linde

Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Trade, with responsibility for Nordic affairs

Minister for Foreign Trade, with responsibility for Nordic affairs

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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

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    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

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    Minister for Foreign Trade, with responsibility for Nordic affairs, Ann Linde. Photo: Government Offices/Kristian Pohl.

    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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  • The time has come for the EU to deliver

    Opinion piece in Svenska Dagbladet 10 September 2016 by Stefan Löfven and Ann Linde. Europe is currently facing what may be the greatest challenges since the European project emerged out of the ruins of two devastating world wars. The refugee crisis, the widening gaps and the unemployment that have characterised the last few years have also mobilised powers for less cooperation and more isolationism.

  • Sweden needs TTIP for jobs

    Opinion piece in Aftonbladet 2 September 2016 by Ann Linde and Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson. A free trade agreement with the United States is important if we are to create a greater number of competitive jobs in Sweden. Neither the Government nor the Swedish Trade Union Confederation subscribes to the view that the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – TTIP – between the EU and the US have failed or should be abandoned. There are few tools that can genuinely increase the number of jobs – new progressive and comprehensive trade agreements are one such tool.

  • Ann Linde takes initiative at EU level for a ‘Digital 9’ group

    At the initiative of Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde, the Government today welcomed a number of European ministerial colleagues to Stockholm to form a 'Digital 9' group (D9). The aim is to begin a new collaboration and, in doing so, take on a leading role in the EU when it comes to pushing forward the agenda on digitalisation issues and creating a digital single market within the EU.

  • Free trade does not widen the gaps

    Opinion piece in Dagens industri, 22 August 2016 More and more criticism of globalisation and free trade is being voiced around the world. The solution is to be part of development and to offer a strong safety net and an active labour market policy, writes Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde.

  • Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde met French and German EU ministers

    On 11 July, Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde met the French and German EU ministers in Berlin to discuss how these Member States can pursue a common policy now that Sweden’s closest partner in the EU, the United Kingdom, has voted to leave the EU. It is important for Sweden to find new strong partners to enable it to take part in shaping the future of the EU.

  • Sweden, France and Germany in future initiative for the EU

    On Monday 11 July, Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde is meeting the French and German EU ministers in Berlin to jointly raise the level of ambition for EU job creation efforts and to step up the important climate efforts that the world has undertaken since Paris. Together, they will sign a declaration that shows a higher level of ambition and strengthened cooperation on a few specific issues.

  • TTIP dialogue in Stockholm

    A unique event organised by the Government Offices together with the Swedish Trade Union Confederation and the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise brought together representatives of business, civil society, the EU and the United States for a full-day dialogue on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

  • Sweden working for more efficient global trade

    This week, Sweden is hosting an international meeting on how we can simplify trade in our important eastern neighbourhood. Participants from more than 40 countries are coming to Stockholm to exchange experiences and learn from each other about how to best simplify trade and customs procedures.

  • Stockholm hosting high-level dialogue on TTIP

    On 31 May, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs – together with the Swedish Trade Union Confederation and the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise – is hosting a high-level dialogue on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP. Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde will take part, together with EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström and the United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Michael Froman.

  • Ann Linde new Minister for EU Affairs and Trade at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    In connection with the government reshuffle on 25 May 2016, Ann Linde took up her new office as Minister for EU Affairs and Trade at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Ms Linde has had an extensive career, both internationally and at the Government Offices. Most recently she served as State Secretary to Minister for Home Affairs Anders Ygeman at the Ministry of Justice.