Minister for International Development Cooperation
"The world is facing major challenges. We are seeing democracy being eroded globally, while climate change is becoming an increasingly urgent problem and poverty appears to be gaining a foothold in parts of Africa. Sweden’s development cooperation must strengthen democracy and help to create a more sustainable and peaceful world."
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We must stand up for human rights, freedom of expression and confidence in the future
Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson talks about the most important political issues during this electoral period and what changes he wants to see.
Peter Eriksson is the new Minister for International Development Cooperation
Peter Eriksson is the new Minister for International Development Cooperation at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. He most recently served as Minister for Housing and Digital Development.
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Action on digital transformation
On May 18, the Government presented a strategy for how digital policy will contribute to competitiveness, full employment, and economic, social and environmentally sustainable development. The strategy outlines the focus of the Government’s digital policy. The objective is for Sweden to become the world leader in harnessing the opportunities of digital transformation.
A Completely Connected Sweden by 2025 − a Broadband Strategy
The government’s ambitions concerning coverage in the entire country are highly set and in order to work according to a long-term perspective the entire country needs an active broadband policy. By way of the broadband policy, the government would like to inspire all operators to a continuously fast broadband expansion and especially to see an improvement for users who find themselves outside densely populated areas and small populated areas, in order for Sweden to be completely connected. In order for the vision to be realized, both public and private efforts are required. The government will therefore work to maintain the positive development in fast broadband expansion. In the new strategy, the starting point is a market-driven development, completed by public efforts.
Invitation to photo opportunity when Prime Minister Stefan Löfven receives Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas
On Wednesday 12 October, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will receive Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas for talks. Discussions are expected to primarily focus on EU issues such as migration, a social Europe and digitalisation. Security and Baltic Sea issues will also be discussed.