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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Panel discussion with the 2019 Nobel Laureates in Economic Sciences
Today, 11 December, Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson invited this year’s recipients of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel to a panel discussion about their research on poverty reduction.
Mr Eriksson moderated a discussion with Director-General of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency Carin Jämtin and the three Nobel Laureates Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer. Watch the panel discussion in the video above.
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.
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New state secretaries at the Government Offices
The Government today appointed 31 state secretaries at the Government Offices. Former state secretaries have been dismissed from their positions. Most of the state secretaries have previously held corresponding positions at the Government Offices.
· Press release from Amanda Lind, Anders Ygeman, Anna Ekström , Åsa Lindhagen, Hans Dahlgren, Ibrahim Baylan, Isabella Lövin, Jennie Nilsson, Lena Hallengren, Magdalena Andersson, Matilda Ernkrans, Mikael Damberg, Morgan Johansson, Per Bolund, Peter Eriksson, Peter Hultqvist, Stefan Löfven, Tomas Eneroth, Government, Government Offices, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Education and Research, Ministry of Employment, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of the Environment, Prime Minister's Office
Sweden and India agree to deepen their innovation cooperation
Sweden and India today signed a joint innovation partnership to deepen the collaboration between the two countries and contribute to sustainable growth and new job opportunities. The partnership was signed in connection with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Stockholm.
Innovation partnership programmes impact Swedish innovative environments
The collaborations, initiatives and projects that have resulted so far from the five innovation partnership programmes were presented when the National Innovation Council met on Monday 28 August. Together, the project managers and the Council looked to the future and discussed critical success factors, goals and opportunities for developing these partnerships. The experiences of partnership working, where the business sector, academia and organisations work together strategically, were highlighted and discussed by the Council.
Fact sheet: For sustainable digital transformation in Sweden – a Digital Strategy
The strategy outlines the focus of the Government’s digital policy. The vision is for sustainable digital transformation in Sweden. The overall objective is for Sweden to become the world leader in harnessing the opportunities of digital transformation.
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.