Ministry of Culture
The Ministry of Culture is responsible for issues relating to culture, media, democracy, human rights at national level, the national minorities and the language and culture of the Sami people. The Ministry is also responsible for anti-discrimination work and issues concerning civil society, faith communities and burial and cremation services.
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New minister at the Ministry of Culture
On 21 January, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented the Statement of Government Policy in the Riksdag and announced the ministers that make up the Government. Amanda Lind is the new Minister for Culture and Democracy, with responsibility for sport and head of ministry.
The Government has appointed Helene Öberg as State Secretary to Minister for Culture and Democracy, with responsibility for sport, Amanda Lind.
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Speech by Amanda Lind at the opening of Göteborg Film Festival
Gothenburg, 25 January 2019 Check against delivery.Speech by Amanda Lind at the opening of Göteborg Film Festival
State Secretary to Amanda Lind
Helene Öberg is State Secretary to Minister for Culture and Democracy, with responsibility for sport, Amanda Lind. State secretaries are politically appointed senior officials at the Government Offices who lead the work of a ministry directly under the head of the ministry or another minister. State secretaries are responsible for planning and coordination.State Secretary to Amanda Lind
New state secretaries at the Government Offices
· Press release from Amanda Lind, Anders Ygeman, Ann Linde, Anna Ekström , Ardalan Shekarabi, Åsa Lindhagen, Government, Government Offices, Hans Dahlgren, Ibrahim Baylan, Isabella Lövin, Jennie Nilsson, Lena Hallengren, Magdalena Andersson, Margot Wallström, Matilda Ernkrans, Mikael Damberg, 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 and Energy, Morgan Johansson, Per Bolund, Peter Eriksson, Peter Hultqvist, Prime Minister's Office, Stefan Löfven, Tomas Eneroth, Ylva Johansson
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.New state secretaries at the Government Offices
New financing of public service adopted
The Riksdag has decided that the current radio and television licence fee, which is paid by all households that have a television, will be replaced by an individual public service fee. The fee will be collected via the tax system. The fees will be administered in a closed system that is handled separately from other funds in the central government budget.New financing of public service adopted
Alice Bah Kuhnke to chair meeting of Nordic Council of Ministers for Culture in Oslo
Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke will chair the meeting of the Nordic Council of Ministers for Culture in Oslo on 31 October. The meeting is being held in connection with the annual session of the Nordic Council, where the Nordic Council prizes are also awarded. Sweden holds the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2018.Alice Bah Kuhnke to chair meeting of Nordic Council of Ministers for Culture in Oslo
Government Offices takes part in Pride 2018
The Government Offices will take part in Stockholm Pride for the 14th time. Advancing equal rights and opportunities for LGBTI people is a priority for the Government. Taking part in Pride is one way of increasing awareness about the Government’s work.Government Offices takes part in Pride 2018
Chronological overview of LGBT persons rights in Sweden
The formal rights for LGBT persons in Sweden have been strengthened through various reforms. This has involved changes in the law, including the introduction of a principle of non-discrimination, enhanced rights in family law and anti-hate crime initiatives. What follows is a chronological overview of several reforms put in place to strengthen and promote equal rights for LGBT persons.Chronological overview of LGBT persons rights in Sweden
Equal rights and opportunities for LGBT persons in Sweden
In recent years, a number of reforms have been introduced in order to secure equal rights for LGBT persons. There has also been a positive societal development regarding these issues which has helped to ensure a better situation for LGBT persons in Sweden. However, LGBT persons, in particular transgender persons, still face difficulties in Sweden. The government is therefore taking further measures for equal rights for LGBT persons. You can find out more about these measures in the leaflet in the link on the righthand side of this article.Equal rights and opportunities for LGBT persons in Sweden
Speech by Alice Bah Kuhnke at the ALMA Award ceremony 2018
Stockholm, 29 May 2017. Check against delivery.Speech by Alice Bah Kuhnke at the ALMA Award ceremony 2018