Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation
The Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation is responsible for matters relating to state-owned enterprises, enterprise and industrial policy, rural affairs and regional growth.
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Economic measures in response to COVID-19
More about the measures taken so far in response to the COVID-19 virus.
Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation on company initiatives during the virus outbreak
Listen to the Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation, Ibrahim Baylan, talk about company initiatives during the virus outbreak.
Temporary discount for fixed rental costs in vulnerable sectors
The Government has proposed a temporary discount for fixed rental costs in vulnerable sectors to mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 virus outbreak. The proposal is based on an agreement between the Government, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.
Proposed central government loan guarantee programme for small and medium-sized enterprises
On Wednesday 25 March, a proposal was presented for loan guarantees to companies adversely affected by the COVID-19 virus outbreak. The aim is to make it easier for primarily small and medium-sized enterprises to access financing.
Minister for Rural Affairs: The Government and I are in continuous dialogue with the food industry
Listen to the Minister for Rural Affairs, Jennie Nilsson, talk about food security in Sweden. "We have plenty of food available. There is currently no food shortage in Sweden."
The Government appoints a coordinator in response to the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the business sector
The COVID-19 virus has affected many Swedish companies. The Government therefore decided today to task a coordinator to collaborate with the social partners and the business sector, and to gather information about the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the business sector. Anders Ferbe has been appointed as the coordinator.
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Inquiry paves way for automated vehicles
The Government’s Inquiry Chair Jonas Bjelfvenstam presented on March 7 2018, his final report ‘The path to automated driving – market introduction’ (SOU 2018:16) to the Minister for Infrastructure Tomas Eneroth. The Inquiry proposes regulatory changes necessary to begin using and developing automated vehicles on roads over the next few years.
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.
Sweden to host UN conference on road safety in 2020
The UN General Assembly in New York confirmed on Thursday 12 April that Sweden will host the Third Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety in 2020.
Government makes announcement on low emission zones
Minister for Infrastructure Tomas Eneroth and Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog have announced how the new provisions on low emission zones would be designed. The Government will give municipalities the possibility of introducing three different kinds of low emission zones as of 1 January 2020.
Minister for Infrastructure and EU Transport Commissioner to host citizens’ dialogue in Stockholm
On Friday 16 March, Minister for Infrastructure Tomas Eneroth and EU Commissioner Violeta Bulc invite the public to a citizen’s dialogue entitled ‘Future of EU transport – sustainable, smart and safe’.
The Government of Sweden’s measures against sexual violence and harassment
One of the Swedish Government’s gender equality policy sub-goals is that men’s violence against women must stop. With reference to #metoo, the following lists some examples of implemented and forthcoming measures to counteract sexual violence, harassment and assault.
The Government of Sweden takes action against sexual violence and harassment
The #metoo movement in Sweden strongly demonstrates that more needs to be done to combat sexual harassment and sexual violence in workplaces and society at large. The Swedish Government requires all employers to take responsibility for a secure work environment. In the area of work environment and discrimination there are already many tools and relevant legislation, but the power and size of the petitions show that there are deficiencies in compliance with the regulations. For this reason, Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson and Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér have met with the labour market and union partners, and several ministers have in recent weeks convened meetings with heads of government agencies and business leaders in order to focus on the responsibility of employers to counteract sexual violence and harassment.
France and Sweden discuss closer cooperation on innovation in clean, connected and autonomous transport
Mrs Elisabeth Borne, French Minister in charge of Transport and Mr Tomas Eneroth, Swedish Minister for Infrastructures inaugurated today the 14th edition of the International Exhibition of Road and Urban Transport Solutions (Solutrans), which runs until 25 November at Lyon. Sweden is a guest of honor at Solutrans this year.
French-Swedish cooperation for a more innovative and greener EU
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and the French President Emmanuel Macron have signed a strategic partnership for innovation, digital transformation and green solutions. The partnership will help address social challenges, create new jobs and maintain social cohesion.
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.