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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Sweden’s new Government
Today, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented the Statement of Government Policy in the Riksdag and announced the ministers that make up the Government. The change of government took place at a Council of State at the Royal Palace presided over by His Majesty the King.
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Government to review Swedish Transport Agency
The Government took two decisions on 3 August 2017 as a result of the information that has emerged about the Swedish Transport Agency’s procurement of IT services. The first decision is to appoint an inquiry chair to review the events that led to security-sensitive and otherwise secret data being handled in contravention of Swedish legislation. The second requires the Swedish Transport Agency to identify the data that was handled inappropriately and determine what measures may be necessary to ensure the appropriate handling of protected information in future.
Government reshuffle, 27 July 2017
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven today announced a government reshuffle. Three ministers have chosen to leave their posts, two new ministers have been appointed, and two ministers have been entrusted with revised areas of responsibility.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to meet President Emmanuel Macron
On 31 July, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will travel to Paris for meetings with President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Edouard Philippe. The agenda for talks includes Swedish-French cooperation, the future of the EU, migration and security, and jobs and growth. Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg will also travel to Paris, as one important issue to be discussed is innovation cooperation and the business sector.
The state’s ownership policy and guidelines for state-owned enterprises 2017
The Swedish Government adopted the following ownership policy for state-owned enterprises on 22 December 2016. The policy applies from 1 January 2017 and supersedes the previous ownership policy adopted in 2015. The Government’s guidelines for external reporting and guidelines for remuneration and other terms of employment for senior executives are included in the state’s ownership policy.
Anna Johansson opened Vision Zero Conference 2017
On 14–15 June, the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, the Swedish Transport Administration and the Swedish Transport Agency hosted the Vision Zero Conference 2017 in Stockholm. World-leading road safety experts, ministers and decision-makers from across the globe met for two days to discuss road safety at a strategic level.
Fact sheet: A national cycling strategy for more and safer cycling
The Government wants to encourage long-term sustainable transport solutions. More and safer cycling can reduce congestion and the environmental impact of travel in builtup areas, and contribute to improved public health.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to visit China
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will be in China on 26–28 June. He will be joined on the trip by several ministers and a business delegation with a focus on green innovation and sustainability. Mr Löfven will also have talks with China’s Premier Li Keqiang and speak at the World Economic Forum.
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.
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