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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Handshake on digitalisation and geofencing
Directly after the awful terror attack in Stockholm on 7 April 2017, Minister for Infrastructure Anna Johansson took the initiative to hold a meeting at the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation to discuss with representatives of relevant government agencies, the automotive industry, the transport sector, trade union organisations, the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, and large municipalities how we can work together to reduce the risk of vehicles being hijacked and used in terror attacks. One proposal raised at the meeting concerned the use of geofencing.
Questions and answers: Act and Ordinance on identity checks in the event of serious danger to public order or domestic security in the country
In 2015, Sweden received approximately 163 000 asylum applications, around 35 000 of which were from unaccompanied minors. This entails many and major challenges, not just for the Swedish asylum system, which is being subjected to major strains, but also for other public services such as access to housing, health and medical care, schools and social welfare.
Government paves the way for self-driving vehicles
The Government has adopted an ordinance on trials of self-driving vehicles. The ordinance introduces the requirement of a permit to conduct trials of self-driving vehicles. The Swedish Transport Agency will examine matters concerning permits and will have a mandate to grant a permit with conditions.
A National Food Strategy for Sweden – more jobs and sustainable growth throughout the country. Short version of Government bill 2016/17:104
The Food Strategy is a platform that sets out the direction of our policy towards 2030, to create stability and ensure a long-term approach. Concrete measures are put forward in the Government’s action plan stemming from areas identified in the strategy. Some, but not all, of the actions can be realised by the Government. To be successful, the entire food supply chain need to work in the same direction, where as many as possible are contributing. With the Food Strategy as foundation, we will be able to meet the challenges facing us and strengthen the Swedish food supply chain.
A long-term food strategy for Sweden
Swedish food creates jobs, sustainable growth and values for society as a whole. In addition to meeting the demand for food, we gain open landscapes and lively rural communities. The national food strategy will help strengthen competitiveness and to ensure the potential of Swedish food production is fully realised to the benefit of actors and stakeholders throughout the entire food supply chain – from primary production all the way to the consumer.
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.
A Swedish aviation strategy - for aviation's role of the transport system of tomorrow
Aviation is of great importance to Sweden’s economy and competitiveness. It plays an important role in helping to meet the needs of people and the business sector for long-distance domestic and international travel and transport. Aviation is part of the transport system, which means that it must develop in collaboration with other modes of transport to create an efficient and sustainable transport system. The aviation strategy will help make Sweden a socially, environmentally and economically more sustainable society.
A Swedish aviation strategy – for aviation’s role in the transport system of tomorrow
The Government has adopted 'A Swedish aviation strategy – for aviation's role in the transport system of tomorrow'. The aviation strategy is a policy document, a platform that clarifies the Government's overall view of aviation's role in the transport system and also presents the Government's priorities in seven different areas on the continued work to develop the conditions for Swedish aviation.
Sustainable business – the Government’s policy for sustainable business
"Sustainable business is about running companies with an eye to the future. It is about minimising the company’s negative impact on society, complying with international guidelines and doing their bit for positive social change. What this means is companies showing, through their actions, that they are earning the trust of employees, consumers, investors and other stakeholders every day. Sustainable business is also a state of mind, one in which inventive companies use innovation, and sustainable consumption and production, to boost their competitiveness and contribute solutions to the challenges faced by the whole of society in broad cooperation."