Minister for Finance
“Creating growth in a way that is socially and ecologically sustainable and fairly distributed is one of the crucial issues of our time. It is also an issue where Sweden has good prospects of being at the forefront.”
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Global economy affecting well-equipped Sweden more and more clearly
Today, Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson presents the Ministry of Finance’s latest forecast for economic development and the situation in the municipal sector.
Following a couple of years of high growth, the Swedish economy began to slow down last year. Trade conflicts have checked global trade, which is affecting exports of Swedish goods, and uncertainty in the world economy is reducing willingness to invest, both in Sweden and other countries.
Budget Bill for 2020: Reforms for a stronger society
Today the Government presents the Budget Bill for 2020 to the Riksdag. The Government is proposing measures to increase the number of jobs, tackle the challenge of climate change, safeguard welfare throughout the country and address crime and its causes.
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Speech by Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson at Stockholm Tax Conference concerning capacity building
Stockholm, 30 May 2018 Check against delivery
Global cooperation is key to address tax challenges from digitalization
The Nordic countries belong to the leading countries in digitalization. Digitalization has hastened the development of our economies and enabled new business models to develop. It is essential to ensure that all companies including digital companies have a growth-friendly environment also in the future. Well-designed and fair taxation is one key factor in achieving this.
Sweden to host Stockholm Tax Conference – an international conference on tax capacity-building, 30–31 May
Efficient and effective tax administration is fundamental to the long-term financing of a functioning society, poverty reduction and the achievement of the goals of the 2030 Agenda. Sweden has therefore invited representatives of governments in 160 countries, agencies, international and regional organisations, civil society and the business sector to exchange experiences of tax capacity-building. The Stockholm Tax Conference will be held on 30–31 May.
The 2018 Spring Budget: Building our society – a secure and sustainable Sweden
The Government is today presenting a spring amending budget and guidelines for economic policy, including new economic forecasts. Public finances show a surplus. Sweden’s economy is strong, employment is at record levels and unemployment is falling.
Government submits written communication on new fiscal policy framework
The Government has now submitted a written communication to the Riksdag on the new fiscal policy framework. The Government’s account of how it intends to apply the framework helps to strengthen confidence in developing and reporting on fiscal policy. It improves the conditions for ensuring that fiscal policy has the intended effect.
Continued economic upswing next year
Today the Ministry of Finance is presenting the latest forecast for the economy and public finances. The employment rate and labour force participation have been revised upwards and growth continues to gain strength.