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.”
News from Magdalena Andersson
The 2019 Spring Budget
Today the Government is presenting a spring amending budget and its guidelines for economic policy. The Spring Fiscal Policy Bill and the proposals in the Spring Amending Budget are based on the January Agreement, the policy agreement between the Swedish Social Democratic Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal Party and the Green Party.
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Sub-target 2: Financial gender equality
The Government’s second gender equality policy sub-target is ‘Financial gender equality’. Women and men must have the same opportunities and conditions with regard to paid work, which gives financial independence throughout life.Sub-target 2: Financial gender equality
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.Continued economic upswing next year
Budget Bill for 2018: Building our society – investing for the future
The Budget Bill for 2018 that was presented to the Riksdag today proposes vigorous reforms so that Sweden’s new economic strength benefits everyone, while the Government is also able to pay off national debt. The Bill is based on an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party.Budget Bill for 2018: Building our society – investing for the future
Sweden in new economic situation
Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson today presented the Government’s latest economic forecast and the focus of the autumn budget during the Government’s discussions at Harpsund. The Government’s reforms will reduce unemployment next year.Sweden in new economic situation
New measures of wellbeing
‘New measures of wellbeing’ is a framework of 15 indicators of economic, environmental and social dimensions of quality of life. The indicators, intended to complement GDP as a measure, will be an instrument for monitoring trends in people’s quality of life and the long-term sustainability of the economy.New measures of wellbeing
More older people and children in the coming decade means increased needs for schools, health and social care
Today the Ministry of Finance presents the latest forecast for the economy and public finances, along with an analysis of future demographic needs. By 2025 the number of children and older people in Sweden will have increased significantly, resulting in a greater need for public welfare services. Resources for these services will also increase. The forecast for net lending has been revised sharply upwards both for this year and for the coming years.More older people and children in the coming decade means increased needs for schools, health and social care
The 2017 Spring Budget: Building our society – for security and a sustainable future
On 7 April 2017, Sweden suffered a horrific attack. It was an attack not only against those directly affected, but an attack against all of us. The attack aimed to undermine our open and democratic society. This will never happen. Sweden will stand together. We will continue building our society – a society characterised by resolve, trust and confidence in the future. Policy work for a better and stronger society continues, and today the Government is presenting a spring amending budget and guidelines for economic policy, including new economic forecasts. The public finances are in surplus for each year of this electoral period. Sweden’s economy is strong, employment is at record levels and unemployment is falling.The 2017 Spring Budget: Building our society – for security and a sustainable future
Magdalena Andersson and Isabella Lövin to attend Spring Meetings of World Bank and IMF in Washington
Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson and Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister, Isabella Lövin will attend the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on 20–23 April in Washington D.C. The main themes of the meetings are the state of the global economy, inclusive growth, and the future role and resources of the World Bank.Magdalena Andersson and Isabella Lövin to attend Spring Meetings of World Bank and IMF in Washington
Smaller EU budget and Sweden’s contribution must be kept down – the Government’s general priorities ahead of the upcoming EU budget negotiations
The EU’s new budget must be smaller than the current one and Sweden’s contribution must be kept down. Money should go to common areas such as migration and security rather than to agricultural aid, and payments to Member States must be subject to the condition that joint decisions in the area of migration are followed. This is the Government’s position ahead of the upcoming EU budget negotiations that was presented by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson today.Smaller EU budget and Sweden’s contribution must be kept down – the Government’s general priorities ahead of the upcoming EU budget negotiations