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OECD raises gaps in new report
The OECD presents its new report on the Swedish economy today. In the report, the OECD notes that Sweden has a stable economy and strong state finances, but also points to problems with increasing income gaps and the need to reduce gaps in schools to improve school performance.
Invitation to press conference and seminar on new OECD report
On 29 March, the Ministry of Finance will host a press conference and follow-up seminar to present the most recent OECD Economic Survey of Sweden. OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson, Minister for Education Anna Ekström and experts from the OECD and Sweden will take part in the seminar. Ms Andersson and Mr Gurría will hold a press conference before the seminar. The press conference and parts of the seminar will be held in English.
Doorstep with finance ministers Andersson and Le Maire
Today, Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson will meet the French Minister of the Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire, who is visiting Sweden. During the meeting, issues related to the spring meeting with the European finance ministers at the Economic and Financial Affairs Council will be discussed.
The ministers’ press contacts
Here are the contact details for the ministers’ press secretaries.
New state secretaries at the Government Offices
The Government today appointed 31 state secretaries at the Government Offices. Former state secretaries have been dismissed from their positions. Most of the state secretaries have previously held corresponding positions at the Government Offices.
· Press release from Amanda Lind, Anders Ygeman, Anna Ekström , Hans Dahlgren, Ibrahim Baylan, Jennie Nilsson, Lena Hallengren, Magdalena Andersson, Matilda Ernkrans, Mikael Damberg, Morgan Johansson, Peter Hultqvist, Stefan Löfven, Tomas Eneroth, Government, Government Offices, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Education and Research, Ministry of Employment, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of the Environment, Prime Minister's Office
The Budget for 2019 in five minutes
As no new government has taken office, the caretaker government presented the Budget Bill for 2019 to the Riksdag on 15 November. Because of the limited powers of a caretaker government, the budget submitted is based on previous Riksdag decisions and can be adjusted when a new government is formed.
Caretaker government presents Budget Bill for 2019
Because no new government has taken office, the caretaker government is presenting the Budget Bill for 2019 to the Riksdag today. A caretaker government has limited powers. The budget being presented is based on previous decisions by the Riksdag and leaves scope for adjustments when a new government is formed. The budget also contains a proposal, supported by broad consensus in the Riksdag, that cannot be implemented in the ongoing fiscal year. This is a proposal to reduce the difference in taxation between pensioners and wage earners that was previously circulated for comment.
Principles for a caretaker government’s Budget Bill
Sweden is being governed by a caretaker government. Under Swedish law, a Budget Bill must be submitted by 15 November. Unless a new government takes office soon, the caretaker government will submit a Budget Bill. The Government will outline the principles that guide work on the Budget Bill at a press seminar today.
Prioritisation will be necessary in next electoral period
Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson today presented the latest economic forecast from the Ministry of Finance and the focus of the budget during the Government’s discussions at Harpsund.