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“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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New measures to strengthen care of the elderly and health care during the COVID-19 crisis
As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party are today presenting new measures. A boost for care of the elderly is being implemented that means that employees in care of the elderly will be offered paid education and training during working hours. This will lead to more permanent positions.
Economic measures in response to COVID-19
More about the measures taken so far in response to the COVID-19 virus.
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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.
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.
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.
Government proposes strengthening Riksbank’s financial independence
The Ministry of Finance today submitted a proposal that would strengthen the financial independence of the Riksbank by setting down in law a targeted level for its capital. The proposal also contains rules on how the Riksbank is to be recapitalised and how dividends to the State may be paid. In addition, it clarifies that borrowing in advance for the foreign exchange reserve may only be done if there are exceptional grounds. This proposal is in line with the Committee on Finance’s report from June 2016 which had the support of all parties represented in the Riksdag.
Sweden praised in new OECD report
OECD Secretary-General Mr Angel Gurría has today presented their report on Sweden’s economic situation. This time a special focus is on equality and gender equality. The OECD also expresses clear support for the Government’s fiscal policy. The report is part of the OECD’s regular review of the economies of its member countries.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven attends World Economic Forum in Davos
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will take part in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos on 17–18 January. This year's theme is Responsive and Responsible Leadership and in his meetings Mr Löfven will highlight the importance of greater equality and reduced economic disparities in the wake of globalisation.
Swedish economy still strong
Sweden demonstrates continued economic strength, with positive and stable growth, reduced unemployment and substantially strengthened public finances with a surplus also this year. This is the message from Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson as she presents the Ministry of Finance’s latest economic and public finances forecast today.
Speech by Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson at the Policy Networks conference" "Beyond Brexit: Can the EU-27 re-engineer growth?".
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Speech by Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson at "Finanz im Dialog" in Vienna
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