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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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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IMF review of the economic situation in Sweden completed
A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Sweden in autumn 2016 to conduct its annual review, or Article IV consultation, of the economic situation in Sweden and has now published its results. A complete report will be discussed by the IMF board in November 2016 and subsequently published.
Speech by Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson at the EU Budget Focused on Results Conference in Brussels
Brussels, 27 September 2016. Check against delivery.
The Budget Bill for 2017: Building our society – taking responsibility for Sweden
The Budget Bill for 2017 presented to the Riksdag today contains the Government’s proposals to continue building our society. The Bill is based on an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party.
The 2017 Budget in five minutes
On 20 September 2016, the Government presented its proposed budget for 2017 to the Riksdag. The Government’s entire proposal is available in the Budget Bill, which includes the Government’s Budget Statement, the Government’s assessment of the outlook for the Swedish economy and public finances, and the frameworks this provides for fiscal policy. The budget also contains the Government’s proposals on how government expenditure is to be allocated and an estimate of expected central government revenue in the coming year. The Bill is based on an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party.
Government presents historic climate and environment budget
The Government wants to further strengthen Sweden’s position as a climate leader. The Budget Bill for 2017 proposes the largest investment budget in the area of climate and the environment in Sweden’s history.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven today received Jin Liqun, President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) was established in January this year, and Sweden became a member at its first Annual Meeting in June. Mr Löfven and Mr Jin discussed the bank's strategic focus for the future.
Good prospects for Swedish economy, but many challenges remain
“I am pleased that we are now seeing unemployment pushed back, while at the same time we have essentially eradicated the major deficits we inherited. But a great deal of work remains for the Government.” This was the message from Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson when she presented the Ministry of Finance’s latest economic forecast and the focus of the autumn budget at the Government’s discussions at Harpsund today.
Chilean State Visit ends
On the afternoon of 12 May, Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet left Sweden following a three-day State Visit. The President was in Sweden at the invitation of HM the King. This was the first State Visit by a Chilean president to Sweden. Several of the Government ministers took part in the programme. The purpose of the visit was to broaden and deepen bilateral relations between Chile and Sweden.
The 2016 Spring Budget: Building our society – responsibility, security and development
The Government is today presenting its proposed direction for economic policy ahead of the Budget Bill for 2017. The Government’s priorities – jobs, schools and climate action – remain firm. In addition, proposals are presented to increase funding in the budget for 2016 to address the refugee situation. The Spring Fiscal Policy Bill and the proposals in the spring amending budget are based on an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party.