Minister for Financial Markets and Housing, Deputy Minister for Finance
“I am a concerned optimist. Our generation’s most important task is to create a society that functions even for those living long after we’re gone. That’s why I’m working for financial stability and stable housing construction. The economy must benefit those who make climate-smart choices.”
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Green recovery will lift Sweden out of dual crisis
Global warming continues regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic. Climate change will remain the defining issue of our generation. The Government is therefore proposing investments of SEK 9.7 billion in green recovery initiatives in the Budget Bill for 2021. The Government’s proposals are based on an agreement between the government parties, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.
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Field hospitals to be exempted from building permit requirement due to COVID-19
The Government is proposing temporary exemptions to allow field hospitals and temporary buildings to be constructed if the spread of a disease that poses a threat to society means that health and medical care facilities are insufficient to meet the need for care. A proposal entitled ‘Exemptions from the Planning and Building Act in the event of the spread of a disease that poses a threat to society’ was referred to the Council on Legislation.
Further additional funding to municipalities and regions
Many municipalities and regions have been hit hard financially by the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. The Government, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party therefore intend to propose additional funding totalling SEK 22 billion in the spring amending budget for 2020, which will be presented on 15 April. This additional funding will be provided both as increased general government grants and an increased amount to cover additional health care and social services costs.
Crisis package for jobs and transition
The Government, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party are now presenting further measures to alleviate the impact of the virus outbreak on jobs and the economy in Sweden.
Proposed central government loan guarantee programme for small and medium-sized enterprises
On Wednesday 25 March, a proposal was presented for loan guarantees to companies adversely affected by the COVID-19 virus outbreak. The aim is to make it easier for primarily small and medium-sized enterprises to access financing.
Crisis package for small enterprises in Sweden
The Government is now presenting additional measures to mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 virus outbreak. The proposals are based on an agreement between the Swedish Social Democratic Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal Party and the Green Party.
Increased loan facilities and credit guarantees for Swedish businesses
On 20 March, the Government, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party presented further measures to mitigate the impact of the virus outbreak on Swedish jobs and businesses.
Crisis package for Swedish businesses and jobs
The Government is now presenting additional measures to mitigate the financial impact of the virus outbreak. The proposals are based on an agreement between the Swedish Social Democratic Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal Party and the Green Party.
Additional amending budget due to the coronavirus
Due to the coronavirus, a proposal for an additional amending budget is being presented today. The proposal is based on an agreement between the Swedish Social Democratic Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal Party and the Green Party.
Several Ministers participated in commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January
On Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27 several representatives from the Swedish Government participated in memorial services to honour the victims of the Holocaust and to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
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Inquiry appointed on phasing out fossil fuels and banning sales of new petrol and diesel cars
The Government has appointed an inquiry to offer proposals on how to implement a ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars, and when fossil fuels should be phased out by. Sven Hunhammar will chair the inquiry.