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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Framework for sovereign green bonds in place
The Government has adopted a framework that will enable an issue of sovereign green bonds. This will be the first time sovereign green bonds have been issued in Sweden. The Swedish framework has been awarded the highest possible environmental grade by the independent reviewer.
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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Government to attend climate summit in Paris
On Tuesday 12 December, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate and Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin will attend the international climate summit ‘One Planet Summit’ in Paris.
France and Sweden step up their collaboration on green finance to boost the transition towards low-carbon and climate-resilient economies
French Minister for Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, and Swedish Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs, Per Bolund, commit to strengthen their collaboration to promote green and sustainable finance and to live up to the Paris Agreement.
Guidelines for central government debt management in 2018
Today the Government adopted guidelines for the management of the central government debt. The maturity of the debt is extended slightly, which reduces the risk at a low cost. The steering of the composition of the debt is left unchanged.
Speech by Minister for Financial Markets Per Bolund at UNPRI conference in Berlin
Berlin, 25 September 2017. Check against delivery.
Largest ever investment in climate
In the Budget Bill for 2018, the Government presents the largest ever investment in climate and the environment. In 2018, the Government wants to invest an additional SEK 5 billion in environment and climate efforts in Sweden and around the world to reduce emissions and create jobs and economic development in Sweden.
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.
Sweden’s system for combating money laundering and terrorist financing maintains high standards according to FATF
Sweden’s system for combating money laundering and terrorist financing has been evaluated by the international organisation Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
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.
Proposal to expand Finansinspektionen’s mandate regarding additional macroprudential tools
The Ministry of Finance proposes that Finansinspektionen should be able to take additional measures to counteract financial imbalances on the credit market. A Ministry of Finance memorandum containing proposals for new legislation is being circulated today for comment.
Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden sign Memorandum of Understanding on significant branches
The Finance Minister of Norway and Finland, the Minister for Business of Denmark and the Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs of Sweden sign Memorandum of Understanding in order to facilitate the cooperation regarding cross-border banking groups containing one or more significant branches.