Minister for Social Security
“Our welfare system is the backbone of the Swedish model, playing a crucial role in people’s security throughout their lives. Smart, robust common systems for welfare, redistribution and financial security at different stages of life ensure that we build a society that not only stands together – but that also enables people to grow and take chances. I want to strengthen this security and invest in welfare and people.”
News from Annika Strandhäll
Sustainable pensions: Improved basic protection for pensioners and a gradual increase in retirement age
The Government wants to raise pensions. The Government and the Working Group on Pensions have therefore proposed a number of pension measures in bills submitted to the Riksdag on 28 May. The Working Group on Pensions includes the governing parties – the Swedish Social Democratic Party and the Green Party – and the Moderate Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal Party and the Christian Democrats.
Sweden and Japan sign social security agreement
On April 11, Minister for Social Security Annika Strandhäll and Japan’s Ambassador Shigeyuki Hiroki signed a social security agreement between the two countries. The agreement coordinates the Swedish and Japanese public old-age, survivors’ and disability pensions systems.
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Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to receive President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil in Stockholm
On Monday 19 October, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will receive the President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, in Stockholm. They are meeting to discuss economic exchanges between Sweden and Brazil, climate and sustainability, and defence.
Gender equality in health
Avoidable health inequalities will be eliminated in a generation. The long-term goal is to eliminate the disparities between women’s and men’s sick leave, while reducing sick leave rates in general to a low and stable level. Men’s violence against women must stop.
A more equal parental insurance system
The Government is proposing a third 'reserved' month of parental benefit. The aim of the proposal is to achieve a more gender-equal take-up of parental benefit, which strengthens the right of children to both their parents. The proposal is also aimed at increasing gender equality in the labour market.