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
Annika Strandhäll to visit New York for high-level political forum on the 2030 Agenda
The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development begins today. Minister for Social Security Annika Strandhäll will head the Swedish delegation and be at the HLPF in New York on 15–19 July, when the ministerial meeting takes place.
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.
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“Adapt parental insurance to suit modern working life”
DN Debatt, 4 February 2016. Inquiry terms of reference. The parental insurance system needs to be modernised. It needs to be adapted to better suit entrepreneurs and students and its use facilitated for various kinds of family constellations. Progress towards more gender-equal sharing of parental insurance must be speeded up. The insurance system must also be easy to use.
Strengthen the right of LGBTQ people to be themselves
Opinion article, Newspaper Expressen, 8 february 2016 Legislation must keep pace with developments in society. The Government therefore plans to implement changes that aim to offer the same conditions for everyone, regardless of their choice of partner and type of family, write five government ministers.
Social security agreement signed between Sweden and the Philippines
Minister for Social Security Annika Strandhäll and Philippine representative Emilio S. de Quiros signed a social security agreement between the two countries on Thursday 15 October. The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs plans to present a bill on approval of the agreement to the Riksdag in early 2016.
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.