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Sweden’s candidacy to the ITU-Council
The Swedish Government has the honour to present its candidacy for the Council of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in the elections to be held during the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Bucharest, Romania from 26 September to 14 October 2022.
Sweden supporting Ukraine with equipment to secure the country’s energy supply
To support Ukraine and help secure its energy supply, the Government has decided that Svenska kraftnät may provide equipment that can be used to repair the country’s electrical grids.
EU dependence on imported Russian energy must be broken
The European Commission is working actively to secure a stable energy supply in Ukraine, and the EU must remain unified against Russia’s invasion. Those were the key messages from the press briefing held by Minister for Energy and Digital Development Khashayar Farmanbar and European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson.
Efforts to bolster EU energy security need to intensify
The Government considers that concrete changes need to be made to the European energy supply. EU Member States need to reduce their dependence on Russian energy. This was conveyed by Minister for EU Affairs Hans Dahlgren and Minister for Energy and Digital Development Khashayar Farmanbar at a press briefing.
The situation regarding Sweden’s energy supply in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
On Friday, 25 February, the Government received an updated picture of the situation from the Swedish Energy Agency. At present, the assessment is that there is no acute risk of shortages or supply disruptions in the supply of electricity, gas or fuel in Sweden. Sweden’s energy supply is to a low degree directly dependent on Russian energy supplies, and reports show that energy supplies from Russia are functioning normally, which means that there are currently no indications of a rapidly approaching shortage. At the same time, it is already possible to see that the situation is affecting prices in the European energy market, and thus also Swedish consumers.
Khashayar Farmanbar took part in extraordinary ministerial meeting with International Energy Agency
On 1 March, Minister for Energy and Digital Development Khashayar Farmanbar took part in a digital extraordinary ministerial meeting with International Energy Agency (IEA). The aim of the meeting was to discuss the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on global oil markets.
Change of government, 30 November 2021
Today in the Riksdag, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson announced the ministers who will serve in the Government. The change of government takes place at a Council of State at the Royal Palace presided over by His Majesty the King. The Council of State begins at 13.00.
· Press release from Anders Ygeman, Ann Linde, Anna Ekström , Anna Hallberg, Anna-Caren Sätherberg, Annika Strandhäll, Ardalan Shekarabi, Eva Nordmark, Hans Dahlgren, Ida Karkiainen, Jeanette Gustafsdotter, Johan Danielsson, Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, Khashayar Farmanbar, Lena Hallengren, Lina Axelsson Kihlblom, Magdalena Andersson, Matilda Ernkrans, Max Elger, Mikael Damberg, Morgan Johansson, Peter Hultqvist, Tomas Eneroth, Government, Prime Minister's Office