News from Mikael Damberg
Ministers at the Ministry of Justice
Today, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented the Statement of Government Policy in the Riksdag and announced the ministers that make up the Government. Morgan Johansson is Minister for Justice and Migration and head of ministry. Mikael Damberg is the new Minister for Home Affairs.
The Government has appointed Catharina Espmark and Lars Westbratt as state secretaries to Minister for Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson. The Government has appointed Elisabeth Backteman as State Secretary to Minister for Home Affairs Mikael Damberg.
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Chilean State Visit ends
On the afternoon of 12 May, Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet left Sweden following a three-day State Visit. The President was in Sweden at the invitation of HM the King. This was the first State Visit by a Chilean president to Sweden. Several of the Government ministers took part in the programme. The purpose of the visit was to broaden and deepen bilateral relations between Chile and Sweden.Chilean State Visit ends
Sweden and Italy united for a more competitive and digital Europe
The world has gone digital. In an increasingly connected world, the distance between nations, markets and individuals is shrinking. This digitisation enhances our vision of the single market, one economy without barriers. The question of how to adapt the single market to a modern digital economy continues to be a top priority for Europe, its tech companies and for more traditional industry. Sweden and Italy now join forces to promote a more competitive and digital Europe acting as a multiplier of opportunities and innovation for all our citizens.Sweden and Italy united for a more competitive and digital Europe
State Visit from Chile under way
On 10 May, Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet began her State Visit to Sweden. The President is visiting Sweden at the invitation of HM the King. The Visit will last from 10 to 12 May and is the first incoming State Visit from Chile to Sweden.State Visit from Chile under way
2015 Music Export Prize
The Government’s award for extraordinary services to Swedish music exports in 2015 goes to artist, songwriter and lyricist Tove Lo. The Government’s 2015 Special Prize for long-standing contributions to Swedish music exports goes to composer Anders Hillborg. The 2015 Commendation for achievements of particular importance to the internationalisation of Swedish music goes to conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen. The winners will accept their awards on 29 February 2016 at the International Press Centre.2015 Music Export Prize
Nominees for the 2015 Music Export Prize
The Government’s 2015 Music Export Prize will be presented on 29 February 2016 by Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg. Today the nominees will be presented.Nominees for the 2015 Music Export Prize
Swedish enterprises to achieve the largest global deals
More Swedish export enterprises will compete for the largest global deals. This initiative, which is part of the Government’s new export strategy for increased trade and more jobs, entails a broader mandate for Business Sweden.Swedish enterprises to achieve the largest global deals
More Swedish enterprises to win international procurements
More Swedish enterprises will participate in and win procurements of goods and services at the major international organisations, such as the United Nations, international financial institutions and the European Union. This is one of the Swedish export strategy measures being launched on Monday.More Swedish enterprises to win international procurements
Every three days, the Government travels to promote Sweden
The Government’s aim is to increase exports. As part of these efforts, a new export strategy for Sweden has been drawn upEvery three days, the Government travels to promote Sweden
Inauguration of Consulate-General in New York
Sweden’s new Consulate-General in New York was inaugurated yesterday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg and Sweden’s new Consul-General Leif Pagrotsky. Also in attendance were representatives of the US Department of State and the City of New York.Inauguration of Consulate-General in New York
Important success at World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference in Nairobi
Following five days of intensive negotiations in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, the 162 member countries of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) were able to reach a new global trade agreement. The agreement includes regulations for export support for agricultural products, preferential treatment for least-developed countries and a separate agreement to eliminate tariffs on technology products. Liberia and Afghanistan were welcomed as new members.Important success at World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference in Nairobi