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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Swedish support has enabled Liberia’s accession to the World Trade Organisation
Liberia was today accepted as a new member at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial conference in Nairobi. At the accession ceremony, Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf personally thanked Sweden for the support it provided via the National Board of Trade and Sida, and through the role Joakim Reiter played as the chair of the accession group.Swedish support has enabled Liberia’s accession to the World Trade Organisation
Updated Information Technology Agreement gives cheaper electronic products
The negotiations on an updated Information Technology Agreement (ITA) have now been concluded between 53 WTO members, including the EU and Sweden. The agreement will mean duty-free access to an additional 201 technology products and so covers 10 per cent of the value of total world trade – more than global trade in agricultural products.Updated Information Technology Agreement gives cheaper electronic products
Billion kronor investment in next generation biologics
Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg and Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson presented a national programme for protein research, method development and biologics production.Billion kronor investment in next generation biologics
Government decides to open new embassies
The Government has decided to open embassies in Lima, Manila and Tunis. The new missions abroad will be inaugurated in 2016.Government decides to open new embassies
Swedish Foreign Service action plan for feminist foreign policy 2015–2018 including focus areas for 2016
This action plan sets the direction of feminist foreign policy action to be taken by the Foreign Service, guided by six long-term objectives. These are broad objectives to match broad challenges, cover the entire global agenda and bring the whole gamut of foreign policy tools into play.Swedish Foreign Service action plan for feminist foreign policy 2015–2018 including focus areas for 2016
The Government decides to open a Consulate General in New York
The Government decided today to upgrade the Swedish presence in New York by opening a salaried Consulate General. The Consulate General will open in December and replace the honorary consulate currently there.The Government decides to open a Consulate General in New York
“Intense, fruitful days in Vilnius” – The State Visit to Lithuania 7-9 October
Friday 9 October was the final day of the Swedish State Visit to Lithuania. Since the State Visit began on Wednesday 7 October, the Swedish delegation has had a fruitful and busy visit on the other side of the Baltic Sea.“Intense, fruitful days in Vilnius” – The State Visit to Lithuania 7-9 October
State Visit to Lithuania begins
The three-day State Visit to Lithuania of Their Majesties The King and Queen of Sweden begins today. The Swedish Government is represented by Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg and (on Friday) by Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist. A Swedish business delegation will also take part in the Visit.State Visit to Lithuania begins
Additional SEK 800 million to increased exports
Compared with other countries’ export growth, it is clear that Sweden can perform better. Of Sweden’s exports, 70 per cent go to the EU internal market. Trade with our closest neighbours is very significant and important to our economy. But trade in the internal market must be supplemented so that Sweden as an export nation does not lose market shares.Additional SEK 800 million to increased exports