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Prime Minister presented the Statement of Government EU Policy in the Riksdag
On Wednesday 13 November, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented the Statement of Government EU Policy in the Chamber of the Riksdag. Today, it is also exactly 25 years since the Swedish people voted yes to EU membership in a consultative referendum. The following year, 1995, Sweden joined the EU.
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The Prime Minister and the Minister for Foreign Trade to visit South Korea
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will visit the Republic of Korea (South Korea) on 18–20 December. Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs Anna Hallberg and a large Swedish business delegation will also take part in the visit.
Climate, long-term budget and Brexit at EU summit
On 12–13 December, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will meet his European Council colleagues for the final summit of the year. EU leaders will discuss the EU’s climate goals for 2050, the EU's long-term budget and external relations. Deepening Europe's Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and Brexit are on Friday’s agenda.
The Prime Minister receives Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali
On Monday 9 December, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will receive Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali. They will discuss Ethiopia’s reform efforts and enhanced cooperation between Sweden and Ethiopia on bilateral and multilateral issues.
Prime Minister to receive North Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev
On Friday 15 November, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will receive North Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. Mr Löfven and Mr Zaev will discuss matters including North Macedonia’s reform efforts and negotiations with the EU.
Prime Minister to receive Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa
On Thursday 14 November, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will receive Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa. Mr Löfven and Mr Costa will primarily discuss current EU issues, including the EU’s long-term budget, social issues and the preparations for the Portuguese Presidency of the EU.
Prime Minister to receive Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne
On Friday 15 November, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will receive Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne. The two prime ministers will discuss current EU issues, including the negotiations on the EU’s long-term budget. New version – please note the change of time.
Discussions, meetings and collaboration for developing Sweden
Interesting discussions and new perspectives characterised the National Innovation Council meeting and thematic day at Linnaeus University in Kalmar on 23 October. The aim of the Council’s regional meetings is to learn from local and regional experiences and to develop the national policy. Alongside the meeting, various workshops were also organised as part of the Innovation Council’s thematic day.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to receive President-elect of the European Council Charles Michel
On Thursday 7 November, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will receive President-elect of the European Council Charles Michel. Mr Löfven and Mr Michel will discuss current issues on the European Council’s agenda, such as Brexit, the multiannual budget and migration.
Brexit and the EU’s long-term budget at the EU Summit
On Thursday and Friday, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will meet his EU colleagues in Brussels. The meeting will be dominated by Brexit and discussions on the EU’s long-term budget for 2021–2027. The heads of state and government will also discuss EU enlargement and climate change.