“Our country must be a leading and inspirational force in the world. A country in which we close gaps and fulfil the promises of freedom we have made to our children, where we invest together in people and the environment, in knowledge and competitiveness, in security in the present and hope for the future.”
News from Stefan Löfven
Stefan Löfven invites Nordic colleagues to prime ministers meeting in Örnsköldsvik
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has invited his prime minister colleagues from Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland to attend the annual informal prime ministers meeting. Sweden is chair of Nordic cooperation this year and Mr Löfven will host the meeting on 22–23 May in Örnsköldsvik. A press conference with the Nordic prime ministers will be held 23 May at 11.10.
Prime Minister Löfven received UN Secretary-General António Guterres
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and UN Secretary-General António Guterres met for talks on Monday 23 April at the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm. Subjects for discussion included how the UN’s work on refugee flows, crises and conflicts can be strengthened, Sweden’s work on the UN Security Council and reform of UN working methods.
Regions and innovation important for Sweden’s growth
“The more we can do together, the better the results we can achieve,” said Prime Minister Stefan Löfven when he opened the meeting of the National Innovation Council and invited regional actors in Skellefteå on 20 February. The focus of the meeting was the northern region’s strengths and challenges, and its interaction with the national level.
The Swedish Government’s overall EU priorities
By highlighting the most important issues in EU work for the fourth time in this electoral term, the Government is focusing its efforts where they are best needed, which enhances Sweden’s ability to influence developments. In 2018 the Government will give particular priority to questions concerning a social Europe for jobs and inclusive growth; an ambitious climate, energy and environment policy; a common asylum system and expanded cooperation on migration; and a secure EU in a secure world.
“Sweden’s security must be seen in a broader perspective”
On 8 January, Prime Minister presented a national security strategy at the Folk och Försvar Annual National Conference in Sälen. For the first time, a Swedish Government is presenting a comprehensive account of security in a broad sense. The security strategy proceeds from our security objectives, determines the direction and sets the framework for the work needed to safeguard our security and to place the common resources where they do the most good.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, along with OECD and ILO, launched Global Deal in New York
In September 2016, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven launched the Global Deal, a global initiative for social dialogue and better conditions in the labour market.
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