“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
Prime Minister to lead a transitional government
On 25 September, in accordance with the provisions of the Swedish Constitution, a vote of confidence in the Prime Minister was held in the Riksdag. Because Prime Minister Stefan Löfven did not secure adequate support in the Riksdag, the Speaker of the Riksdag has relieved the Prime Minister and the other ministers of their duties.
Brexit and migration at the European Council
The European Council discussed Brexit, migration and internal security on 17–18 October. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and his colleagues also addressed EU relations with the Arab League and the EU’s negotiating mandate ahead of the COP24 climate conference.
Prime Minister in the UN Security Council
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven visited New York on 6–10 July and met leading representatives of the UN, including Secretary-General António Guterres, and chaired a meeting in the Security Council. The agenda included follow-up of the visit of the Secretary-General and members of the Security Council to Sweden in April, continued discussions on UN efforts to deal with crises and conflicts, UN reform and Sweden’s contributions to greater peace and security.
“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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