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The Government’s work in response to the virus responsible for COVID-19
There is an ongoing outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Government and the Government Offices are following developments carefully and are in continuous contact with the responsible authorities.
Speech by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at inauguration of new HYBRIT pilot plant
On Monday 31 August 2020, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, together with Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin, inaugurated the new HYBRIT pilot plant for the production of fossil-free sponge iron in Luleå. Check against delivery.
Statement by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven on the developments in Belarus
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Media invitation: Prime Minister Löfven to receive Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez at Harpsund on 14–15 July 2020
On 14–15 July, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will receive Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez for talks at Harpsund. Prime Minister Löfven and Prime Minister Sánchez will discuss issues of mutual concern and current EU affairs (uppdated).
Statement by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in honour of the victims of the Srebrenica genocide in 1995
Today we honour the memory of the victims of the Srebrenica genocide in 1995. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has been invited by Sefik Dzaferovic, the Bosniak member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, to attend the commemoration at the Memorial Hall for Srebrenica in Potocari. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, foreign officials will take part in the commemoration via a video message that will be broadcast at the official commemoration ceremony.
New date for the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism
The Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism will take place in Malmö on 13–14 October 2021. The Forum has been postponed one year due to the unfortunate circumstances of the current pandemic.
Video conference on long-term EU budget
On Midsummer’s Eve, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven took part in a video conference of EU heads of state and government. The main topic was the long-term EU budget for 2021–2027 and the proposed recovery package.
EU’s long-term budget via video conference
On Midsummer’s Eve, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will take part in a video conference with his fellow EU heads of state and government. The discussion will mainly focus on the EU long-term budget for 2021–2027, but Brexit will also be brought up.
Social distancing and markedly reduced travel in Sweden
Swedes are largely following the government agencies’ advice and recommendations. This has been shown through surveys and data concerning movement patterns. Now travel within Sweden is permitted again – but if the guidelines are not followed, the Government is prepared to take measures.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven on international collaboration to handle COVID-19
Sweden is a firm believer in international cooperation, the Swedish Prime Minister stated at a press briefing on May 15.
Government to establish a Ministerial Working Group on Climate Policy
The Government’s goal is for Sweden to be the world’s first fossil-free welfare nation. To achieve this, all policy areas must pull in the same direction and the issue of climate change must be integrated into all relevant policy areas. For this reason, the Government has decided to form a ministerial working group on climate policy.
The Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven postpones the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism
The world is facing a new, and severe, challenge. The spread of the new coronavirus and COVID-19 is challenging our countries. We are all working to fight the pandemic and its effects. Due to this, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has announced that the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism 2020 has been postponed.
EU leaders discussed economic recovery
The COVID-19 virus is primarily a risk to human life and health. But it has also had serious consequences for jobs and the economy, both globally and in Sweden. Economic recovery following the COVID-19 crisis was the theme when Prime Minister Stefan Löfven met his EU colleagues via a videoconference on 23 April.