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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.
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.
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Stefan Löfven to attend commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau
On Monday 27 January 2020, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will attend a memorial ceremony at Auschwitz-Birkenau to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration and extermination camp.
Stefan Löfven to receive Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas
On Friday 17 January, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will receive Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas. The two heads of government will discuss current issues of concern to our countries. These include bilateral issues between Estonia and Sweden as well as topical issues and EU issues, such as Brexit and the Eastern Partnership. Since Estonia is coordinating Nordic-Baltic cooperation this year, these matters will also be taken up.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in telephone call with Iraq’s acting Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi
On Monday evening, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven spoke with Iraq’s acting Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi about the latest developments in the region. Prime Minster Löfven conveyed Sweden’s full support for Iraq’s sovereignty and stability.
Prime Minister to participate in memorial ceremony in Jerusalem to honour the victims of the Holocaust
On 22–23 January, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will visit Jerusalem to participate in the World Holocaust Forum to honour the victims of the Holocaust and commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The memorial ceremony will take place on 23 January at Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust remembrance centre.
Statement from PM Stefan Löfven regarding the Ukrainian passenger aircraft
Statement from PM Stefan Löfven regarding the Ukrainian passenger aircraft .
Statement on the information regarding the crash of the Ukrainian passenger aircraft
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven’s statement on the information regarding the crash of the Ukrainian passenger aircraft.
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.