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Vaccine coordination on European Council agenda
Coordination of the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination efforts will be the main topic for Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and other EU leaders when they meet by video conference on Thursday afternoon. Production and distribution of vaccines and cooperation with countries outside the EU are other topics that the heads of states and government will address.
Sweden to lead the work of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance
Sweden has been entrusted with holding the Presidency of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) – an intergovernmental organisation to promote Holocaust education, research and remembrance – from 1 March 2022 until 28 February 2023. The decision was taken at the IHRA’s digital plenary meeting in Leipzig on 3 December 2020.
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Speech by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at the High-level meeting on Beijing+25
Speech by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to commomorate the 25th Anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action. Check against delivery.
Address by PM Stefan Löfven at the General Debate of the 75th Session of the General Assembly of the UN
Today Prime Minister Stefan Löfven addressed the UN General Assembly. He focused his statement on the importance of working together in international solidarity to support the UN and jointly tackle the pandemic and the climate crisis. He stressed that we must seize this opportunity to build back stronger, greener & more equal societies.
Address by PM Stefan Löfven at the High-level Meeting of the Assembly to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the UN
Today the United Nation’s 75th anniversary is commemorated at the UN in New York. In his address to the high level meeting, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven focused on the importance of working together, across borders, to strengthen multilateralism and jointly face global challenges such as the pandemic and the climate crisis, while working to reform the UN.
Statement by PM Stefan Löfven to IAEA General Conference 2020
Today Prime Minister Stefan Löfven gave Sweden’s national statement when the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) began its yearly General Conference in Vienna. Sweden is the current Chair of the Board of Governors of IAEA. In his statement, the Prime Minister focused on the importance of disarmament and non-proliferation as well as the benefits of using nuclear technology to address global issues such as the pandemic, the climate crisis and women’s health.
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 honouring the victims of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Today marks 75 years since an atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima in Japan. Three days later, Nagasaki met the same terrible fate. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has been invited to attend the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony to honour the many victims. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, foreign officials will take part in the commemoration via video messages that will be broadcast in conjunction with the official ceremony.
Deal reached on long-term budget at EU summit
After a marathon summit, the leaders of the 27 EU Member States reached a deal on the long-term EU budget for 2021–2027. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and his EU colleagues also agreed a post-COVID-19 recovery package.
EU long-term budget at summit
The EU long-term budget will be the main focus when heads of state and government meet in Brussels for the first time since February. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and his 26 colleagues will negotiate the EU long-term budget for 2021–2027.