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Prime Minister Stefan Löfven visited Yad Vashem to participate in the World Holocaust Forum
On 22 January, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven visited 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 took place at Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust remembrance centre.
Prime Minister presented the Statement of Government EU Policy in the Riksdag
On Wednesday 13 November, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented the Statement of Government EU Policy in the Chamber of the Riksdag. Today, it is also exactly 25 years since the Swedish people voted yes to EU membership in a consultative referendum. The following year, 1995, Sweden joined the EU.
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Prime Minister to receive Ireland’s Taoiseach Leo Varadkar
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will receive Ireland’s Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar on Thursday 3 October. Mr Löfven and Mr Varadkar will discuss issues surrounding Brexit, as well as current bilateral and EU issues.
Sweden launches global leadership group to reduce industry emissions
Sweden and India have launched a global leadership group to push the climate transition in heavy industry. The initiative was presented by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven during the UN Climate Action Summit in New York.
The Government to take part in opening of UN General Assembly 17–30 September
Next week, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister, Isabella Lövin, Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde and Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson will travel to New York for the opening of the UN General Assembly.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to receive Polish Prime Minister
(New version) On Thursday 29 August, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will receive Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. The two heads of government will discuss bilateral cooperation between Sweden and Poland, current EU issues, the future of the EU and the security situation in the Baltic Sea region.
Sweden nominates Ylva Johansson as new European Commissioner
The Government has decided to nominate Ylva Johansson, Minister for Employment and one of Sweden’s most experienced ministers, as the new Swedish European Commissioner.
Statement by the Prime Minister on the plane crash outside Umeå
"It is with great sorrow that I have learned about the plane crash outside Umeå. My thoughts go to the victims and their families at this difficult time. The Government is in close contact with the relevant authorities, and it is now important to investigate the cause of the crash," said Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.