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COVID-19 and the climate at EU Summit
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will meet his head of state and government colleagues at the European Council in Brussels on 10-11 December. The EU leaders’ agenda includes climate targets, coordination of the COVID-19 response and foreign policy issues. They will also discuss the EU’s long-term budget and the EU’s future relations with the UK.
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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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.
Strategy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic is testing our society. In recent months, the Swedish government has presented a range of different measures. The government’s overarching goal is to safeguard people’s lives and health and to secure the health care capacity.
The same power to shape society and their own lives – the work of Sweden’s feminist government continues
All government policy must redistribute power and resources for a more gender-equal society. The goal is to ensure that women and men have the same power to shape society and their own lives.