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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 attended International Arctic Forum in St Petersburg
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven attended the International Arctic Forum in St Petersburg on 9 April and, in connection with the conference, held bilateral talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The theme of this year’s Forum was sustainable growth in the Arctic region.
Prime Minister to Brussels for Brexit summit
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will meet fellow heads of state and government at an extraordinary summit of the European Council on Wednesday 10 April. At the summit, EU leaders will discuss Brexit, the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. UK Prime Minister Theresa May will attend the first part of the summit to give her view of the situation.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven received EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier
On 4 April, the Prime Minister and the Minister for EU Affairs received the EU’s chief negotiator for Brexit, Michel Barnier.
Speech by Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in European Parliament 3 april 2019
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Prime Minister to attend International Arctic Forum in St Petersburg
On 9 April, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will take part in the International Arctic Forum in St Petersburg. The theme of this year’s Forum is sustainable growth in the Arctic region.
Brexit and the single market at EU-summit
At the EU summit on 21–22 March, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and his EU colleagues agreed to offer the United Kingdom an extension until 22 May on condition that the British Parliament approves the withdrawal agreement next week. The heads of state and government also addressed the EU’s long-term climate strategy and the EU’s relationship with China.
Statement by the Prime Minister concerning the plane crash in Ethiopia
“I have sent Sweden’s deepest condolences to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed following the horrific plane crash in Ethiopia. We mourn together with all those who have lost their loved ones today,” said Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in a statement concerning the plane crash in Ethiopia.
Brexit and the single market at the EU Summit
When Prime Minister Stefan Löfven meets his colleagues in Brussels on 21–22 March, Brexit will dominate the meeting’s first day. The EU heads of state and government will also address the EU’s long-term climate strategy and discuss jobs, growth and competitiveness.
Feminist policy must make a difference in people’s daily lives and experiences
Since 21 January 2019, Sweden has a new feminist Government. “We will use our policies to build a society in which all people have equal value and equal rights, opportunities and responsibilities, and in which no one is limited by their gender,” say Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Lindhagen.