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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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Postponed: Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs Anna Hallberg to visit South Africa
The Prime Minister’s visit to South Africa on 8–10 March has been postponed because he needs to remain in Sweden to effectively and closely lead the Government’s work concerning COVID-19. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will visit South Africa on 8–10 March. Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs Anna Hallberg and a Swedish business delegation will also take part in the visit.
No agreement on long-term budget at EU summit
Heads of state and government from the 27 EU Member States met in Brussels on Thursday and Friday to try to agree on the EU’s long-term budget for the period 2021 to 2027. The meeting ended without the EU leaders reaching an agreement.
The 'frugal four' advocate a responsible EU budget
Opinion Piece by Sebastian Kurz, chancellor of Austria. Mark Rutte, prime minister of the Netherlands, Mette Frederiksen, prime minister of Denmark, and Stefan Löfven, prime minister of Sweden, co-wrote this article, which was published in Financial Times on 17 February 2020.
Several Ministers participated in commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January
On Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27 several representatives from the Swedish Government participated in memorial services to honour the victims of the Holocaust and to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
· Article from Amanda Lind, Anders Ygeman, Anna Ekström , Åsa Lindhagen, Isabella Lövin, Mikael Damberg, Morgan Johansson, Per Bolund, Stefan Löfven, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Education and Research, Ministry of Employment, Ministry of Infrastructure, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of the Environment, Prime Minister's Office
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.
Swedish Prime Minister calls on world to fight for memory of the Holocaust
Opinion Piece by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, published in Yedioth Ahronoth on 21 January 2020.
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.