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New date for the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism
The Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism will take place in Malmö on 13–14 October 2021. The Forum has been postponed one year due to the unfortunate circumstances of the current pandemic.
The Government’s work in response to the virus responsible for COVID-19
There is an ongoing outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Government and the Government Offices are following developments carefully and are in continuous contact with the responsible authorities.
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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.
Top positions at special meeting of the European Council
On 30 June, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will meet the heads of state or government of the EU Member States. At the Special Europe Council, they will continue their talks on the EU’s top positions, including who will become President of the European Commission for the next five years.
Climate and future issues at EU summit
Climate change, the long-term EU budget and the EU’s strategic agenda for the coming institutional cycle were on the agenda when Stefan Löfven and other heads of state or government from EU Member States met in Brussels on 20–21 June. The EU leaders also discussed the EU’s external relations and appointments to several top positions in the EU.