Stefan Löfven

Stefan Löfven

Prime Minister

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“Our country must be a leading and inspirational force in the world. A country in which we close gaps and fulfil the promises of freedom we have made to our children, where we invest together in people and the environment, in knowledge and competitiveness, in security in the present and hope for the future.”

News from Stefan Löfven

  • Prime Minister Stefan Löfven on the car fires: “Society will always respond strongly to such acts”

    Stefan Löfven and policemen
    Stefan Löfven and Morgan Johansson met police in Västra Frölunda today to learn about their work following the car fires in western Sweden on 13 August. Photo: Victor Svedberg/Government Offices

    Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Justice and Home Affairs Morgan Johansson met police in Västra Frölunda today to learn about their work following the car fires in western Sweden on 13 August. Chairman of the Municipal Executive Board of the City of Gothenburg Ann-Sofie Hermansson was also at the meeting.

  • Prime Minister in the UN Security Council

    • Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at the UN Security Council.

      Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at the UN Security Council.

      Photo: Eskinder Debebe/UN Photo

    • Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

      Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

      Photo: Manuel Elias/UN Photo

    Prime Minister Stefan Löfven visited New York on 6–10 July and met leading representatives of the UN, including Secretary-General António Guterres, and chaired a meeting in the Security Council. The agenda included follow-up of the visit of the Secretary-General and members of the Security Council to Sweden in April, continued discussions on UN efforts to deal with crises and conflicts, UN reform and Sweden’s contributions to greater peace and security.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices.

Prime Minister Löfven received UN Secretary-General António Guterres

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and UN Secretary-General António Guterres met for talks on Monday 23 April at the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm. Subjects for discussion included how the UN’s work on refugee flows, crises and conflicts can be strengthened, Sweden’s work on the UN Security Council and reform of UN working methods.

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In 2018 the Government will give particular priority to questions concerning a social Europe for jobs and inclusive growth; an ambitious climate, energy and environment policy; a common asylum system and expanded cooperation on migration; and a secure EU in a secure world. Photo: Folio/Florian Küttler

The Swedish Government’s overall EU priorities

By highlighting the most important issues in EU work for the fourth time in this electoral term, the Government is focusing its efforts where they are best needed, which enhances Sweden’s ability to influence developments. In 2018 the Government will give particular priority to questions concerning a social Europe for jobs and inclusive growth; an ambitious climate, energy and environment policy; a common asylum system and expanded cooperation on migration; and a secure EU in a secure world.

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On 8 January, Prime Minister presented a national security strategy at the Folk och Försvar Annual National Conference in Sälen. Photo: Jonatan Holst/Government Offices of Sweden

“Sweden’s security must be seen in a broader perspective”

On 8 January, Prime Minister presented a national security strategy at the Folk och Försvar Annual National Conference in Sälen. For the first time, a Swedish Government is presenting a comprehensive account of security in a broad sense. The security strategy proceeds from our security objectives, determines the direction and sets the framework for the work needed to safeguard our security and to place the common resources where they do the most good.

Stefan Löfven i FN.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in UN. Photo: UN

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, along with OECD and ILO, launched Global Deal in New York

In September 2016, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven launched the Global Deal, a global initiative for social dialogue and better conditions in the labour market.

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