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Equal conditions for welfare and service throughout the country
Central government services throughout the country, equal access to quality welfare regardless of where you live, and strong consumer protection. Listen to Minister for Public Administration Ardalan Shekarabi talk about his priorities for this electoral period.
SEK 1 billion to Sweden’s food chain
Today, 7 February, Minister for Rural Affairs Sven-Erik Bucht, along with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog, will present the Government’s food strategy action plan for jobs and sustainable growth. This action plan contains around 40 initiatives to achieve the national food strategy objectives. To implement the strategy, the Government will invest more than SEK 1 billion by 2019.
Strategy for sustainable consumption
How can consumption be made more sustainable? What can be done to make it easier for consumers to make climate-smart choices? These are some of the questions in focus in the Government’s strategy for sustainable consumption. The aim is for the strategy to contribute to environmentally, socially and economically sustainable consumption.
Asylum seekers to have access to bank accounts
On 15 June, Sweden’s Minister for Financial Markets Per Bolund met representatives of banks and government agencies to find ways forward that will make it easier for asylum seekers to gain access to bank accounts. During the meeting, Finansinspektionen (the Swedish financial supervisory authority) presented its response to the European Banking Authority’s opinion.
Presentation of A comprehensive strategy for alcohol, narcotics, doping and tobacco policy, 2016–2020
The presentation summarises the Swedish Government's strategy for alcohol, narcotics, doping and tobacco (ANDT) for the period 2016–2020.
Continuity and long-term thinking in ANDT work
In February 2016 the Swedish Government adopted a new coherent strategy for alcohol, narcotics, doping and tobacco (ANDT) for the period 2016–2020. In the new strategy, the Government takes further steps to increase activity in this area to achieve the objective set by the Riksdag: A society free from narcotic drugs and doping, with reduced alcohol-related medical and social harm and reduced tobacco use.