Economic policy is about ensuring the efficient functioning of the Swedish economy, moderating the ups and downs in the economy and redistributing economic resources between individuals and over time.
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More about the measures taken so far in response to the COVID-19 virus.
The Swedish fiscal policy framework
The fiscal policy framework is an instrument to ensure that fiscal policy is sustainable and transparent in the long term. Certain principles are regulated by law, while others are based on the practice that has gradually developed since the 1990s. In June 2016, a cross-party agreement was concluded on changes to the fiscal policy framework. In April 2018, the Government presented a written communication to the Riksdag containing a cohesive description of the framework.
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Very serious situation for the global economy and the Swedish economy
Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson presents the new forecast from the Ministry of Finance today.
Crisis package for jobs and transition
The Government, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party are now presenting further measures to alleviate the impact of the virus outbreak on jobs and the economy in Sweden.
Temporary discount for fixed rental costs in vulnerable sectors
The Government has proposed a temporary discount for fixed rental costs in vulnerable sectors to mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 virus outbreak. The proposal is based on an agreement between the Government, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.
Economic measures in response to COVID-19
The spread of the COVID-19 virus is a global emergency for people’s lives and health. At the same time, the outbreak is having major effects on the economy in Sweden and globally. To mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and to reduce the spread of the virus, several economic measures have been taken.
Proposed central government loan guarantee programme for small and medium-sized enterprises
On Wednesday 25 March, a proposal was presented for loan guarantees to companies adversely affected by the COVID-19 virus outbreak. The aim is to make it easier for primarily small and medium-sized enterprises to access financing.
Nordic-Baltic Ministers invite the Nordic Investment Bank, to take action
Nordic-Baltic Ministers, Governors of the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB), have today invited the Bank to take swift action to help alleviate the effects from the corona crisis.
Short-term layoffs – strengthened support in 2020 for short-time work schemes
In light of the COVID-19 virus, the Government on March 19 decided that its proposed additional amending budget for 2020 will include a supplementary system of support for short-time work schemes. The new system was presented on Monday by the Government, together with the Centre Party and the Liberal Party, and means that central government will take a greater share of the costs for short-time work in 2020. It is proposed that the new rules enter into force on 7 April, but that they apply from 16 March.
Almi receives SEK 3 billion capital injection to increase lending to small and medium-sized enterprises
Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Government, together with the Centre Party and the Liberal Party, on March 20 presented further measures that will make it easier for Swedish businesses, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises, to access financing at this difficult time. Resources and capital are being injected into Almi Företagspartner AB in order to increase lending to small and medium-sized enterprises throughout the country, thus facilitating their access to financing.
Crisis package for small enterprises in Sweden
The Government is now presenting additional measures to mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 virus outbreak. The proposals are based on an agreement between the Swedish Social Democratic Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal Party and the Green Party.
Crisis package for Swedish businesses and jobs
The Government is now presenting additional measures to mitigate the financial impact of the virus outbreak. The proposals are based on an agreement between the Swedish Social Democratic Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal Party and the Green Party.