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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Implementation of Riksdag decision on central government budget for 2019
Following the Riksdag’s adoption of the joint reservation from the Moderate Party and the Christian Democrats, the Riksdag has decided on appropriations in the 27 expenditure areas. This means that the Riksdag has concluded its processing of the central government budget for 2019. The caretaker government will now implement the decisions taken by the Riksdag.
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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Doorstep with finance ministers Andersson and Le Maire
Today, Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson will meet the French Minister of the Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire, who is visiting Sweden. During the meeting, issues related to the spring meeting with the European finance ministers at the Economic and Financial Affairs Council will be discussed.Doorstep with finance ministers Andersson and Le Maire
Brexit and the long-term budget at the EU Summit
Discussions about Brexit and the long-term EU budget for the period 2021–2027 dominated the European Council on 13–14 December. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and other heads of state and government adopted a number of conclusions on migration, disinformation, climate change and internal market cooperation. The Council ended with a discussion of EMU cooperation.Brexit and the long-term budget at the EU Summit
Brexit and EU budget on the agenda when EU leaders meet
Brexit, the EU budget for 2021–2027 (Multiannual Financial Framework), foreign policy and migration are some of the issues to be addressed when Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and the other EU leaders meet in Brussels on 13–14 December.Brexit and EU budget on the agenda when EU leaders meet
The budget process and the fiscal policy framework
Below you can read about the central government budget process, the fiscal policy framework and how policy objectives and ideas are put into action through the Government’s various budget proposals.The budget process and the fiscal policy framework
Principles for a caretaker government’s Budget Bill
Sweden is being governed by a caretaker government. Under Swedish law, a Budget Bill must be submitted by 15 November. Unless a new government takes office soon, the caretaker government will submit a Budget Bill. The Government will outline the principles that guide work on the Budget Bill at a press seminar today.Principles for a caretaker government’s Budget Bill
Global Deal Multi-Stakeholder Partnership to be hosted by the OECD
By agreeing to take over from Sweden in driving the work of the Global Deal partnership, the OECD demonstrates that social dialogue and strong labour relations are key to reducing inequality and building trust in a changing world of work.Global Deal Multi-Stakeholder Partnership to be hosted by the OECD
Prioritisation will be necessary in next electoral period
Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson today presented the latest economic forecast from the Ministry of Finance and the focus of the budget during the Government’s discussions at Harpsund.Prioritisation will be necessary in next electoral period
About 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.About the Swedish fiscal policy framework