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Climate, COVID-19 and the long-term budget at the European Council
The climate, COVID-19 and the long-term EU budget were among the issues in focus when Prime Minister Stefan Löfven met with his head of state and government colleagues at the European Council in Brussels on 10–11 December. The EU leaders also considered a number of foreign policy issues and the EU’s future relationship with the UK.
COVID-19 and the climate at EU Summit
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will meet his head of state and government colleagues at the European Council in Brussels on 10-11 December. The EU leaders’ agenda includes climate targets, coordination of the COVID-19 response and foreign policy issues. They will also discuss the EU’s long-term budget and the EU’s future relations with the UK.
Additional crisis measures for businesses
Several measures taken to support Swedish jobs and businesses through the crisis will be extended. These include short-term lay-offs, deferral of tax payments, reorientation support and turnover-based support to sole traders. The proposals are based on an agreement between the government parties, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.
Turnover-based support to be introduced for sole traders
In light of the severe financial impact of COVID-19 on many sole traders, the Government today decided on turnover-based support for sole traders. The support enters into force on 9 November and builds on an agreement between the government parties, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.
Budget Bill for 2021: Working Sweden out of the crisis – together
Together we will work Sweden out of the crisis and build a more sustainable society. The Government is presenting the Budget Bill for 2021 to the Riksdag today. The Government proposes a powerful, green restart package for the Swedish economy, but also long-term reforms that will help solve societal problems. The proposals are based on an agreement between the government parties, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.
Turnover-based support to sole traders
In light of the severe financial impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on many sole traders, the Government is now proposing SEK 3.5 billion to support these companies in 2020. The Budget Bill for 2021 proposes that an additional SEK 1.5 billion be set aside for 2021. It is proposed that the Government’s proposals, which build on an agreement between the government parties, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party, enter into force as soon as possible.
Restart package for the Swedish economy – more than SEK 100 billion in the budget for 2021
Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson today presents the Ministry of Finance’s latest economic forecast and the focus of the autumn Budget Bill.
Deal reached on long-term budget at EU summit
After a marathon summit, the leaders of the 27 EU Member States reached a deal on the long-term EU budget for 2021–2027. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and his EU colleagues also agreed a post-COVID-19 recovery package.
EU long-term budget at summit
The EU long-term budget will be the main focus when heads of state and government meet in Brussels for the first time since February. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and his 26 colleagues will negotiate the EU long-term budget for 2021–2027.