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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Future of the EU: An inclusive discussion on the white paper on the future of Europe
A necessary and valuable debate on the future has started in the EU. Although much works well at EU level, there is reason for soul-searching. The more people who are involved in the discussions on the future of Europe, the better the prospects of strengthening our citizens’ trust in the European project.Future of the EU: An inclusive discussion on the white paper on the future of Europe
Sub-target 2: Financial gender equality
The Government’s second gender equality policy sub-target is ‘Financial gender equality’. Women and men must have the same opportunities and conditions with regard to paid work, which gives financial independence throughout life.Sub-target 2: Financial gender equality
Sub-target 1: Equal division of power and influence
The Government’s first gender equality policy sub-target is to achieve an ‘Equal distribution of power and influence’ in society and ensure that women and men have the same rights and opportunities to be active citizens and to shape the conditions for decision-making in all sectors of society.Sub-target 1: Equal division of power and influence
Continued economic upswing next year
Today the Ministry of Finance is presenting the latest forecast for the economy and public finances. The employment rate and labour force participation have been revised upwards and growth continues to gain strength.Continued economic upswing next year
Launch of senior advisors for the Global Deal
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven launches an international group of senior advisors to the Global Deal for decent work and inclusive growth. The group will give strategic advise for the future work of the Global Deal initiative.Launch of senior advisors for the Global Deal
Ministerial conference on how gender equality can contribute to fair jobs and growth
Sweden’s Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér hosted a conference on how gender equality can contribute to fair jobs and growth on 8 November in Gothenburg. Gender equality ministers from the upcoming EU presidencies took part and discussed gender equality in relation to the labour market and overall progress in the area of gender equality in the EU based on the Gender Equality Index of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE).Ministerial conference on how gender equality can contribute to fair jobs and growth
Budget Bill for 2018: Building our society – investing for the future
The Budget Bill for 2018 that was presented to the Riksdag today proposes vigorous reforms so that Sweden’s new economic strength benefits everyone, while the Government is also able to pay off national debt. The Bill is based on an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party.Budget Bill for 2018: Building our society – investing for the future