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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The 2019 Spring Budget
Today the Government is presenting a spring amending budget and its guidelines for economic policy. The Spring Fiscal Policy Bill and the proposals in the Spring Amending Budget are based on the January Agreement, the policy agreement between the Swedish Social Democratic Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal Party and the Green Party.
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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From the Spring Fiscal Policy Bill 2018: Guidelines for economic and budget policyFrom the Spring Fiscal Policy Bill 2018: Guidelines for economic and budget policy
The 2018 Spring Budget: Building our society – a secure and sustainable Sweden
The Government is today presenting a spring amending budget and guidelines for economic policy, including new economic forecasts. Public finances show a surplus. Sweden’s economy is strong, employment is at record levels and unemployment is falling.The 2018 Spring Budget: Building our society – a secure and sustainable Sweden
Government submits written communication on new fiscal policy framework
The Government has now submitted a written communication to the Riksdag on the new fiscal policy framework. The Government’s account of how it intends to apply the framework helps to strengthen confidence in developing and reporting on fiscal policy. It improves the conditions for ensuring that fiscal policy has the intended effect.Government submits written communication on new fiscal policy framework
Critical issues and the future of the EU
As head of the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union, Lars Danielsson represents the Government on a range of important EU issues in Brussels. This work offers him an insight into the EU’s political dynamics shared by few others.Critical issues and the future of the EU
Trade, Brexit and the nerve agent attack in Salisbury on the European Council agenda
Trade with countries outside the EU and the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU are two of the issues Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will raise with his heads of state and government colleagues when they meet on Thursday and Friday, 22–23 March. They will also discuss the nerve agent attack in SalisburyTrade, Brexit and the nerve agent attack in Salisbury on the European Council agenda
Prime Minister discussed long-term EU budget with European colleagues
The priorities for the long-term budget of the European Union were discussed when Prime Minister Stefan Löfven met with his EU colleagues on Friday 23 February. The composition of the European Parliament following the 2019 elections and the lead candidate process were also on the agenda.Prime Minister discussed long-term EU budget with European colleagues
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