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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Sweden praised in new OECD report
OECD Secretary-General Mr Angel Gurría has today presented their report on Sweden’s economic situation. This time a special focus is on equality and gender equality. The OECD also expresses clear support for the Government’s fiscal policy. The report is part of the OECD’s regular review of the economies of its member countries.Sweden praised in new OECD report
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven attends World Economic Forum in Davos
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will take part in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos on 17–18 January. This year's theme is Responsive and Responsible Leadership and in his meetings Mr Löfven will highlight the importance of greater equality and reduced economic disparities in the wake of globalisation.Prime Minister Stefan Löfven attends World Economic Forum in Davos
Swedish economy still strong
Sweden demonstrates continued economic strength, with positive and stable growth, reduced unemployment and substantially strengthened public finances with a surplus also this year. This is the message from Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson as she presents the Ministry of Finance’s latest economic and public finances forecast today.Swedish economy still strong
The humanitarian catastrophe in Aleppo dominated the EU leaders’ summit
The war in Syria and the terrible humanitarian situation in the city of Aleppo was one the main issues when the EU’s 28 heads of state and government met in Brussels on 15 December. The European Council decided to increase pressure to try and ensure the evacuation of civilians and the protection of hospitals and ambulances. The EU leaders also reached an agreement that will enable the Netherlands to approve the Union’s trade agreement with Ukraine. Migration, defence, economic and social issues, and future negotiations with the United Kingdom were also discussed.The humanitarian catastrophe in Aleppo dominated the EU leaders’ summit
Speech by Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson at the Policy Networks conference" "Beyond Brexit: Can the EU-27 re-engineer growth?".
London, 24 October 2016. Check against delivery.Speech by Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson at the Policy Networks conference" "Beyond Brexit: Can the EU-27 re-engineer growth?".
Speech by Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson at "Finanz im Dialog" in Vienna
Check against delivery.Speech by Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson at "Finanz im Dialog" in Vienna
Sweden has a feminist government that is working to achieve gender equality at all levels of society. Gender equality in the budget process is of central importance in realising feminist policies. As far as possible, the budget is to promote gender equality so that all people, regardless of gender, can live a gender-equal life.Gender-responsive budgeting
IMF review of the economic situation in Sweden completed
A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Sweden in autumn 2016 to conduct its annual review, or Article IV consultation, of the economic situation in Sweden and has now published its results. A complete report will be discussed by the IMF board in November 2016 and subsequently published.IMF review of the economic situation in Sweden completed