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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The 2017 Spring Budget in five minutes
On 18 April the Government presented its Spring Fiscal Policy Bill and a proposed spring amending budget to the Riksdag. In the Spring Fiscal Policy Bill, the Government presents its economic assessment and the direction of fiscal policy ahead of the budget for 2018. The Spring Fiscal Policy Bill and the proposals in the spring amending budget are based on an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party.The 2017 Spring Budget in five minutes
From the Spring Fiscal Policy Bill 2017: Guidelines for economic and budget policy
This section presents the Government's economic and budgetary guidelines in the Spring Fiscal Policy Bill for 2017.From the Spring Fiscal Policy Bill 2017: Guidelines for economic and budget policy
Smaller EU budget and Sweden’s contribution must be kept down – the Government’s general priorities ahead of the upcoming EU budget negotiations
The EU’s new budget must be smaller than the current one and Sweden’s contribution must be kept down. Money should go to common areas such as migration and security rather than to agricultural aid, and payments to Member States must be subject to the condition that joint decisions in the area of migration are followed. This is the Government’s position ahead of the upcoming EU budget negotiations that was presented by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson today.Smaller EU budget and Sweden’s contribution must be kept down – the Government’s general priorities ahead of the upcoming EU budget negotiations
Economy and migration at European Council
When EU leaders gathered at a meeting of the European Council on 9 March, the economic situation in the EU was discussed. The agenda also included the situation in the western Balkans and migration issues with a focus on the situation in Libya. The European Council re-elected Donald Tusk to the position of President. Sweden was represented by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.Economy and migration at European Council
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?".