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The Working Group on Pensions takes a holistic approach on gender-unequal pensions. Within the framework of the ongoing review of pensions, a project – ‘Gender-equal pensions’ – was carried out, aimed at tackling the challenge presented by the large differences in women’s and men’s pensions.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and President Jean-Claude Juncker to host Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth
Together with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will host a Social Summit in Gothenburg on 17 November 2017, focusing on promoting fair jobs and growth.
“Digitalisation will spread to all professions and jobs in working life, so there is no reason to waste time”
At the National Innovation Council meeting on 24 November, the Government presented the focus of the new digital strategy, which is intended to benefit citizens and businesses, and support the business sector and social development.
Speech by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at Euroskills 2016
Gothenburg, 30 November 2016 Check against delivery.
Ylva Johansson to visit Chile
On 21–25 November, Minister for Employment and Integration Ylva Johansson will visit Chile, accompanied by representatives of Swedish trade unions and employers. The visit is a follow-up to President Michelle Bachelet’s State Visit to Sweden earlier this year, and the main aim is to exchange experiences on labour market issues and the Swedish model.
Ministry of Employment initiatives in the Budget Bill for 2017
In the autumn budget, the Government is investing in an active labour market policy for increased employment, strengthened skills supply in elderly care in particular, and improved unemployment insurance for part-time unemployed people. The Government is also intensifying efforts to better enable new arrivals to quickly become established in working and community life. More investments will be made in early measures for asylum seekers and increased resources for the introduction system. The Government also intends to introduce a new compensation system for the reception of unaccompanied minors and young people. The Budget Bill for 2017 is based on an agreement between the Government and the Left Party.
Prime Minister met OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven today received Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven received the Director-General of the International Labour Organisation
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven today received Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Guy Ryder.
Free trade does not widen the gaps
Opinion piece in Dagens industri, 22 August 2016 More and more criticism of globalisation and free trade is being voiced around the world. The solution is to be part of development and to offer a strong safety net and an active labour market policy, writes Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde.
Innovation partnership programmes – mobilising new ways to meet societal challenges
The Government is launching five innovation partnership programmes to help meet a range of the societal challenges that Sweden is facing. These programmes involve new ways of travelling, residing, doing business, living, communicating, and using and preserving the world’s resources and ecosystems. Partnership between public actors, business and academia creates new, innovative solutions that strengthen competitiveness, contribute to sustainable development and create more jobs.