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Latvia’s Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis visited Sweden
Today, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven received Latvia's Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis for talks. Much of their time was dedicated to current issues on the EU agenda, not least the imminent referendum in the UK, fair conditions in the labour market and proposals for joint EU solutions in the migration area.
Cancelled: Minister for Employment and Integration Ylva Johansson to visit Paris on 13 June
On 13 June, Minister for Employment and Integration Ylva Johansson will visit Paris. During the visit, Ms Johansson will meet her colleague, Minister of Labour, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue Myriam El Khomri, for discussions on such topics as fair conditions in the labour market.
Fast track - a quicker introduction of newly arrived immigrants
The Government wants newly arrived immigrants in Sweden to quickly find a workplace that is relevant to the individual’s education and experience. At the same time, there is a shortage of labour in many industries; these are now being helped with the provision of skills through the creation of fast tracks by the Swedish Public Employment Service and the industries, to make it easier for newly arrived immigrants to establish themselves in the labour market.
Swedish Minister for Employment to take part in informal European ministerial meeting in Vienna on fair conditions in the labour market
On 19–20 May, Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson will take part in an informal ministerial meeting in Vienna on fair and decent conditions in the labour market. The meeting is a follow-up of the ministerial meeting Ms Johansson hosted in Stockholm in September 2015 on fair and decent working conditions in the EU internal market.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven’s speech at the high-level meeting on fair conditions in the labour market
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“Global Deal a win-win-win situation”
In an increasingly globalised labour market, a Global Deal between the social partners can benefit everyone. This was the message when Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet together hosted a seminar on the Global Deal in Stockholm on 11 May.
OECD: Sweden on the right track to better introduction of new arrivals
Today, the OECD presented its report Working Together: Skills and Labour Market Integration of Immigrants and their Children in Sweden on integration in the Swedish labour market and in Swedish society. The report shows that Sweden has a highly developed and sustainable policy for reception and introduction, but that the large number of asylum seekers who arrived in 2015 has created new challenges.
OECD and Ylva Johansson to present labour market integration report
At a press conference on Friday 13 May at Rosenbad, the OECD will present its report on integration in the Swedish labour market, Working Together: Skills and Labour Market Integration of Immigrants and their Children in Sweden. Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson will comment on the OECD report’s assessment and recommendations. Stefano Scarpetta, Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the OECD, will also take part in the press conference.
Prime Minister in talks with Werner Faymann and Sigmar Gabriel
On 8 May, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven received Austria’s Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann and Germany’s Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel for talks on current European issues.
Initiatives in the spring budget for more efficient introduction and reduced unemployment
In the spring amending budget for 2016, the Government is strengthening efforts to enable newly arrived immigrants to quickly and efficiently establish themselves in Sweden. The Government is investing in early measures for asylum seekers and increased funds for county administrative boards to create preparedness and reception capacity in municipalities. The Government is also announcing that trainee jobs will be expanded to also cover newly arrived immigrants and people who are long-term unemployed. The spring amending budget for 2016 is based on an agreement between the Government and the Left Party.