Meet the ministers in the Swedish Government

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Listen to the ministers in Sweden’s new government talk about their areas of responsibility and priorities, as well as the challenges that await during this electoral period.

This page is updated as new films with ministers are published.

Ministry of Culture

Amanda Lind Minister for Culture and Democracy, with responsibility for sport

Webcast: Everyone should be able to take part in our cultural life, sporting life and democracy

Amanda Lind, Minister for Culture and Democracy, with responsibility for sport, talks about her areas of responsibility and her role as minister.

Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Trade, with responsibility for Nordic affairs

Webcast: A new sustainable export initiative throughout the country

Making the entire Nordic region the first integrated 5G zone and getting Swedish companies to export more. Listen to Minister for Foreign Trade with responsibility for Nordic affairs Ann Linde talk about some of her priorities during this electoral period.

Peter Eriksson, Minister for International Development Cooperation

Webcast: We must stand up for human rights, freedom of expression and confidence in the future

Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson talks about the most important political issues during this electoral period and what changes he wants to see.

Ministry of Education and Research

Anna Ekström, Minister for Education

Webcast: Teachers and pupils must have the right conditions to strengthen their work

Improving attainment, strengthening equity and guaranteeing the provision of teachers, safety and peaceful study environments in Swedish schools. Listen to Minister for Education Anna Ekström talk about some of her priorities during this electoral period.

Matilda Ernkrans, Minister for Higher Education and Research

Webcast: More teachers in classrooms

Listen to Matilda Ernkrans, Minister for Higher Education and Research, talk about her new role and how she wants to address important challenges.

Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

Annika Strandhäll, Minister for Social Security

Security at different stages of life

Listen to Minister for Social Security Annika Strandhäll talk about her areas of responsibility, her priorities and the challenges awaiting during this electoral period.

Ministry of Employment

Åsa Lindhagen, Minister for Gender Equality with responsibility for anti-discrimination and anti-segregation

Webcast: All people must have control over their own lives

Listen to Åsa Lindhagen, Minister for Gender Equality with responsibility for anti-discrimination and anti-segregation, talk about what changes she wants to see and which issue she will be addressing first.

Ylva Johansson, Minister for Employment

Webcast: Several major challenges awaiting

Listen to Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson talk about her continuing role as Minister for Employment, what challenges she sees ahead and which issue she will be addressing first.

Ministry of Justice

Mikael Damberg, Minister for Home Affairs

Webcast: More police employees with better conditions

All actors in society need to make a combined effort to support the police in its work to safeguard people’s freedom and security according to Minister for Home Affairs Mikael Damberg.

Morgan Johansson, Minister for Justice and Migration

Breaking organised crime is one of the most important issues

Breaking organised crime and preventing recruitment to organised crime, strengthening the fight against terrorism and implementing a long-term sustainable migration policy – these are the three most important issues during this electoral period for Minister for Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson.

Ministry of Finance

Per Bolund, Minister for Financial Markets and Housing, Deputy Minister for Finance

Finance and housing policy for a sustainable society

Minister for Financial Markets and Housing Per Bolund talks about how he wants to tackle his new area of responsibility, housing issues, and how he wants to work for stable financial markets that also help make Sweden more environmentally friendly.

Ardan Shekarabi, Minister for Public Administration

Equal conditions for welfare and service throughout the country

Central government services throughout the country, equal access to quality welfare regardless of where you live, and strong consumer protection. Listen to Minister for Public Administration Ardalan Shekarabi talk about his priorities for this electoral period.

Ministry of the Environment

Isabella Lövin, Minister for Environment and Climate and Deputy Prime Minister

Webcast: Speeding up climate action and improving people’s everyday lives by greening the economy

Listen to Minister for Environment and Climate and Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin talk about her areas of responsibility, her priorities and the challenges awaiting during this electoral period.

Ministry of Defence

Peter Hultqvist, Minister for Defence

Stability for the future direction of defence

Increasing military capabilities and building a total defence in which civilian defence supports military defence, and creating stronger civilian preparedness. Listen to Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist talk about the Government’s priorities and the need for a broad political agreement in the area of defence during this electoral period.

Ministry of Infrastructure

Tomas Eneroth, Minister for Infrastructure

Minister for Infrastructure Tomas Eneroth talks about his continuing ministerial role and future work in the area of infrastructure policy.