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Press release from Prime Minister's Office

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to meet with Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel


In light of the international refugee crisis, Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Germany’s Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet in Berlin on Tuesday 8 September.

“A plan is urgently needed for how Europe is to deal with the international refugee crisis. Sweden, Germany and a small number of other countries have long been alone in bearing their full responsibility. This situation is untenable. All EU countries must now resolutely stand up for human dignity and do their duty in this challenging time,” says Mr Löfven. 

After the meeting, Mr Löfven and Ms Merkel will hold a joint press conference. 

Time and place:

Tuesday 8 September at 13.00. Admission for media 12.15

The German Federal Chancellery
Willy-Brandt-Straße 1, Berlin 

Then Mr Löfven will be available for Swedish media at Sweden’s Embassy in Berlin. 

Tuesday 8 September at 13.45–14.15 

Embassy of Sweden
Rauchstraße 1, Berlin 

Accreditation and advance registration should be submitted to Carl Michael Gräns, Press Counsellor at Sweden’s Embassy in Berlin, no later than 13.00 on Monday 7 September, email


Erik Nises
Press Secretary to Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00
Anne Ekberg
Deputy Head of Press Department, Prime Minister’s Office
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00