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The Government appoints a coordinator in response to the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the business sector

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The COVID-19 virus has affected many Swedish companies. The Government therefore decided today to task a coordinator to collaborate with the social partners and the business sector, and to gather information about the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the business sector. Anders Ferbe has been appointed as the coordinator.

“Anders Ferbe’s task is an important part of the Government’s continued work in response to the COVID-19 virus. His experience of cooperation between the social partners in the Swedish labour market and of solutions during the financial crisis will be very valuable. At present, it is important that the parties concerned step up their dialogue and collaboration to jointly tackle the consequences of the COVID-19 virus for the country’s entrepreneurs and their employees,” says Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation Ibrahim Baylan. 

Within the framework of his task as coordinator, Anders Ferbe will collaborate with the social partners and the business sector with the aim of facilitating dialogue between them. The coordinator will also collaborate with the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth within the framework of the Agency’s remit to assist regions with initiatives that strengthen their work in the event of redundancies and transition in the business sector.

The coordinator will regularly report to the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and will present his final report by 31 December 2020.

For more information or interview requests, please contact Press Secretary Sara Khatemi.

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