Sweden's national reform programme 2018

In April each year Member States submit a national reform programme to the Commission, which reports on implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy in national policies, undertakings implemented and progress achieved over the past year, as well as a description of planned measures. The reporting shall also reflect the overarching priorities for the European semester, which is a framework for the coordination of economic policies across the European Union.

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Sweden's national reform programme for 2018 is mainly based on the initiatives and reform ambitions proposed by the Government in the Budget Bill for 2018 and the Spring Fiscal Policy Bill for 2018.

It also reflects the policy priority areas in the Commission’s Annual Growth Survey, as endorsed by the European Council on 22–23 March 2018:

  •  Boosting investment to support the recovery and to increase long-term growth.
  • Structural reforms for inclusive growth, upward convergence and competitiveness.
  • Responsible fiscal policies to support sustainability and convergence.

An appendix to this year’s programme also presents materials received from social partners, regional and local entities and organisations in civil society. The Government has not taken a position on these materials.