Sweden’s National Reform Programme 2019

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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 2019 is mainly based on the measures and reform ambitions proposed by the Government in the Spring Fiscal Policy Bill for 2019 and the Spring Amending Budget. The reform programme also reflects the policy priority areas in the Commission’s Annual Growth Survey, as endorsed by the European Council on 21–22 March 2019.

  • Delivering high-quality investment focusing particularly on investment gaps in research and innovation, education and infrastructure.
  • Focusing on reforms that increase productivity growth, inclusiveness and institutional quality.
  • Ensuring macro-financial stability and sound public finances.

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