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The EU’s Strategic Agenda: Sweden’s priorities for the years 2019–2024
During its meeting on 20–21 June, the European Council is expected to adopt the Strategic Agenda, which describes the issues the EU will prioritise over the coming five years. You can read more here about Sweden’s positions in the discussion.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven received the President of the Republic of Korea
In connection with the State Visit by President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in, celebrating 60 years of diplomatic relations, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven received President Moon for bilateral talks in Saltsjöbaden on 15 June.
Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation enters into memorandums of understanding with South Korea
On 14–15 June, South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and his wife Kim Jung-sook are in Sweden for a State Visit, together with several ministers from the South Korean Government and a large business delegation. In connection with the visit, the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation is entering into two memorandums of understanding with its South Korean counterparts that will be signed by Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation Ibrahim Baylan.
Sweden leads transition to fossil-free Europe by 2050
What is needed for the EU to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050? This question was the focus of a seminar at the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union on 4 June, attended by Swedish experts and industry representatives.
Gitte Ørskou new director and head of Moderna Museet
Today the Government appointed Gitte Ørskou as the new director and head of Moderna Museet. Ms Ørskou will take up her post on 1 September 2019.
Sweden must urgently implement reforms to boost fight against foreign bribery
The OECD Working Group on Bribery has since 2012 repeatedly urged Sweden to reform its laws to ensure the investigation and prosecution of companies that bribe foreign public officials to obtain advantages in international business. Sweden’s legal provisions to hold companies liable for foreign bribery do not fully meet the requirements of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions.
Speech by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at Centenary Session of the International Labour Conference
Geneva, 10 June 2019. Check against delivery.
Sweden a leading actor in development cooperation
The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) has reviewed Sweden’s international development cooperation in a peer review. The official launch will take place on 12 June in Stockholm.
Sweden to host a youth perspective conference in the Barents region
On 12 June, young people from Sweden, Finland, Norway and Russia will meet in Luleå together with national and regional representatives and experts in the framework of the Swedish Chairmanship of the Barents Euro Arctic Council to discuss concrete and forward-looking proposals to increase youth engagement and influence in the Barents region.