About Sweden's Work in the European Council
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Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson attends EU summit in Brussels on 29–30 June
Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson is in Brussels for the two-day summit of the European Council. Agenda items include EU support to Ukraine, security and defence, China, migration and competitiveness. Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson will also sum up the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU.
European Council discussed Ukraine, energy and external relations
Immediate and long-term support to Ukraine was on the agenda when EU leaders met in Brussels on 15 December. They also discussed the EU’s response to the energy crisis and EU-US relations. On 14 December, the first-ever summit between the leaders of EU and ASEAN member states was held. Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson represented Sweden.
Climate, long-term budget and Brexit at European Council
EU climate objectives, the long-term budget and Brexit were among the issues that Prime Minister Stefan Löfven discussed with his EU colleagues when they met in Brussels on 12–13 December. The EU leaders also discussed deepening the EMU.
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Brexit, enlargement and the long-term budget at the EU Summit
Brexit, EU enlargement and the EU’s long-term budget were among the issues that Prime Minister Stefan Löfven raised when he met his EU colleagues on 17–18 October. The heads of state and government also discussed the situation in Syria and Turkey.
Swedish Statment at the UN Security Council Briefing on Myanmar
National statement delivered by Ambassador Carl Skau on behalf of Sweden at the United Nations Security Council briefing on Myanmar, 28 August 2018, New York.
Migration and trade on agenda as heads of state and government meet
Migration, EU–US relations, and security and defence will be on the agenda when Prime Minister Stefan Löfven meets his European Council colleagues on 28–29 June.
Working for women’s rights more difficult in many countries
According to a new report from the Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation, the space for women’s rights defenders is shrinking in many countries. On 5 June, Sweden’s Permanent Representation to the European Union showcased the report at a meeting with the Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation and other organisations working in the area.
European Council: “Important to demonstrate the importance of the EU”
The UK was the focus of the discussions when the EU heads of state and government gathered for the European Council meeting on 28–29 June. UK Prime Minister David Cameron took part on the first day and on the second day the other 27 leaders met for an informal meeting to discuss the future of the EU.