About Sweden's Work in the European Council
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Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to attend European Council meeting in Brussels
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will attend the European Council meeting in Brussels on 28–29 June. The agenda will include migration, trade and security issues.
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.
EU’s ministers for defence and foreign affairs discussed permanent structured cooperation
On 13 November, EU’s ministers for foreign affairs and defence met at the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) in Brussels. At the meeting, Sweden was represented by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström, and the Minister for Defence, Peter Hultqvist.
Agreement on guidelines for Brexit negotiations
EU heads of state and government agreed on 29 April on the guidelines for negotiations on the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU. The meeting was an extraordinary European Council due to the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
Stefan Löfven met UN Special Envoy for Syria
On 21 March, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven met UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura. During their meeting they discussed the serious situation in Syria and efforts to reach a political solution.
Economy and migration at European Council
When EU leaders gathered at a meeting of the European Council on 9 March, the economic situation in the EU was discussed. The agenda also included the situation in the western Balkans and migration issues with a focus on the situation in Libya. The European Council re-elected Donald Tusk to the position of President. Sweden was represented by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.
EU leaders agreed to strengthen cooperation with Libya
Preventing the loss of lives in the Mediterranean was a top priority when EU leaders met at an informal summit in Valetta on 3 February.
Anna Ekström to Brussels and The Hague
Today, Monday 21 November, Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training Anna Ekström will travel to Brussels to take part in the European Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council. On Tuesday, Ms Ekström will meet Dutch Minister of Education Jet Bussemaker in The Hague.
EU leaders agreed on a European roadmap
For the first time, EU heads of state and government met without a UK representative. At the Summit, a joint declaration – the Bratislava Declaration – was adopted, focusing on measures to tackle the major challenges that the EU must deliver on in the near future.
Sweden, France and Germany in future initiative for the EU
On Monday 11 July, Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde is meeting the French and German EU ministers in Berlin to jointly raise the level of ambition for EU job creation efforts and to step up the important climate efforts that the world has undertaken since Paris. Together, they will sign a declaration that shows a higher level of ambition and strengthened cooperation on a few specific issues.