News from the Government and Government Offices
Defence Cooperation Agreement with the US signed
Represented by Swedish Minister for Defence Pål Jonson and United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, Sweden and the US have signed a Defence Cooperation Agreement (DCA). This means that the countries have agreed on the conditions for US forces to operate in Sweden.
The Government’s participation in UN Climate Change Conference COP28
From 30 November to 12 December, the world is gathering in Dubai for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28). The Swedish Government is being be represented there by Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, Minister for Energy, Business and Industry Ebba Busch, Minister for Climate and the Environment Romina Pourmokhtari and Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell.
Sweden’s position on the conflict between Israel and Hamas
Fighting between Israel and the terrorist organisation Hamas has now continued without interruption since the horrific attacks by Hamas on 7 October. Hundreds of civilian men, women and children were killed and more than 200 civilians, including children and older people, were taken hostage and are now being held captive in Gaza.
Statement of Government EU Policy
Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson presented the Government’s priorities in its work in the EU at the party leaders’ debate on EU policy in the Riksdag on 15 November 2023. Check against delivery.
Sweden's new migration policy
Sweden’s migration policy is undergoing a paradigm shift. The Government is intensifying its efforts to reduce, in full compliance with Sweden’s international commitments, the number of migrants coming irregularly to Sweden. Labour immigration fraud and abuses must be stopped and the ‘shadow society’ combated
Efforts to strengthen Sweden’s security
Information about the Government’s measures to strengthen Sweden’s security, protect Swedish citizens and safeguard Swedish economic interests in light of the serious security situation is available here.