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  • Continued strong support for Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyj and Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson. shaking hands on a doorstep.
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyj visited Sweden in 2023 at the invitation of Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson. Photo: Magnus Liljegren/Government Offices

    The Swedish government intends to ensure long-term support from Sweden to Ukraine through three-year military support totaling SEK 75 billion.

    Following an earlier decision to freeze Russian central bank assets in the EU, the EU has decided to use the net income generated by the frozen assets to provide military and macroeconomic support to Ukraine.

  • Swedish government increases humanitarian support to Gaza

    Johan Forsell, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade
    Johan Forsell, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Photo: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices

    In view of the extensive humanitarian needs in Gaza, the Government has presented a new humanitarian aid package amounting to SEK 120 million. With this decision to further increase the humanitarian assistance, Sweden will have contributed more than SEK 520 million in humanitarian aid to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

Germany’s Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson.
The intensified partnership agreement between Sweden and Germany was signed in connection with the heads of government’s visit to Norrsken Foundation. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

Nordic summit on security and competitiveness in Stockholm

On 13–14 May, Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson hosted the heads of government of the Nordic countries and Germany’s Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz at a summit in Stockholm. On Tuesday 14 May, Mr Kristersson and Mr Scholz held bilateral talks followed by a joint press conference in Swedish and German. The press conference is also interpreted to German. Follow the first link below for the interpreted version.

The King and Queen of Denmark and Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson.
The State Visit is an occasion to solidify and promote the very good and longstanding relations between Sweden and Denmark. Photo: Stina Gullander/Government Offices

State Visit from Denmark

The King and Queen of Denmark will pay a State Visit to Sweden on 6–7 May 2024 at the invitation of His Majesty The King.

Sweden’s Government will be represented during the Visit by Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, Minister for Energy, Business and Industry and Deputy Prime Minister Ebba Busch, Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström, Minister for Schools Lotta Edholm, Minister for Defence Pål Jonson, Minister for EU Affairs Jessika Roswall and Minister for Culture Parisa Liljestrand.

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Three new national strategies for increased safety and security

The Government has recently presented three new national strategies for increased safety and security in Sweden. These are a strategy for strengthening efforts against violent extremism and terrorism, a strategy against organised crime and a crime prevention strategy on social prevention measures against criminal networks. You can read more about the strategies here.

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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

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