News from the Government and Government Offices
Hungarian National Assembly votes to approve Sweden’s NATO application
Today, 26 February, the Hungarian National Assembly voted yes on Sweden’s NATO application. Once the Speaker and the President have signed the decision and the instrument of ratification has been presented to the United States, all NATO Allies will have approved Sweden’s application for membership. At the invitation of NATO’s Secretary-General, Sweden’s Government can then formally decide to accede to the North Atlantic Treaty, which is NATO’s founding document. Once that has taken place, Sweden’s instrument of accession will be deposited with the Government of the United States, which is the depositary of the Treaty. Sweden will then be a NATO member and participate fully as an Ally in the Organization.
Sweden will continue to support Ukraine for as long as it takes
Today, two years have passed since Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The Swedish Government considers support to Ukraine in the coming years to be its foremost foreign policy task. Sweden will continue to provide political, humanitarian, military and financial support to Ukraine for as long as it takes.
Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has today summoned the Russian Ambassador in connection with the death of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny.
Sweden’s position on the conflict between Israel and Hamas
Fighting between Israel and the terrorist organisation Hamas has now been ongoing since the horrific attacks by Hamas on civilian men, women and children in Israel on 7 October, in which more than 1 200 people were killed and more than 200 civilians, including children and older people, were taken hostage and removed to Gaza.
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.