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  • Sweden has taken part in NATO Summit for the first time as full member

    • U.S. President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

      U.S. President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

      Photo: NATO

    • NATO Summit in Washington DC on 9–11 July 2024.

      NATO Summit in Washington DC on 9–11 July 2024.

      Photo: NATO

    • Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Keir Starmer.

      Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Keir Starmer.

      Photo: NATO

    • Minister for Defence Pål Jonson, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Secretary of Defence Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III.

      Minister for Defence Pål Jonson, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin III.

      Photo: Tom Samuelsson/Government Offices

    • Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

      Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

      Photo: NATO

    • NATO Summit in Washington DC on 9–11 July 2024.

      NATO Summit in Washington DC on 9–11 July 2024.

      Photo: NATO

    On 9–11 July, Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson took part in the NATO Summit in Washington DC together with Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström and Minister for Defence Pål Jonson. The member states agreed on new support to Ukraine and measures to strengthen NATO’s capability for deterrence and defence. NATO also celebrated its 75th anniversary during the summit.

  • Swedish Government nominates Jessika Roswall as new European Commissioner

    • Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and Minister for EU Affairs Jessika Roswall.

      Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and Minister for EU Affairs Jessika Roswall.

      Photo: Magnus Liljegren/Government Offices

    • Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and Minister for EU Affairs Jessika Roswall

      Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and Minister for EU Affairs Jessika Roswall.

      Photo: Ida Asplund/Government Offices

    The Government has decided to nominate Minister for EU Affairs Jessika Roswall as the new Swedish European Commissioner for the period 2024–2029.

  • Sweden’s national security – for a safer and more secure Sweden in uncertain times

    Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström and Minister for Defence Pål Jonson.
    Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström and Minister for Defence Pål Jonson. Photo: Magnus Liljegren/Government Offices

    The Government has adopted Sweden’s new national security strategy, which includes five guiding principles for management of Sweden’s security. It constitutes the framework for the Government’s work on national security until 2030.

David Lammy and Tobias Billström
British Foreign Secretary David Lammy and Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström Photo: Magnus Liljegren/Government Offices

New UK Foreign Secretary David Lammy visits Sweden

On 7 July, British Foreign Secretary David Lammy visited Stockholm for a meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström. Sweden is one the very first countries the new UK Foreign Secretary chose to visit.

Cover of Sweden's defence and security space strategy. Milky Way seen from a river.
Sweden's defence and security space strategy. Photo: David Björkén/Northern Panorama

The Government adopts Sweden's first defence and security space strategy

“With this strategy, we are strengthening the defence and security dimension of space policy so that Sweden is better postured to meet the challenges in space and to use space for defence and security,” says Minister for Defence Pål Jonson.

Illustration: Government Offices

Three new national strategies for increased safety and security

The Government has presented three national strategies for increased safety and security in Sweden. You can read more about the strategies here.

Illustration: Government Offices

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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