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  • Government to permit final disposal of spent nuclear fuel at Forsmark

    Ms Annika Strandhäll
    Minister for Climate and the Environment Annika Strandhäll. Photo: Magnus Liljegren/Government Offices of Sweden

    The Government has today decided to permit the final disposal of spent nuclear fuel at Forsmark in Östhammar Municipality. The Government has also decided to permit construction of the encapsulation plant that is needed to handle the spent nuclear fuel in Oskarshamn Municipality.

  • Statement by the Nordic Ministers of Defence regarding the situation in and near Ukraine

    The Nordic flags waving in the wind.
    Flags of the Nordic countries. Photo: Johannes Jansson/Creative Commons

    The Nordic Ministers of Defence met virtually on 21 January to discuss the deteriorating situation in and around Ukraine. The ministers monitor the security situation in Ukraine closely, and continue to consult with each other through the NORDEFCO Crisis Consultation Mechanism.

  • The Government’s work in response to the virus responsible for COVID-19

    Illustration. Government offices

    There is an ongoing outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Government and the Government Offices are following developments carefully and are in continuous contact with the responsible authorities.

Picture: Johnér/The Government Offices

Sweden can do better: the Government’s policy priorities

Sweden has much to be proud of. We have a skilled labour force and a high proportion of Swedish people support themselves by working. Sweden has many innovative and competitive businesses that contribute to jobs and exports. Health care, education and social services are collectively financed and allocated according to need. The level of trust between people is high and Sweden has come a long way in terms of gender equality.

Florence Parly and Peter Hultqvist standing next to each other, Parly is to the left.  In the background the French and the Swedish flags.
Minister for the Armed Forces of France Florence Parly and Minister for Defence of Sweden Peter Hultqvist. Photo: Ministry of Defence of Sweden

Serious security policy situation in focus at informal meeting of EU defence ministers

Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist took part in the informal meeting of EU defence ministers in Brest, France on 12–13 January. The meeting was dominated by the serious security policy situation, with focus on the situation in and around Ukraine.

Photo: Folio

Entry ban on travel to Sweden extended

The Government has decided to extend the entry restrictions for travel from both the EU/EEA and from other countries until 31 January 2022. As of 30 June, the Swedish regulation has been adapted to the EU regulation on a COVID certificate on travel to Sweden from EU/EEA States.

Illustration. Government offices

Stricter infection control measures introduced

On 12 January 2022, stricter infection control measures was introduced due to the significant increase in community transmission at the same time as there is increased pressure on health care. The overall assessment is that Sweden is in a situation where it is necessary to take certain infection control measures in stage 3 of the Government’s action plan for introducing infection control measures.

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