News from the Government and Government Offices
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde to attend UN General Assembly
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde are travelling to New York for the opening of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on 21 September 2021.
Budget Bill for 2022: A stronger and more sustainable Sweden after the pandemic
The Government is presenting the Budget Bill for 2022 to the Riksdag today. In it, the Government proposes measures to accelerate the climate transition, get more people into work, strengthen the welfare system and make Sweden a safe country for all. In total, reforms worth approximately SEK 74 billion are involved.
The Government’s work in response to the virus responsible for COVID-19
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.
Statement of Government Policy
Statement of Government Policy delivered by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at the opening of the 2021 Riksdag session.
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 October 2021. 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. Entry from Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway is not subject to any entry restrictions.
Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism
In January 2020 Prime Minister Stefan Löfven extended an invitation to participate in the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism, Remember ReAct. The Forum was to take place in October 2020, but due to the spread of COVID-19 the Prime Minister has announced that the Malmö Forum has been postponed one year and will take place in Malmö on 13 October 2021.
The Government’s Statement of Foreign Policy 2021
On 24 February, Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde presented the 2021 Statement of Foreign Policy in the Riksdag. It contains the objectives and direction for Sweden’s international action, and forms the basis of Swedish foreign policy.