News from the Government and Government Offices
Heavy advanced weapons to Ukraine
The Government today presented a large three-part support package to Ukraine. The package includes a procurement cooperation scheme, instructions to the Swedish Armed Forces to prepare the transfer of the Archer Artillery System, and the largest defence equipment package to date. This includes recoilless rifles with ammunition, anti-tank weapons, assault rifles, mine clearance equipment, Combat Vehicle 90 (CV90) with ammunition, and light anti-armour weapon Robot 57 (NLAW), worth SEK 4.3 billion.
Speech by Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson at the European Parliament
On Tuesday 17 January Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson delivered a speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. In the speech, Mr Kristersson presented the Swedish Presidency's priorities.
Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2023
Sweden holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union during the first half of 2023.
Sweden supports the Iranian people’s demand for human rights
Sweden and the rest of the EU have expressed clear support for the Iranians, especially women and girls, who are peacefully demonstrating for their human rights. Sweden has individually, and together with the other EU Member States, condemned the violence that the Iranian authorities have used against demonstrators. Sweden has also called for those responsible for the death of Mahsa Jina Amini to be held accountable.
Temporary travel restrictions for travellers from China extended
On 26 January, the Swedish Government decided to extend the previously-adopted entry restrictions requiring all travellers from China to be able to present a negative test result for ongoing COVID-19 infection upon arrival in Sweden, regardless of their vaccination status.
Key acts and ordinances entering into force in 2022/2023
This compilation contains a selection of the acts and ordinances – both new and amended – that enter into force in the second half of 2022 or in early 2023.