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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.

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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.

The Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde together with Ulrika Funered, Ambassador and Head of Delegation of Sweden to the OSCE.
The Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde together with Ulrika Funered, Ambassador and Head of Delegation of Sweden to the OSCE. Photo: Lubomír Kotek

Sweden pushes for economic justice and rights in the OSCE

During the autumn, Sweden intends to present a draft Ministerial Council decision on women’s economic empowerment in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). If all 57 OSCE participating States can reach consensus on the decision, it will help to highlight the link between women’s economic empowerment and security.

Ministers and delegation leaders standing outside Karlberg Castle, Stockholm.
Swedish Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and French Minister of Defence Florence Parly and ministers and delegation leaders from Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and Italy at Karlberg Castle, Stockholm. Photo: Magnus Liljegren/Government Offices of Sweden

Common security challenges and deepened cooperation in focus at EI2 Defence Ministerial Meeting in Stockholm

Common security challenges and how the cooperation within the European Intervention Initiative (EI2) can be developed even further were some of the agenda items when EI2’s thirteen member countries met in Stockholm. Sweden and Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist hosted this year’s annual meeting.

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