The Government of Sweden
The Government governs Sweden and is the driving force in the process of legislative change, thereby influencing the development of our society. The Government consists of a prime minister and 21 ministers.
Ministries and ministers
The minstry is responsible for matters relating to the climate, the environment, energy, enterprise, innovation as well as radiation safety and outdoor life. The Ministry is also working to ensure the transition to a circular economy.
The Ministry is responsible for issues concerning Sweden’s military defence, coordination of civil defence and crisis preparedness, and protection against accidents. Its strategic planning includes international operations and security-building activities, which the agencies are instructed to implement and follow up.
The Ministry is responsible for the labour market, labour law, the work environment, gender equality and human rights at national level and efforts to combat racism and discrimination and strengthen the rights of LGBTI people. The Ministry is also responsible for matters concerning integration and anti-segregation.
The Ministry of Finance works with issues concerning economic policies, taxes, central government administration, financial markets and consumer policy.
The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs is responsible for issues concerning social welfare, such as public health, health care and care of older people. The Ministry’s area of responsibility also includes social insurance, which provides financial security to people when they are sick or elderly, or when children are young. Issues concerning individual and family care, support for people with disabilities and care of the elderly are also included. The Ministry also works on rights for people with disabilities and on issues related to the premium pension system. It is also responsible for issues concerning sport, youth policy, civil society, faith communities and burial and cremation services.
The Ministry is responsible for matters relating to rural areas, food and land- and water-based industries, regional development, transport and infrastructure, housing, and community planning.