Content about Sweden in the EU
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Changes to the ban on entry when travelling to Sweden from the United Kingdom and Denmark
The Government decided today to make certain changes to the entry ban into Sweden from the United Kingdom and Denmark. Regarding travel from the United Kingdom, exemptions will be made for people who live or work in Sweden. Regarding travel from Denmark, exemptions will be made to make it easier for Bornholm and those who live there. In addition to this, people with imperative family reasons will also be exempted.
Ban on entry into Sweden from the United Kingdom and Denmark
The Government decided today* to severely restrict possibilities to travel from the United Kingdom and Denmark to Sweden. The entry ban from the United Kingdom is due to the spread and mutation of COVID-19 that have been reported there. The entry ban from Denmark is mainly to reduce the risk of congestion and the spread of the virus in shopping centres and restaurants in Skåne County.
Sweden’s Export Strategy
The Government, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party committed in the 2019 January Agreement to implementing an export initiative for more jobs throughout the country and to updatet he existing export strategy with a focus on economic, social and environmental sustainability.
Temporary entry ban extended until 31 March 2021 and amended due to Brexit
Since March, a temporary ban on entry to the EU via Sweden has been in force. The Government today decided to extend the entry ban until 31 March 2021. At the same time, the Government has adopted a new exemption from the entry ban due to Brexit.
Climate, COVID-19 and the long-term budget at the European Council
The climate, COVID-19 and the long-term EU budget were among the issues in focus when Prime Minister Stefan Löfven met with his head of state and government colleagues at the European Council in Brussels on 10–11 December. The EU leaders also considered a number of foreign policy issues and the EU’s future relationship with the UK.
COVID-19 and the climate at EU Summit
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will meet his head of state and government colleagues at the European Council in Brussels on 10-11 December. The EU leaders’ agenda includes climate targets, coordination of the COVID-19 response and foreign policy issues. They will also discuss the EU’s long-term budget and the EU’s future relations with the UK.
Brexit – the rights of UK nationals in Sweden after the transition period
UK nationals living in Sweden on 31 December 2020 will need to apply to the Swedish Migration Agency for residence status under provisions entering into force today, 1 December 2020.
European Council meeting on the COVID-19 pandemic
Coordinated crisis responses and deployment of vaccines were two of the issues that Prime Minister Stefan Löfven discussed when he met other EU leaders via a video conference of the European Council on Thursday afternoon. The heads of state and government also considered the negotiations on the EU’s long-term budget.
COVID-19 response coordination on European Council agenda
Coordination of COVID-19 testing and deployment of vaccines are two of the issues that Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will discuss when he meets other EU leaders via a video conference of the European Council on Thursday afternoon.
Matilda Ernkrans attends European Higher Education Area ministerial conference
Minister for Higher Education and Research Matilda Ernkrans is attending a ministerial conference on the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) today, Thursday 19 November. The agenda includes discussions on higher education in Europe and the adoption of the Rome Ministerial Communiqué. Ms Ernkrans will also deliver a speech.