Jan 21, 2019

Sweden’s new Government

Today, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented the Statement of Government Policy in the Riksdag and announced the ministers that make up the Government. The change of government took place at a Council of State at the Royal Palace presided over by His Majesty the King.

Sweden’s new Government consists of the Prime Minister and 22 ministers.

Fact Sheet: The Swedish Government 


March 9, 2017

Bill to end renewals of Swedish driving licences

Under a bill before the Riksdag, new rules will come into force that will affect people who are permanently resident abroad and who wish to renew their Swedish driving licence.If you have a Swedish driving licence and live abroad, you can use your Swedish licence for as long as it is valid. Beyond this date, the licence must be renewed. If you are permanently resident in a country within the EEA, you can exchange your driving licence for a licence issued by the competent authorities in the country of your residency. The proposed rule changes mean that if you are permanent resident in a country outside the EEA, you can no longer renew your Swedish driving licence; instead the driving licence rules of the country where you are a permanent resident will apply.The new rules will apply as of 1 May 2017. Until then the current rules apply.To renew your Swedish driving licence, you must submit a complete application in good time so that the Swedish Transport Agency has time to process your application before the new rules enter into force. Find out more about how to renew your driving licence on the Swedish Transport Agency website.


December 20, 2016

Involving young people in the Global Goals is crucial

The very first #FirstGeneration year is coming to an end. But 2016 was only the beginning. Working with young people in the #GlobalGoals is fantastic and inspiring, and now the #FirstGeneration moves ahead. We believe in the power of networks to achieve change. #FirstGeneration is a Swedish MFA initiative to spread knowledge about the Global Goals and the importance of engaging young people. Involving young people in the Global Goals is crucial – the key to the success of the 2030 Agenda is in their hands. Next year #FirstGeneration and efforts to achieve the Global Goals continue. Working with local actors, educators and young people gives us a unique opportunity to create a better, more sustainable future.