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Elections to the Riksdag and the municipal and county council assemblies were held on Sunday 14 September 2014. On Monday 15 September, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt visited the Speaker of the Riksdag and requested to be relieved of his duties.
Andreas von Beckerath
3 September 2014
Annika Ben David
4 September 2014
3 September 2014
Andreas von Beckerath, Björn Lyrvall, Ambassador to the United States, and Annika Ben David, Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, were interviewed in connection with the Meeting of Swedish Ambassadors about their posts and the challenges they face.
Sweden is represented at the NATO summit in Newport, United Kingdom, on 4-5 September. This is because of Sweden's partnership with NATO. In addition to Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt and Minister for Defence Karin Enström, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Sverker Göransson is also present.
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF), a global conference organised by the United Nations to discuss all aspects of the internet, is under way this week. The IGF is also completely open to participation from civil society and the business sector. Sweden is represented by participants from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications among others.
Swedish Ambassador Maria Leissner heads the Community of Democracies (CD), a coalition of more than one hundred democratic states. As Secretary-General, Ms Leissner has endeavoured to make the Community of Democracies more welcoming towards newly emergent democracies, to get rid of the western dominance that previously prevailed and to anchor the mandate more directly in the member countries' foreign ministries. In the years ahead, Ms Leissner wants to further strengthen attendance at the organisation's meetings in New York and Geneva and at the same time attract more states to join.
02 September 2014
World Water Week taking place in Stockholm
01 September 2014
Condemning of Russian aggression in Ukraine
20 August 2014
Minister for Foreign Affairs visits Iraq
18 August 2014
Emergency assistance measures on the ground in Iraq
15 August 2014
Increased humanitarian assistance to Iraq
14 August 2014
"UN must prevent impending genocide"
07 August 2014
Free trade agreement between EU and Canada finalised
07 August 2014
Sweden took part in US-African Summit
01 August 2014
Additional sanctions on Russia
24 July 2014
EU foreign ministers discussed developments in eastern Ukraine and the Middle East
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19 September 2014Russian violation of Swedish territory
11 September 2014Meeting of Nordic and Baltic foreign ministers in Estonia
29 August 2014Stockholm China Forum on China's new leadership, Russia and global power shifts