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The illegal Russian annexation of Crimea will form the basis of continued discussions on Ukraine when EU foreign ministers hold their monthly meeting in Luxembourg on 14 April. The humanitarian crisis in Syria will also be discussed. Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt will attend the meeting.
On Thursday, Minister for Trade Ewa Björling is participating in a TTIP conference in Paris entitled 'The Future of Transatlantic Trade' on the free trade negotiations between the US and the EU. The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) aims to create the world's largest free trade area and thus facilitate trade between these two continents.
The Group of Eminent Persons (GEM) is a recently established high-level advocacy group to promote the global ban on nuclear weapons testing. Its members will meet in Stockholm, Sweden, from 10 to 11 April 2014, where they will also brainstorm with Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt on how to promote the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).
5 February 2013
On 8-9 April Minister for Trade Ewa Björling visited one of the world's largest furniture and design fairs, Salone del Mobile, in Milan. The visit was part of April's promotion month for fashion and design, areas in which Sweden holds a prominent position and has great export potential.
On 4-5 April, Minister for Trade Ewa Björling visited the Netherlands together with the King and Queen. The visit was part of the celebrations of 400 years of diplomatic relations between the countries.
"The Netherlands is and has been an important trading partner for Sweden. It is our seventh largest export market," said Dr Björling.
02 April 2014
Bildt at EU-Africa summit
01 April 2014
Hillevi Engström in Ukraine
01 April 2014
Sweden - guest of honour at the international book fair in Abu Dhabi
28 March 2014
Freedom from violence
18 March 2014
EU imposes targeted sanctions on Russia
21 March 2014
Ewa Björling to Ghana and Tanzania
13 March 2014
"Gender equality fundamental in Swedish foreign policy"
11 March 2014
"Gender equality should remain key to Sweden's policy for global development"
11 March 2014
Swedish side event at the 58th Commission on the Status of Women
07 March 2014
"Gender equality is one of the greatest challenges of our time"
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