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Results of the initiative for the most ill elderly people

Over 700 people gathered at Stockholm International Fairs in Älvsjö on 25 March when the Government presented the results of its initiative to improve health and social care for the most ill elderly people. The day included both new knowledge and ideas for the future.

Agreement on certain adjustments in the pensions agreement

The Pension Group which consists of five parties represented in the Riksdag (Moderate Party, Liberal Party, Centre Party, Christian Democrats and Social Democratic Party) has agreed on certain changes to the pensions agreement. The Group notes that, fundamentally, the pension system works well. However, in light of external changes and experience gained in the first fifteen years, there is reason to reconsider some parts of the system.

Minister for Children and the Elderly Maria Larsson

Work on the rights of the child to be highlighted in 2014

This year it is 25 years since the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Government therefore wants to designate 2014 as the Convention on the Rights of the Child commemoration year.

-The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs will implement a series of measures and activities during the year that aim to advance the work on the rights of the child, says Minister for Children and the Elderly Maria Larsson.

Conference on elderly people: implemented measures and projections

The Government's measures in elderly policy 2006-2014 were highlighted at a conference in Stockholm on 4 December. Minister for Children and the Elderly Maria Larsson spoke about the Government's priorities and discussed the conditions for future elderly care

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Research on health risks associated with cannabis highlighted at international conference

The Government wants to prevent the use of cannabis.On 20-21 November the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs hosted an international research conference in Stockholm. The aim was to present research from Sweden and other countries on cannabis and its impact on human health.

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