The Government proposes that people residing in Sweden without a permit be offered the same subsidised health and medical care as asylum seekers. Adults residing in the country without a permit will be offered care that cannot be postponed, including dental care, maternity care, contraceptive counselling and abortion care.
Anders Borg met French Finance Minister
On 25 March, Minister for Finance Anders Borg welcomed French Minister for the Economy and Finance Pierre Moscovici. They discussed the economic situation, among other things. After the meeting the ministers held a joint press briefing.
Government Newsletter: Ministry for Foreign Affairs launches information campaign for people travelling abroad
Last year, more than fifteen million trips abroad were made from Sweden - an increase of twenty-five per cent since 2009. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is therefore taking various initiatives to reach out with information on important things to think about before travelling abroad.
Today Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt received the Turkish President Abdullah Gül. Discussions focused on Turkey's EU membership negotiations and the reforms required in various areas.
The re-use of public administration documents is regulated by the Public Sector Information (PSI) Directive. Negotiations on the Commission's proposed amendments to the PSI Directive are to be concluded in spring 2013 and the Swedish Government has now decided to order an inquiry on how the Directive should be implemented in Swedish law. The task of the inquiry includes making it easier for companies and others to access and use public information.
Today, Tuesday, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt received Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra for talks at Rosenbad. Their agenda focused on the bilateral relations between Sweden and Thailand and their future development.
On 27-28 February, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt will participate in the Northern Future Forum in Riga, Latvia. The Forum, which brings together the Nordic, Baltic and British prime ministers, first met in London in 2011 and held its second meeting in Stockholm in 2012. The topics of this year's discussions are how to make a green economy more competitive and how to bridge the digital divide in society.
The Northern Future Forum in Riga
Prime Ministers and experts of Nordic and Baltic countries, as well as Great Britain, will arrive in R+ga for the Northern Future Forum to discuss bridging the digital divide in the society and competitiveness of green economy.
School dinners and Swedish and Nordic food will be the focus when Minister for Rural Affairs Eskil Erlandsson visits Washington DC from 27 February to 1 March. Sustainable development in the forestry sector is also on the agenda during the visit.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt presented this year's Statement of Foreign Policy to the Riksdag today. The Riksdag's major foreign policy debate followed the Statement.
This week, the heads of state and government of EU Member States are meeting in Brussels to resume negotiations on the EU's new long-term budget. The negotiations are entering a final phase. The ambition is to reach an agreement before the weekend on the EU's common expenditure and revenue for the period 2014-2020.