Tag: Government

  • In 2023, the annual payments of undrawn government-subsidized loans – with the aim of alleviating cost pressures related to housing

    The annual payments for state-subsidized loans taken out for the construction, purchase or renovation of rental and right-of-occupancy housing depend on the change in the consumer price index of July of the previous year. The fluctuations of the consumer price index have been quite moderate in recent years: in July of 2015 and 2021, the […]

  • Magdalena Andersson (S): The government has gone further than the agreement with Turkey requires

    Social Democrats party leader Magdalena Andersson is interviewed about the NATO process, what the Social Democrats want with nuclear power and what she wants to do in the meantime in opposition. This week, Turkish President Erdoğan said that Sweden should not expect Turkey’s support with the NATO application, after first a doll representing Erdoğan was […]

  • 457: This is how Kristersson is affected by PM’s eel mess

    Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson’s state secretary PM Nilsson has been in trouble since it was revealed that he poached eels and also lied to the police about this. On his Facebook page, Nilsson announced on Thursday that he is leaving his post in the government office. “I understand how inappropriate it was to fish for […]

  • Efling rejects the proposal of a government mediator

    The government mediator proposed negotiations in the wage dispute between the Efling unions and the Confederation of Employers/SA. However, Efling representatives believe that the proposal implies imposing unions to accept the SA offer. This follows Efling’s announcement, which came after government mediator Aðalsteinn Leifsson called a press conference today during which he presented a proposal […]

  • 456: The government’s first 100 days

    The right-wing extremist Rasmus Paludan’s Koran burning angered Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who blocked Sweden’s path into NATO even more. How does Prime Minister Kristersson intend to navigate this storm, and could it even be that NATO membership slips out of his hands? At the same time, the government is celebrating 100 days in […]

  • APN podcast: Will Finland join NATO without Sweden?

    This week’s program asks whether Finland can complete NATO membership without a Nordic neighbor, learns about the government’s energy subsidies and learns more about Finland’s mysterious name committee.

  • The Loviisa nuclear power plant received the green light to continue operating

    The current operating licenses for the Loviisa nuclear power plant units expire in 2027 and 2030, and Fortum has applied for a new operating license for both units until 2050. The use permit is granted by the Government on the proposal of the Ministry of Economy. Affairs and employment. Before making the proposal, the Ministry […]

  • Prosecutor: Kulmun’s former adviser "thought the government tab was open"

    The prosecutors say that the special advisor paid the Ministry of Finance approximately 13,700 euros for the communications training of Katri Kulmuni, who was the Minister of Finance at the time. Kulmuni is not charged with any crimes.

  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs rejected the idea of ​​a security adviser to the prime minister

    The prime minister’s office raised the idea of ​​establishing the position a couple of weeks ago, saying that the advisor and the special unit they lead would strengthen the agency’s capabilities to assist the prime minister in security policy issues within his own field. As required by NATO membership. The advisor was supposed to be […]

  • The Finnish government reached an agreement on the reimbursement of electricity costs

    Households that pay more than 10 cents per kilowatt-hour for electricity receive compensation, and it is 50 percent of monthly electricity costs of more than 90 euros, and the monthly limit is 700 euros. The compensation is paid for the four months of November-February based on the expenses of November-December. According to Helsingin Sanomat, the […]

  • Unions Efling vs. SA, still no agreement

    In the morning, at the headquarters of the government mediator on Borgartún Street, a new negotiating meeting between representatives of Efling unions and the Icelandic Confederation of Employers / SA took place today. Prior to the meeting, Sólveig Anna told a news agency that the negotiations were based primarily on “the stubbornness of the Employers’ […]

  • The government holds a press conference about the NATO process

    The government holds a press conference on the NATO process with Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson (M), Foreign Minister Tobias Billström (M) and Defense Minister Pål Jonson (M). Lately, the process has had a hitch in the machinery after the burning of the Koran outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. Listen to Ekot’s live broadcast.

  • Finland can reassess NATO’s bid Foreign Minister

    The country can imagine joining the alliance without fellow candidate Sweden, said Pekka Haavisto Sweden’s recent difficulties in obtaining Turkey’s consent to join NATO may cause Finland to seek only accession to the US-led military alliance, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto has indicated. Helsinki and Stockholm submitted their applications for NATO membership together and would […]

  • Xinhua Middle East News Roundup at 2200 GMT, 23 January

    ANKARA — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Sweden on Monday that it should not expect Turkey’s support to join NATO after the Koran was burned outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. “Those who allow such shameful acts in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm cannot expect good news from us about NATO membership,” […]

  • EU approves new arms package for Ukraine

    The bloc’s foreign ministers agreed to give Kyiv nearly $550 million worth of arms EU foreign ministers approved a new tranche of military aid to Ukraine on Monday, Swedish officials have said. The arms bonanza is worth $542 million, but does not include the German tanks that Kyiv and its allies are hoping for. The […]

  • Dutch activist goes ahead with Koran-destroying spree

    Edwin Wagensveld was not arrested after agreeing not to burn the Islamic holy book Edwin Wagensveld, head of the anti-Islamic group Pegida, tore down a copy of the Koran in front of the Netherlands’ House of Representatives on Sunday in The Hague, echoing a recent stunt outside the Turkish embassy in Sweden that outraged the […]

  • Why can’t the West agree on how much military aid to send to Ukraine?

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has been under enormous pressure to deliver Leopard tanks to Ukraine. The government in Kyiv has long argued it desperately needs them to retake territory seized by Russia in its 2022 invasion, and to protect the rest of Ukraine from the Kremlin’s looming spring offensive. So far, Berlin has refused, and […]

  • Pegida leader moves ahead with Koran-destroying spree

    Edwin Wagensveld was not arrested after agreeing not to burn the Islamic holy book Edwin Wagensveld, head of the anti-Islamic group Pegida, tore down a copy of the Koran in front of the Netherlands’ House of Representatives on Sunday in The Hague, echoing a recent stunt outside the Turkish embassy in Sweden that outraged the […]