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Sweden Reorganizes Its’ Government Offices

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Swedish Government Reshuffle








25 May 2016 

Newly appointed ministers

Minister for the Environment (Ministry of the Environment and Energy): Karolina Skog (Green Party)

Minister for Housing and Digital Development (Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation): Peter Eriksson (Green Party)

Minister for EU Affairs and Trade (Ministry for Foreign Affairs): Ann Linde (Social Democratic Party)

Changes by ministry

Prime Minister’s Office

– Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy Ibrahim Baylan will be responsible for policy coordination and energy issues.

– Minister for Strategic Development and Nordic Cooperation Kristina Persson leaves the Government.

– The Government will establish a Committee for Strategic Development under the Prime Minister’s Office.

Ministry of Employment

– Ylva Johansson’s title is changed to Minister for Employment and Integration.

Ministry of Finance

– Minister for Public Administration Ardalan Shekarabi will be responsible for eGovernment.

Ministry of Justice

– Minister for Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson will be responsible for arms export issues.

Ministry of the Environment and Energy

– Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog takes office as head of Ministry, with responsibility for environmental issues and urban environment agreements.

– Minister for Climate and the Environment Åsa Romson leaves the Government.

Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation

– Minister for Housing and Digital Development Peter Eriksson takes office, with responsibility for housing and digital development issues.

Ministry for Foreign Affairs

– Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate Isabella Lövin will be responsible for international development cooperation and climate issues and is Deputy Prime Minister, but will not substitute for the Prime Minister.

– Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde takes office, with responsibility for EU affairs and trade issues.

– Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström will be responsible for Nordic affairs.

{Source: Government Offices of Sweden-Media Relations}

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