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Sweden Pushing For Human Rights Online

Thursday, 23 May 2013, 12:00 pm | Government of Sweden

Internet freedom is one of the top priorities of Swedish foreign policy. Everyone should be free to think and say what they want – on the internet too. This is far from the reality in many countries. Today representatives from more than 90 countries ... More >>

Carl Bildt On The Assassination Of Benazir Bhutto

Friday, 28 December 2007, 6:49 am | Government of Sweden

"I am dismayed and appalled by this barbaric deed. It is still too early to know who is behind this murder, but it is quite clear that there are forces in Pakistan with an interest in undermining stability and working against the country." More >>

Sweden Increases Aid To The Palestinian People

Tuesday, 18 December 2007, 7:42 pm | Government of Sweden

"In order to achieve success, the peace negotiations that resumed in Annapolis on 27 November must be combined with extensive measures to strengthen the Palestinian National Authority. Today's discussions in Paris are an important step in this process." More >>

Support Payment To African Union Mission, Somalia

Tuesday, 11 December 2007, 7:34 am | Government of Sweden

The humanitarian situation in Somalia is one of the most serious in the world. The escalating fighting, mainly in the capital, Mogadishu, has left over a million people in acute need of relief. More >>

Summary Of Report By Swedish Defence Commission

Saturday, 8 December 2007, 9:43 pm | Government of Sweden

An armed military attack directed at Sweden remains unlikely in the foreseeable future. However, crises or incidents involving military force may also occur in our region More >>

Sweden's Carl Bildt to Visit London and Brussels

Thursday, 6 December 2007, 6:35 pm | Government of Sweden

On Thursday 6 December Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt will be visiting London for a meeting with British Foreign Secretary David Miliband. They will then travel to Brussels together to take part in the Transatlantic Dinner at the invitation of ... More >>

Sweden Regrets Obstacles To Observers In Russia

Sunday, 2 December 2007, 9:41 am | Government of Sweden

"It is deeply regrettable that Russia has set up restrictions for the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) to carry out election observation in the coming Russian Duma elections. More >>

Sweden Government Supports UN Office In Iraq

Thursday, 29 November 2007, 11:54 pm | Government of Sweden

The Government decided today to contribute SEK 4 million to the protection force for UN personnel in Iraq. The UN office in Iraq was recently given a greater role to play following a decision by the UN Security Council. More >>

Carl Bildt To M. East Peace Conference, Annapolis

Thursday, 22 November 2007, 8:41 am | Government of Sweden

Since the Oslo Agreement, Norway has held a special position in these contexts but now, for the first time, Sweden has also been invited to a meeting of this type in a more limited circle," comments Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt. More >>

Swedish Trade Minister To Join Civil Security Meet

Thursday, 8 November 2007, 11:17 pm | Government of Sweden

The seminar has been arranged by the Swedish Association of Civil Security (SACS), the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA), the Swedish Emergency Management Agency and the Embassy of Sweden in Washington. More >>

Continued EU Enlargement Key To Europe's Future

Thursday, 8 November 2007, 10:33 am | Government of Sweden

"Turkey must now renew its reform process, and not least, protect freedom of expression. The EU must also stand by its promise of continued negotiations," says Mr Bildt. Turkish membership of the EU will contribute to stability in the region. More >>

Sweden Fights Against Trade In Conflict Diamonds

Tuesday, 6 November 2007, 10:36 am | Government of Sweden

The Government is contributing SEK 3 million to the Diamond Development Initiative (DDI). The aim of the DDI is to remedy problems linked to the diamond-producing countries in Africa, problems to do with the poverty and unsafe environment that working in ... More >>

Sweden On Rockets Into Israel Vs. Cutting Power

Saturday, 3 November 2007, 9:56 am | Government of Sweden

The firing of Qassam rockets into Israel must stop immediately. Attacks against civilians are a breach of international law and are counterproductive to the Palestinians' aspirations to a state of their own. More >>




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