European Union leaders will provide money, training, equipment and other support to Libya in an effort to prevent migrants from crossing the Mediterranean in hopes of reaching Europe.
- Critiqued by rights groups.
- Informal EU meeting in Malta.
The Swedish prime minister on Friday expressed concern over the human-trafficking route from Libya and across the Mediterranean, but also insisted that while the EU will assist Libya in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe, it will not sign a deal with the country.
- Met in Stockholm.
Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfven and German chancellor Angela Merkel held a joint press conference today during which they denounced immigration restrictions imposed by US President Donald Trump and reaffirmed their nations' commitment to each other.
- Want closer relations.
German chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Stockholm Tuesday morning to meet with Sweden's prime minister Stefan Löfven for talks on Brexit, migration and other EU-related issues.
- Brexit negotiations.
Sweden's minister for finance, Magdalena Andersson, believes a "hard Brexit" could have a negative impact on the Swedish economy and she said that turning the UK into a tax haven is “against the Brits’ own interests”.
- Wants Brexit negotiations to start.
Sweden's minister for EU affairs and trade has met with British ministers and Swedes in London to discuss the UK’s impending withdrawal from the EU. She told Radio Sweden that Swedes living in the UK are experiencing xenophobia.
- EU summit.
Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (S) expressed his concerns about the ongoing war in Syria at a meeting of EU leaders in Brussels.
The proportion of Swedes against the country’s EU membership has declined to its lowest level since November 2010, according to figures released by Statistics Sweden on Tuesday.
- Had visited Sweden.
France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen has criticised the Sweden Democrats for how they broke off cooperation with her National Front party in the European Parliament in 2014.
- Saved lives.
Sweden will continue to be involved with border control in the Mediterranean for another year, Home Affairs Minister Anders Ygeman has confirmed.
- Ukrainian visit.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said Sweden would uphold EU sanctions against Russia until the nation fulfilled key points on an agreed peace plan.
- Grand Hotel.
The Sweden Democrats are to hold an event for European far-right leaders at a luxury hotel in Stockholm.
- Were due to expire.
Sweden is to continue with identity checks on trains, buses and ferries between Sweden and Denmark for a further three months, TT news agency has reported.