Pandemic response

Government proposes elderly care law and emergency powers

2:48 min
  • An investigator will start the work of drafting a new 'elderly care law' to address failures in Sweden's elderly care sector.
  • A recent Corona Commission found serious flaws in the system, and PM Löfven today admitted Sweden had failed to protect the elderly.
  • The prime minister also announced a committee to look into constitutional changes to expand government powers during non-wartime crises.