Sweden – Visit by Harlem Désir (Stockholm, February 16-17, 2017)


Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs, is visiting Sweden from February 16 to 17, where he will meet with Ann Linde, Minister for European Affairs and Trade, and Hans Dahlgren, State Secretary for Foreign and EU Affairs attached to the Prime Minister.

The discussions will focus on the major European issues, notably including the future of the EU. The minister of state will also discuss with his interlocutors preparations for the EU Social Summit due to be hosted by Sweden in Gothenburg on November 17, as well as the ministerial conference on the European Pillar of Social Rights, which, as announced by Bernard Cazeneuve, will take place in Paris at the beginning of March.

This visit will also provide an opportunity for Harlem Désir to bestow the insignia of Commander of the Legion of Honor upon Ingvar Carlsson, Former Prime Minister of Sweden, who was the architect behind Sweden’s accession to the EU.

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