About: Margot Wallström

Global Europe 08-10-2018

Cambodia’s Hun Sen defiant despite EU trade threat

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has taken a defiant stance following a European Union announcement last week that it would ramp up trade pressure on Cambodia over human rights concerns.
China 07-02-2018

EU diplomats in Beijing concerned about arrest of Swedish bookseller

China's detention of Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai while he was being accompanied by Swedish diplomats could set a dangerous precedent for other EU citizens, Germany's ambassador to China said yesterday (6 February).
Eastern Europe 15-11-2017

Eastern Partnership supports Georgia’s European aspirations

The Eastern Partnership summit will uphold the offer of tightening EU-Georgia relations, Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski told a joint press conference with Swedish counterpart Margot Wallström and Georgia’s Mikheil Janelidze in Tbilisi on Tuesday (14 November). EURACTIV Poland reports.
Global Europe 20-02-2017

Trump comment about immigration ‘problems’ baffles Sweden

President Donald Trump's suggestion that Sweden experienced an immigration-related security incident prompted a baffled response from the Scandinavian country on Sunday (19 February) as diplomats asked for an explanation and citizens responded with amusement.
Energy 31-01-2017

Sweden ready to provide port for Nord Stream 2 construction

The Swedish government said on Monday (30 January) that it would not hinder Russia's Gazprom in its plan to use a southern Swedish port as a base for constructing a gas pipeline project that has raised security concerns.
Enlargement 16-08-2016

Give us EU visa freedom in October or abandon migrant deal, Turkey says

Turkey could walk away from its promise to stem the flow of illegal migrants to Europe if the EU fails to grant Turks visa-free travel to the bloc in October, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told a German newspaper.
Margot Wallström
Global Europe 19-01-2016

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström investigated over corruption claims

Swedish police on Tuesday (19 January) opened a formal corruption probe of the social democratic Foreign Minister Margot Wallström over the rent contract for her apartment in Stockholm.
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Development Policy 05-11-2015

Sweden considers cutting development aid budget by 60% due to refugee crisis

The Swedish Finance Ministry is looking into what the consequences will be if Sweden cuts its development aid budget by 60%.
Global Europe 07-05-2015

European war games: Responses to Russian military drills

The Nordic and Baltic states are working to boost security cooperation in response to Russia's military activity in the region and the security buildup on both sides is expected to continue, writes Stratfor.
Global Europe 04-05-2015

Russia accused of disrupting new energy link between Sweden and Lithuania

Russian naval ships have repeatedly disrupted cable-laying work between Sweden and Lithuania in the past few months, prompting diplomatic protests from both countries affected.
Global Europe 31-10-2014

After recognising Palestine, Swedish legislators spar

One day after the Swedish government officially recognised the state of Palestine, members of the Parliament, Riksdagen, disagreed on whether this decision was right or "immature".
Med & South 30-10-2014

Sweden recognises Palestinian state

The Swedish government officially recognised the state of Palestine on Thursday (30 October), the first Western European country to do so, reflecting growing international exasperation over the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström told reporters her government hoped it would bring a new dynamic to the situation.
EU Elections 2014 07-10-2014

Sweden’s new government to change EU affairs policies

Though the new Swedish prime minister, Stefan Löfven, previously seemed uninterested in discussing EU affairs, his centre-left government will consist of high-profile EU politicians, as well as having different EU policies, in certain areas, than the previous government.
Public Affairs 09-09-2009

Wallström: Legal basis necessary to communicate

After trying for five years to find the right approach to communicating Europe, European Commission Vice-President Margot Wallström has come to the conclusion that the only way forward is to give the new commissioner control of citizenship legislation and the accompanying programmes and budget, she told EURACTIV in an interview.