On Wednesday 25 May, the Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Löfvén, presented the new government following a reshuffle. For our national member party, Miljöpartiet de Gröna, this meant two new Green ministers were appointed.
Karolina Skog, up until now the mayor of Malmö, will be the new Minister for the Environment. Peter Eriksson, currently a Member of the European Parlaiment (MEP), will be the Minister for Housing and Digitalisation. Jakop Dalunde will become the new MEP in the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, replacing Peter Eriksson.
The party's newly elected spokesperson, Isabella Lövin, will - in addition to being the Minister for International Development and Cooperation - become the Minister for Climate and Deputy Prime Minister. As Minister for International Development and Cooperation, Isabella Lövin will, together with the new Minister for Environment Karolina Skog, and other colleagues in the government, be responsible for making Sweden one of the first fossil free welfare countries. With two strong ministers on environment and climate, the government is moving its position further in this area.
We, the European Greens, wish them the best of luck in their political endeavours.