By 2020, more than half of the world’s economic growth is expected to take place in Asia. This means it will be increasingly important for Swedish exports to move beyond Europe and reach new distant markets. The Swedish Government’s focus on Indonesia will therefore concentrate on these new business opportunities.

To mark Europe Day on 9 May, Minister for EU Affairs Ann Linde took part in two panel discussions organised by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions. The themes were ‘Where would Europe be without the EU?’ and ‘The future of European cooperation – what will it look like?’