On 21 September, the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) entered into force provisionally. CETA is an ambitious agreement that will contribute to increased growth and employment in Sweden, writes Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde.

Swedish feminist foreign policy has attracted considerable interest in Brussels. The clear and consistent standpoint in all policy areas has also started to produce concrete results. There is strong support for gender equality issues within a relatively large group of Member States. The EU’s work on gender equality has improved, but much remains to be done.

Six countries in the Western Balkans are working hard to become members of the EU. At the end of May, these countries participated at ministerial level in a seminar in Stockholm attended by Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström. The situation in the region and the countries’ integration with the EU were discussed at the seminar. Johanna Strömquist, MFA head of group for south-eastern Europe and EU enlargement, explains the processes at the moment.