"I am happy that the Prime Minister accepted my initiative to arrange a meeting to create alliances with the countries where the issue of a social protocol is important", Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson says in an interview published in the daily DN on 19 November, referring to a meeting that will take place between social democratic political and trade union leaders from Sweden, Germany and Austria in Prime Minister’s country residence in Harpsund next week.
The ILO supervisory mechanism is at risk. The Employers’ group in the ILO denies the existence of a global right to strike, by claiming that there is no such right included in the ILO Convention on the Freedom of Association and the Protection of the Right to Organise
Last Thursday, Sweden became the 136th country in the world to recognise the State of Palestine. Although seven other EU member states – Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Poland and Romania – have already done so, Sweden is the first country from Western Europe to recognise Palestine.