H.E. Jan LUNDIN, Ambassador of Sweden

Swedish Government Introduced Support Measures Amounting to 2% GDP

Sweden has been hit hard by COVID-19 just as most European nations. The response seeks to limit the spread of the virus and indeed to “flatten the curve”, i.e. allow sufficient time for the health system to cope, hoping for medicine, a vaccine or (in the absence of the previous two) so-called “herd immunity” to emerge and enable a return to normality.

No formal/obligatory curfew has been imposed, but elderly and others at risk of severe effects by the virus have been strongly recommended to avoid social contacts and take other measures so as to minimize the risk of infection. To enable the medical system to cope with military emergency hospitals have been mobilized and military logistics used to transport intensive care patients between available facilities all over Sweden.

In Sweden no formal/obligatory curfew has been imposed

At present, Sweden seems to have “peaked” and statistically reached a plateau where less than 70 people per day die of the virus, i.e. a situation similar to other West European countries. This plateau might last for several weeks more before abating. Regrettably, the virus has found its way into many care facilities for the elderly, and it is amongst patients older than 70 years many of that infected die. A ban on visits to nursing homes for the elderly has been introduced so as not to aggravate the situation.

To alleviate the fall in demand and the economic crisis resulting from the virus infections and subsequent restrictions, the Swedish Government has introduced a number of measures in order to support the private sector and counteract mass redundancies and bankruptcy. So far, the support measures amount to some 2% of GDP.

Ambassador Jan Lundin
Ambasador Švedske Jan Lundin



Embassy Of The Kingdom Of Sweden

H.E. Mr. Jan Erik Mikael LUNDIN Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Address: Ledi Pedžet 2, Belgrade Tel: +381 11 2069 200 E-mail: Website:

H.E. Jan Lundin, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to Serbia

This is How We Cook the Change!

Within our UNDP project Climate Smart Bio-waste Challenge, we Ideas To Waste want to pave the way for a larger and climate smart waste...

The World Has a Plan to Fight Coronavirus

Tomas Šib ambasador Nemačke u Srbiji Entoni Godfri​ ambasador Amerike u Srbiji ambasador SAD u Srbiji ambasador u Srbiji Diplomacy in Serbia

Nordic Ambassadors: Letter of gratitude to Serbia

Ambassadors of Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway in Serbia sent First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic a letter of...


Slovenia Submits Bid For UNESCO Listing Of Lipizzan Horses

The Slovenian government has formally submitted to the UNESCO Secretariat in Paris the multi-national bid for placing the Lipizzan...

70 Million Euros Of Non-Refundable Donations To Serbia Signed

The agreement worth EUR 70 million was signed today by the Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia, Ambassador...

Day Of Serbian Diplomacy Marked

On the Day of Diplomacy, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić presented tennis player Novak Djoković with an award...

Austria Donates Funds To Serbia To Fight COVID-19

Austrian Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs Alexander Schallenberg and EU and Constitution Minister Karoline Edtstadler attended...

Air Serbia To Increase The Number Of Flights In June

The national airline of Serbia, Air Serbia, due to increased demand, will increase the number of flights on certain...

Goran Trivan, Serbian Minister of Environmental Protection

We Talk Loudly About All Environmental Issues

We are determined in our intentions to systematically and consistently resolve environmental issues and participate actively in all regional and global activities that contribute...

H.E. Jan Lundin, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to Serbia

This is How We Cook the Change!

Within our UNDP project Climate Smart Bio-waste Challenge, we Ideas To Waste want to pave the way for a larger and climate smart waste...

Francine Pickup, UNDP Resident Representative to Serbia

No Good Ideas to Waste

The proper recycling of bio-waste could create new products and jobs in Serbia. Local governments, public utility companies, business, civil society and research institutions...

His Eminence Bishop Ignjatije of Požarevac-Braničevo and Smederevo

From Individual Beings to Beings of Community

We must realise that we cannot exist alone and that others, no matter how different they may be in many life situations, are the...