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The government agencies in
Sweden Sweden ( sv, Sverige ), officially the Kingdom of Sweden ( sv, links=no, Konungariket Sverige ), is a Nordic country The Nordic countries, or the Nordics, are a geographical and cultural region In geography, regions are areas that ...

Sweden
are state-controlled organizations that act independently to carry out the policies of the
Government of Sweden A government is the system or group of people governing an organized community, generally a state. In the case of its broad associative definition, government normally consists of legislature, executive Executive may refer to: Role, ...
. The ministries are relatively small and merely policy-making organizations, allowed to monitor the agencies and preparing decision and policy papers for the government as a collective body to decide upon. A Cabinet Minister is explicitly prohibited from interfering with the day-to-day operation in an agency or the outcome in individual cases. The cardinal rule is that Ministers are not allowed to issue orders to agencies in their portfolio personally (with only a few exceptions) as the government agencies are subject to decisions made by the government, although the government cannot even directly overrule an agency in the handling of an individual case. Other than the executive branch, the
Riksdag The Riksdag (, ; also sv, riksdagen or ''Sveriges riksdag'' ) is the national legislature A legislature is an deliberative assembly, assembly with the authority to make laws for a Polity, political entity such as a Sovereign state, count ...

Riksdag
also has a number of independent agencies.


Riksdag The Riksdag (, ; also sv, riksdagen or ''Sveriges riksdag'' ) is the national legislature A legislature is an deliberative assembly, assembly with the authority to make laws for a Polity, political entity such as a Sovereign state, count ...

Riksdag

* Riksbank, Sweden's
central bank A central bank, reserve bank, or monetary authority is an institution that manages the and of a or formal monetary union, and oversees their . In contrast to a , a central bank possesses a on increasing the . Most central banks also have ...

central bank
. * National Audit Office () — the
supreme audit institution A supreme audit institution is an independent national-level institution which conducts audits of government activities. Most supreme audit institutions are established in their country's constitution, and their mandate is further refined in nation ...
of Sweden. *The
Parliamentary OmbudsmanParliamentary Ombudsman ( fi, Eduskunnan oikeusasiamies, sv, Riksdagens ombudsman, is, Umboðsmaður Alþingis, da, Folketingets Ombudsmand, no, Sivilombudsmannen) is the name of the principal ombudsman institutions in Finland Finland ( f ...
().


Ministry of Justice A Ministry of Justice is a common type of government department that serves as a justice ministry. Lists of current ministries of justice Named "Ministry" * Ministry of Justice (Abkhazia) * Ministry of Justice (Afghanistan) * Ministry of Justic ...


Ministry for Foreign AffairsIn many countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the government department responsible for the state's diplomacy, bilateralism, bilateral, and multilateralism, multilateral relations affairs as well as for providing support for a country's citiz ...


Ministry of DefenceMinistry of Defence or Ministry of Defense may refer to: * Ministry of defence, a type of government department responsible for matters of defence Current ministries * Ministry of Defense (Afghanistan) * Ministry of Defence (Albania) * Ministry ...


Ministry of Employment


Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation


Ministry of Health and Social Affairs


Ministry of Finance A ministry of finance is a common type of government department that serves as a finance ministry. Lists of current ministries of finance Named "Ministry" * Ministry of Finance (Afghanistan) * Ministry of Finance and Economy (Albania) * Ministry ...


Ministry of Education and Research


Ministry of Culture A culture minister or a heritage minister is a common cabinet position in government A government is the system or group of people governing an organized community, generally a State (polity), state. In the case of its broad associat ...


Ministry of the Environment


Ministry of Infrastructure Ministry of infrastructure (infrastructure ministry) is a primary unit of executive government that is responsible of public infrastructure, such as transport infrastructure. In some countries there's a separate body responsible of transport infras ...

*
Svenska kraftnät Swedish or ' may refer to: * Anything from or related to Sweden, a country in Northern Europe * Swedish language, a North Germanic language spoken primarily in Sweden and Finland * Swedish alphabet, the official alphabet used by the Swedish langu ...
* Electrical Safety Board () * Energy Markets Inspectorate () * Civil Aviation Administration () *
Agency for Digital Government Agency may refer to: * a governmental or other institution Institutions, according to Samuel P. Huntington, are "stable, valued, recurring patterns of behavior." Institutions can refer to social mechanism, mechanisms which govern the behavior o ...
() *
Oil Crisis Board An oil is any nonpolar chemical substance A chemical substance is a form of matter In classical physics and general chemistry, matter is any substance that has mass and takes up space by having volume. All everyday objects that can be ...
() * Post and Telecom Authority () *
Maritime Administration The United States Maritime Administration (MARAD) is an Government agency#Government agencies in the United States, agency of the United States Department of Transportation. MARAD also maintains the National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF) as a r ...
() * Energy Agency () * Road and Transport Research Institute () * Transport Analysis () * Transport Administration () * Transport Agency ()


Defunct agencies

Some historic government agencies have been merged with other agencies or simply closed down. *
Aliens Appeals Board of Sweden Aliens Appeals Board ( sv, Utlänningsnämnden, UN) was a Government agencies in Sweden, Swedish government agency that answered to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Sweden), Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The agency was located in Stockholm. The Bo ...
, or ''Utlänningsnämnden, UN''. Discontinued and replaced by Migration Courts on 31 March 2006, when the new Aliens Act entered into force. * Swedish National Board of Education, or ''Skolöverstyrelsen'', governed primary and secondary schools. Was replaced by the Swedish National Agency for Education in 1991 when the responsibility for schools was transferred from the state to the municipalities. * Swedish National Board of Universities and Colleges, or ''Universitets- och högskoleämbetet'', was responsible for higher education until 1992 when the central agency was abolished. It was replaced with an agency with a considerably more limited field of operations, the Office of the Chancellor of the Swedish Universities, or ''Kanslersämbetet''. The Swedish National Agency for Higher Education was set up on 1 July 1995, incorporating the Office of the Chancellor, the Council for the Renewal of Undergraduate Education (''Grundutbildningsrådet'') and parts of the Swedish National Agency for Services to Universities. * Swedish National Integration Board, or ''Integrationsverket''. Located in
Norrköping Norrköping (; ) is a Urban areas in Sweden, city in the provinces of Sweden, province of Östergötland in eastern Sweden and the seat of Norrköping Municipality, Östergötland County, about 160 km southwest of the national capital Stockho ...
. Field of operations: The Swedish Integration Board to ensure that the visions and goals of Sweden's integration policies have an impact in the various areas of society. Closed down on 1 July 2007. * Swedish National Plant Variety Board, or ''Statens växtsortnämnd''. Field of operations: issues relating to plant breeding and the admission of plants into the different classification lists. Made a part of the Swedish National Board of Agriculture on 1 January 2006. * Swedish National Public Transport Agency, or ''Rikstrafiken'' on 1 April 2010. *The Railway Safety Fencing Board ( sv, Stängselnämnden) was a government agency responsible for settling conflicts between
municipalities A municipality is usually a single administrative division Administrative division, administrative unitArticle 3(1). , country subdivision, administrative region, subnational entity, first-level subdivision, as well as many similar terms, ...
and
rail transport Rail transport (also known as train transport) is a means of transferring passengers and goods on wheeled vehicle A vehicle (from la, vehiculum) is a machine that transports people or cargo. Vehicles include wagons, bicycles, motor veh ...

rail transport
companies regarding the building of
fence A fence is a structure that encloses an area, typically outdoors, and is usually constructed from posts that are connected by boards, wire, rails or netting. A fence differs from a wall A wall is a structure and a surface that defines an ...

fence
s along railways. The board existed 1976—2008. It only decided in one case, which occurred in 1977. * Swedish Seed Testing and Certification Institute, or ''Statens utsädeskontroll''. Field of operations: seed testing. Made a part of the Swedish National Board of Agriculture on 1 January 2006. * The State Institute for Racial Biology or ''Statens institut för rasbiologi''. Field of operations: studying eugenics and human genetics. Established in 1922 and changed to ''State Institute for Human Genetics'' in 1958 and merged into
Uppsala University Uppsala University ( sv, Uppsala universitet) is a public university, public research university in Uppsala, Sweden. Founded in 1477, it is the List of universities in Sweden, oldest university in Sweden and the Nordic countries still in opera ...
.


See also

*
List of Swedish government enterprises This is a list of Sweden, Swedish Government-linked company, companies owned by the Swedish State: State-owned companies are legally normal companies (Aktiebolag) but mainly or fully state-owned. They are expected to be funded by their sales, and ...
* Government agencies in Iceland * Government agencies in Norway


References


Current Government Agencies
on Government's website
Governmental ordinance
(in Swedish) listing agencies affiliation per ministry {{DEFAULTSORT:Government Agencies In Sweden
Sweden Sweden ( sv, Sverige ), officially the Kingdom of Sweden ( sv, links=no, Konungariket Sverige ), is a Nordic country The Nordic countries, or the Nordics, are a geographical and cultural region In geography, regions are areas that ...
Lists of organizations based in Sweden