"Nils Öberg is the new director-general for social Insurance. He leaves the corresponding entry on the prison service, which he had since 2012."
"It has been over a year since the government in high-profile forms poked the former director-general Ann-Marie Begler with a few days notice. The government then moved the director-general of the Swedish social insurance Inspectorate, Maria Hemström Hemmingsson, to the social Insurance fund. She has since worked as acting director-general."
"– Confidence is something that is hard to win but easy to lose. The social insurance office should have high confidence for several reasons, " says social insurance Annika Strandhäll (S) at a news conference, pointing on that this is important in order to gain acceptance for the decisions."
"– The one who meets the social Insurance are often in a tough situation, " says Strandhäll, and stresses that it is the responsibility of the authority to guide individuals so that they feel safe in the process."
"I am both pleased and proud to be with, and contribute to a business that means so much to so many people in our country," says Nils Öberg on pressträffen, and thank the government for the show of confidence."
"Get the authorities handling so large a share of society's common assets, and with it comes a great responsibility," says Oberg, and stresses that it is important that the Insurance office has a high level of trust among the general public."
"He also takes up the occurrence of threats to employees:"
" Officials are challenged today in a way that was unthinkable a few decades ago. It is of concern to me."
"On 27 april of last year called the then minister of social affairs Annika Strandhäll (S) to the press conference to announce the Agency's director-general Ann-Marie Begler would be replaced immediately. The decision was completely unexpected and Strandhäll had a hard time to explain what was behind."
"Maria Hemström Hemmingsson tillförordnades at the same press conference as director-general. Both she, Begler, and others have since applied for the post of director general, but the government has not established any permanent yet."
"Begler made it clear that she had wanted to continue, and later claimed in interviews that she was fired because the government was afraid to lose the election because of the debate on the social Insurance as heartless and inflexible bureaucratic."
"Strandhäll said that it is not at all concerned about it without Begler not done enough to ensure that people do not end up in limbo between the social Insurance agency and the employment service, when they are no longer granted the sickness benefit, but must apply for a job."
"the Government and the Strandhäll KU-notified for petningen of the Begler and at this moment, the KU case."