Region Skåne, or Skåne Regional Council, is the self-governing authority of Skåne, the southernmost county of Sweden.
Region Skåne’s competences include health and medical services, regional growth and development, public transport, culture and cross-border and interregional cooperation.
Region Skåne is governed by a Regional Council of 149 members. The Regional Council is directly elected by all inhabitants of Skåne every four years. The Regional Council appoints members to the committees, makes decisions on strategic issues regarding the areas of responsibility and decides on the level of regional income tax, which is currently 10.39%.