A well-functioning EU that sets the right course for its future development are crucial for Sweden’s continued prosperity. Growth, trade and jobs are all directly dependent on which path the EU chooses to follow. A competitive Europe is also the best way to face a challenging global environment. Sweden needs to be a driving force behind ensuring that the EU has the right focus and makes building a strong single market and a competitive EU a top priority.
Let Sweden’s Presidency of the EU in 2023 act as a launch pad to translate such ambitions into action.Priorities for the Presidency
European business community met with Nadia Calviño, First Vice-President of the Spanish Government, in Madrid.
On May 25, 2023, the GDPR has been in force for five years for the processing of personal data in the EU. Here are five proposals for improvements ahead of the European Commission’s upcoming evaluation.
Many companies are currently holding their breath ahead of Parliament’s upcoming vote on the AI Act. And maybe many more of us should be doing the same? A great deal is at stake for how we will be able to take advantage of AI in Europe in the future.
The European Commission has published a proposal for a Regulation on net-zero industry (NZIA) within the framework of the Green Deal Industrial Plan for the net-zero age.
The European Commission has published an initiative containing a Regulation and a communication aimed at increasing the availability of critical and strategic raw materials in Europe - the so-called ‘Critical Raw Materials Act’ (CRMA).
The US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) can lead to a sharp fall in the cost of producing clean energy products in the US. This will create new opportunities for EU businesses, but competition will be distorted due to protectionist elements in the IRA.
The D9+, a ministerial group of digitally leading EU countries, has an important role to play in ensuring that new regulatory frameworks encourage investment and innovation by businesses.
In June 2022, the EU and India relaunched their negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). This was the result of the outcome of the EU-Indian Leaders meeting in May 2021, where it was agreed that time was ripe to put new efforts into reaching a deal.