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Time for the EU to take the next step. As Sweden prepares to take on the presidency of the EU in January, the Director General of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, Jan-Olof Jacke, says that Sweden has an opportunity to take on a greater role in the Union.
It’s time to question the Chip Act. Large scale industrial policy is bound to end up in the hands of powerful interest groups. Nothing has been more elusive than leadership in semiconductors, why should we think that the EU Commission is better at picking winners than the competitive market process?
From 1 January 2023, Sweden will hold the EU Presidency for the third time. This is an excellent opportunity for Sweden to show how we want the EU to develop. As well as saying what we don’t want, we need to be equally clear about what it is we actually do want from the EU.
The EU lags behind in the knowledge economy. At the same time, competitiveness is increasingly based on the access to, and use of, knowledge - and it has been this way for decades. Linked to this is that proper handling of knowledge-based assets is increasingly crucial.
In preparation for the third ministerial-level meeting of the Trade and Technology Council (TTC) in December, the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise - together with our member organisations - has identified a number of priority areas for the Swedish business community.