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Today, Europe is Sweden’s most important trading partner and a significant home market, especially for many of Sweden’s small businesses. A substantial amount of business regulation is also affected by Sweden’s membership of the EU.

The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise represents the interests of Swedish business and maintains a close dialogue with other Swedish and European business organisations in Brussels. We are also involved in policy formulation and in business’ work on EU-related issues in Sweden towards government, authorities, and other actors, including voluntary organisations.

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By being in Brussels, we benefit from the formal and informal exchange of information that happens here. This gives us the opportunity to influence decision making processes in Brussels.

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Latest articles from EU Office

ARTICLE — 16 October 2020

An improved Single Market for services: the key to the EU”s economic recovery

The ongoing pandemic has placed Europe”s business in a challenging economic situation. At the same time, the service sector has also experienced an increased demand. It is important that the opportunities that this crisis offers are not ‘wasted’; instead, we should see this occasion as a chance to strengthen and improve the Single Market, not least for services – both digital and traditional.
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Europakarta med EU-stjärnorna.jpg
ARTICLE — 16 October 2020

The EU initiative on wage transparency is the wrong path to follow for equal pay

Equality in working life is an important issue and is one where Sweden has come a long way. However, the European Commission”s forthcoming proposal for a Directive designed to address wage discrimination on the grounds of gender poses a risk that could reverse this trend.
Edel Karlsson Håål
Edel Karlsson Håål
ARTICLE — 14 October 2020

Reform package vital to the restart of the Swedish economy 

If Sweden is to emerge stronger the right reforms are needed. The speed at which company investment restarts will be decisive in how rapidly Sweden recovers from recession.
Ekonomi i balans
Ekonomi i balans
ARTICLE — 7 October 2020

Data flows are being threatened by unrealistic regulations

Following the European Court of Justice’s annulment of the Privacy Shield with the USA, there are growing concerns over what will happen to data transfers outside the EU. Companies are now expected to make their own risk assessments of the recipient country”s privacy protection. This means that data transfers to countries outside the EU will be very costly - even potentially impossible - for many companies. The Swedish government now needs to take initiatives at EU level to find a political and legal solution.
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EU-lagar.jpg
ARTICLE — 5 October 2020

What does the EU want with its forests?

On 30 September, the ‘Wood Be Better’ network and CEPI, held a joint seminar on the theme ”EU Forest Industries for a Sustainable Future in Brussels”. The concept of the forest evokes many emotions within the EU, and the various regions go in different directions with theirs each year. How does the future of European forestry really look - and what aspects can we influence?
Man i skogen
Man i skogen
ARTICLE — 2 October 2020

Response on Market Definition Notice

Our general opinion is that the market definition at its core still serves its purpose, and that there are no major changes to be requested. Thereby, the notice is not as much in need of changes as it is of some certain expansions.
Stefan Sagebro
Stefan Sagebro
ARTICLE — 28 September 2020

Proposals for rules against foreign subsidies - an important milestone against distorted competition

The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise”s position paper on the European Commission”s White Paper on new rules against foreign subsidies clarifies our views on the scope and design of the proposed rules for discussion.
Stefan Sagebro
Stefan Sagebro
ARTICLE — 25 September 2020

Recovery reforms for Sweden

The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise has chosen to divide its proposals for what should be included in the Swedish Recovery Fund into three parts.
Europakommissionens ordförande Ursula von der Leyen
Europakommissionens ordförande Ursula von der Leyen
ARTICLE — 23 September 2020

The single market should be the main focus of the EU 

MEP Charlie Weimers (ECR) answers questions about free trade and the functioning and role of the single market after the Corona crisis.
Charlie Weimers MEP
Charlie Weimers MEP
ARTICLE — 30 June 2020

GDPR: More support for companies but no legislative changes

Every four years, the European Commission evaluates the Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The first report states that Europe needs the acquis to be applied uniformly. This will help smaller companies and facilitate international data exchange.
Carolina Brånby
Carolina Brånby

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