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ARTICLE — 27 oktober 2021

Business in D9+ share ambition to enable further digital and green innovation  

Business organisations present a joint statement to the D9+ Ministerial meeting, Luxembourg, October 27, 2021, which highlights that D9+ ambitions matter to business and a green, digital transition.  
ARTICLE — 18 oktober 2021

Two key pieces of legislation set to define our digital future 

European Parliament and Council are currently discussing two key pieces of legislation regarding our digital future. The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise is positive to both the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act, which the European Commission presented in December 2020, but several of the many amendments currently being discussed are worrying, writes Carola Ekblad, digital policy expert.
ARTICLE — 15 oktober 2021

Hammarstedt: Don’t rush the implementation of the OECD Global Tax Agreement

Agreement may have been reached on digital tax and global minimum tax - but the hardest negotiations are still ahead
ARTICLE — 13 oktober 2021

The Arctic’s importance in climate change mitigation and sustainable economic development rightly recognised in the EU’s new Arctic policy

The Nordic industry organisations welcome the European Commission’s and European External Action Service’s (EEAS) Joint Communication on the Arctic. However, it is crucial that the business community in the European Arctic and in the EU plays a key role in EU efforts promoting sustainable economic development in the Arctic region.
ARTICLE — 8 oktober 2021

EU: More state aid not the answer for recovery

The EU Commission is proposing a further expansion of generous state aid rules introduced during the pandemic to facilitate investment support from the public sector. The proposals are wrongheaded. The economy needs to stand on its own two feet again, writes Stefan Sagebro, expert on competition and state aid issues.
ARTICLE — 7 oktober 2021

Swedish Enterprise on the technical screening criteria linked to environmental objectives 3–6

Swedish Enterprise urges the Commission to discuss the formulations of the objectives and the technical screening criteria with the wider business community before presenting its proposal. The link between the proposed criteria and how they will lead to achievement of prosed objectives is currently unclear in many aspects.
ARTICLE — 23 september 2021

Persson: ”The EU must focus on Europe’s competitiveness” 

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen recently delivered her annual keynote ‘State of the Union’ speech, identifying a wide range of areas on which the EU must focus. The content is positive, but Confederation of Swedish Enterprise’s President Fredrik Persson would have preferred to see an agenda that showed a greater focus on competitiveness and entrepreneurship. 
ARTICLE — 17 september 2021

Social taxonomy ? No, thank you!

The taxonomy is intended to indicate whether investments are sustainable or not. The focus so far has been on environmental factors, but now a similar setup is suggested for social impacts. Jonas Berggren, Chief Analyst International and EU Affairs, warns that the latter could become an administrative nightmare that leads to fewer sustainable investments.
ARTICLE — 9 september 2021

Strengthen EU with clear rules on AI

If political ambitions for our digital future are to be realised, the regulations must be clear and technically feasible in practice. 
ARTICLE — 9 september 2021

Comments on the forthcoming Data Act from the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise 

Ahead of the announced Data Act the EU Commission published an impact assessment.
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