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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.
ARTICLE — 9 september 2021

Swedish Enterprise’s position on broadening the scope of the Ecodesign Directive 

The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise supports efforts towards more sustainable products and believes that product development must incorporate key sustainability aspects. Although the development of more sustainable products is already well under way, more needs to be done to promote further advancement.
ARTICLE — 8 september 2021

Many risks with social taxonomy

The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise has responded to the call for feedback from the EU platform on sustainable finance regarding the draft report on a social taxonomy from one of its expert groups.
ARTICLE — 7 september 2021

Swedish Enterprise’s response to the Report on Taxonomy extension 

The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise’s comments on the Platform’s report on the Taxonomy extension options linked to environmental objectives.
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