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NEWSPublicerad: Questions vital for the future of the industry

Questions vital for the future of the industry

The Swedish Construction Federation and MEP Abir Al-Sahlani (RE) have organised a seminar "Building Europe - Future of work the construction” in the European Parliament.

NEWSPublicerad: Anna Stellinger: Director of International and EU Affairs at Confederation of Swedish Enterprise

Anna Stellinger: Director of International and EU Affairs at Confederation of Swedish Enterprise

Anna Stellinger today takes up the newly created position of Director of International and EU Affairs at the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise. She will also join the management team.

NEWSPublicerad: Review the Swedish Exemption Regarding Financial Transactions

Review the Swedish Exemption Regarding Financial Transactions

The VAT exemption regarding financial transactions is often used in Sweden as an argument to raise taxes in the financial sector. However, the exemption is harming the business climate as well as growth and development.

NEWSPublicerad: EU lose much of its attraction without the single market

EU lose much of its attraction without the single market

A fully developed single market is central to fight climate change, promote sustainable development, to fully harness the potential of digitalisation and strengthen Europe’s competitiveness. Without the single market, the EU would lose much of its attraction.

NEWSPublicerad: Proposals for competitiveness

Proposals for competitiveness

The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, in co-operation with its experts and membership organizations, has produced concrete proposals for measures to ensure that Europe will maintain its competitiveness in the global arena.

NEWSPublicerad: How EU-decisions affect Swedish companies

How EU-decisions affect Swedish companies

The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise has evaluated how the major decisions taken within the EU during the last mandate period affect Swedish companies. Our evaluation shows that 24 of the 57 legal acts we have chosen to look at have been positive for Swedish companies.

NEWSPublicerad: SME-companies in the digital economy

SME-companies in the digital economy

24 million small and mid-sized businesses are the greatest asset within EU. "Regulations must be dealt with to give SME-companies the opportunity to reach their full potential", says  Anna-Lena Bohm, chairman of BusinessEuropes SME:s and Entrepreneurship committee.

NEWSPublicerad: SME-companies in the digital economy

SME-companies in the digital economy

There are 24 million small and mid-sized businesses, so called SME businesses, in Europe. These companies are a great – if not the greatest – asset when it comes to tackling todays economical and social challenges.

NEWSPublicerad: The Nordic countries need to block EU assault on tax veto

The Nordic countries need to block EU assault on tax veto

For countries with a common currency and a limited common budget, it is particularly important to be able to pursue an active national fiscal policy when an external shock is encountered, writes Claes Hammarstedt.

NEWSPublicerad: Artificial intelligence on everybody’s mind

Artificial intelligence on everybody’s mind

Artificial intelligence is on everybody’s mind in the EU capital. The European Commission recently launched its strategy for artificial intelligence, which focuses on promoting research and development of AI across European sectors.

NEWSPublicerad: AI made in EU

AI made in EU

The EU-commission has presented a joint effort with Member States to promote the development and use of artificial intelligence, AI, in Europe. To strengthen AI-technology and uptake in Europe is welcome. Swedish Enterprise believes that the conditions within Europe must be strengthened in order to successfully improve the global competitiveness of our companies. Here are our thoughts and proposals.

NEWSPublicerad: Swedish expert represents European industry in expert group on AI

Swedish expert represents European industry in expert group on AI

The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise’s digital expert Carolina Brånby is representing BusinessEurope in the European Commission High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, AI HLEG. Their role is drafting ethical guidelines, and to create recommendations on how to strengthen the uptake of AI within the EU.

NEWSPublicerad: What impact of the Social Pillar on EU prosperity?

What impact of the Social Pillar on EU prosperity?

The EU’s approach to social policy is currently changing. In November 2017, the European Pillar of Social Rights (the Social Pillar) was proclaimed as a visionary document setting up goals for an upward convergence in this area. In this year’s State of Union address, the president of the EU-commission Jean-Claude Juncker asserted that “It is time we turned the good intentions that we proclaimed at the Gothenburg Social Summit into law”. And, as a matter of fact, this process is well under way.

NEWSPublicerad: The entrepreneurial perspective is being neglected in the EU digitalisation process

The entrepreneurial perspective is being neglected in the EU digitalisation process

The digital single market is a hot topic in the EU right now. Sweden has plenty of confidence when it comes to digitalisation, which does by its nature transcends all borders. The government’s overall goal is for Sweden to be best in the world at using the opportunities offered by digitalisation. But unfortunately the entrepreneurial perspective usually comes second when the European countries attempts to create a digital inner market.

NEWSPublicerad: American tariffs hurt Swedish and European industry

American tariffs hurt Swedish and European industry

"President Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports is very unfortunate. It will hurt Swedish industry both directly and indirectly", says Carola Lemne, Director General of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise.

NEWSPublicerad: The EU-commission wants to go big on AI

The EU-commission wants to go big on AI

 The US and China are way ahead of Europe regarding development of autonomous computer systems. That disadvantage must change if European business and industry is to retain its competitive edge into the future, writes Olof Erixon, Senior legal counsel.

NEWSPublicerad: EU – the clearest voice for free trade

EU – the clearest voice for free trade

In the beginning of May, the Free Market Road Show (FMRS) took place in Stockholm. Jens Hedström, Head of Brussels Office, International Director, Swedish Enterprise, was one of the panellists together with PJ Anders Linder, CEO Axess Foundation, the British economist Richard Teather among others.

NEWSPublicerad: Sweden should oppose the digital tax proposals

Sweden should oppose the digital tax proposals

The Swedish Government should oppose the controversial digital tax proposals from the EU Commission and work with the OECD to find an internationally acceptable solution.

NEWSPublicerad: Controversial EU tax proposal on digital services causes concern for small exporting economies

Controversial EU tax proposal on digital services causes concern for small exporting economies

The Director Generals for the Swedish, Danish and Finnish business federations have, in a joint letter addressed to the Finance Ministers of their respective countries, expressed their concern for the EU Commissions digital tax plan.

NEWSPublicerad: Protectionism only produces losers

Protectionism only produces losers

The impact of globalisation has been positive for most of the world’s population. However, the economic integration of economies also accelerates change which puts increasing pressure on societies to be able to adapt to such change. We need to stand up for the clear advantages of globalisation, while making sure our societies have the flexibility necessary to adapt to rapid changes in technology and labor markets. These were the main conclusion at a seminar about free trade and globalization in times of protectionism, organized by The Society for Business and Politics in the European Parliament.

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