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Growth and Investments – Necessary Conditions for Sustainable Development

Economic growth is often depicted as an obstacle to rather than a necessary condition for creating environmentally sustainable development. But this view is increasingly being questioned, as research and empirical data now clearly point to a convincing conclusion — that economic growth and investment are essential to stemming environmental and climate challenges, writes Nicklas Skår, environmental rights specialist.

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The Nordic Corporate Governance Model

The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise has sponsored and supported a project aimed at defining a common Nordic model of corporate governance within SNS (the Centre for Business and Policy Studies), Sweden’s leading policy research institute, in co-operation with leading researchers, experts and business people from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. As a result the book “The Nordic Corporate Governance Model” was launched.

NEWSPublicerad: Debt crisis priority issue in Swedish election debate

Debt crisis priority issue in Swedish election debate

Austerity policies in Europe, current free trade negotiations between the EU and USA, the climate threat, and the internal market were several of the heated issues addressed when the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise helped organise an election debate with Sweden’s EMPs in Brussels.

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International double taxation a serious problem within the EU

It´s crucial that the EU and the Member States keep up with the work on eliminating Double Taxation within the Union and worldwide, writes Hussein Abdali, taxexpert, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise.

NEWSPublicerad: A glimmer brightens autumn

A glimmer brightens autumn

The EU and Canada have entered an important free trade agreement. This covers customs duties as expected, but also includes significant opening in market access in many respects. The agreement can be seen as a template for what can be achieved in the ongoing negotiations between the EU and the USA. This opens the possibility for a huge transatlantic free trade area, writes Olof Erixon,

NEWSPublicerad: Global Warming calls for greater reflection

Global Warming calls for greater reflection

Swedish companies take climate issues very seriously. Much is already being done to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But these efforts must be stepped up and improved; this must be done in collaboration with policy makers and researchers, writes Maria Sunér Fleming, Climate and Energy Manager for the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise.

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Major shortcomings in the guidance and practice regarding the distinction between single and composite supplies

Should a toy enclosed in the supply of a meal be taxed separately at a 25 % VAT rate or should it be deemed ancillary to the supplied meal and be taxed at the 12 % VAT rate for food? Should the supply of a spare part used in a repair be treated as a separate supply of a good or as ancillary to the repair service? Is the lunch served as a part of a conference arrangement to be taxed at the 12 % reduced VAT rate for food or at the 25 % standard VAT rate as for the conference arrangement?

NEWSPublicerad: Great opportunity in Sweden for Indian migrant

Great opportunity in Sweden for Indian migrant

IT consultant Sucheta Shrivastava, came to Sweden to manage a large IT project, where modern labour migration regulations enabled her to work outside her native India. “Customer communications for the project were significantly improved with everyone at the same site, and in the same time zone,” she noted.

NEWSPublicerad: Unacceptable interference in ownership rights

Unacceptable interference in ownership rights

The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise unequivocally rejects proposed EU regulation regarding mandatory gender quotas in the appointment of directors for privately owned companies as proposed by the EU Commission.

NEWSPublicerad: Unacceptable interference in ownership rights

Unacceptable interference in ownership rights

The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise unequivocally rejects proposed EU regulation regarding mandatory gender quotas in the appointment of directors for privately owned companies as proposed by the EU Commission.

NEWSPublicerad: Sweden's income distribution very equal

Sweden's income distribution very equal

Sweden’s income distribution is very equal in international comparison. Among the 34 countries covered in a recent OECD report, only 6 have a more equal income distribution than Sweden.

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The globalization of the Swedish economy

Professor Ulf Jakobsson issues a comprenhensive report on Sweden's globalization, shedding light on the main features of this change from a Swedish perspective.