Sweden is one of only a few EU countries which currently does not have a general regulation governing foreign direct investments. However, a legislative proposal is expected this spring. Vinge provides an overview of the current Swedish legal position in the Sweden chapter relating to Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in the International Comparative Legal Guide.
Further to our previous sanctions newsletters we herewith inform about recent sanctions developments, following the Council’s adoption of the ninth sanction package on 16 December 2022, and an agreement as to a price cap on Russian gas.
COP27 was concluded on 18 November 2022 after two weeks of negotiations in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt with the presence of leaders and representatives from 190 countries. The 1.5 °C target was a priority item on the agenda ahead of COP27, along with the efforts to support developing countries, which are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Amongst the EU’s top priorities ahead of the conference were to accelerate the phase out of coal, as well as to abolish inefficient fossil fuel subsidies.