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Amendments to the Employment Protection Act (Ministry Publications Series 2021:17): Labour law reform

June 15, 2021

Amendments to the Employment Protection Act (Ministry Publications Series 2021:17): Labour law reform – for flexibility, adaptability and security on the labour market

As we have described earlier, many of Sweden’s social partners have reached an agreement in principle for changes to labour and employment law. They have joined together in requesting that the Swedish Government present legislative proposals regarding those elements covered by the agreement in principle. From our perspective, the changes that will have the greatest impact on employers in the private sector relate to termination of employment for personal reasons and the enhanced possibility to implement exceptions to the rules regarding the order of selection for redundancy and a more explicit responsibility for skills development. Naturally, we will revisit these changes and the proposed legislation in the autumn when we have a better idea how the legislative proposal has taken shape following the referral round.

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Renewable energy – The Council agrees on a temporary emergency regulation

In the beginning of November, the European Commission put forward a proposal regarding a framework to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy, with the ambition to speed up the transition to green energy and reduce the EU’s dependency on Russian fossil fuels. In line with the conclusions of the European Council at the end of October, the European Commission considers that the ongoing energy crisis requires immediate action to transpose parts of the REPowerEU plan, and therefore proposes to adopt a Council Regulation using Article 122(1) of the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) as legal basis.
December 06, 2022

REPowerEU – The European Parliament and the Council have assumed their standpoints

In May 2022, the Commission presented its proposal regarding REPowerEU. The purpose of the plan, which is based on the "Fit for 55" parcel , is to change Europe’s energy system by eliminating the EU’s dependency on Russian fossil fuels as well as to tackle the climate crisis. The European Parliament and the Council have now adopted their positions in order to incorporate the plan into the national recovery and resilience plans.
November 29, 2022

Vinge authors the Swedish contribution regarding tax disputes for The Legal 500

International companies run the risk of the erroneous management of tax issues when conducting operations in several jurisdictions. In such event, disputes can arise with the relevant tax authorities. The Legal 500 has now introduced a dedicated chapter on tax disputes in its comparative guide for the first time and Ulrika Bengtsson, advokat and counsel, has been selected to provide a clear picture of the Swedish tax litigation system.
November 09, 2022

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