Sweden

Sweden is the largest northern European country at 173,860 square miles. It’s the third largest country in the EU and fifth largest in Europe. Sweden has a population of 10.2 million.

Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with the Monarch serving as head of state. Stockholm is both the capital and most populous city in the country. The unitary state is divided into 21 counties, with the government that is headed by the Prime Minister.

In January of 1995, after the Cold War, Sweden joined the European Union. However, it declined membership to the Eurozone and NATO. Today it maintains relations as a member of the Council of Europe, Nordic Council,  Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, WTO, and the United Nations.

Sweden has an extensive social welfare system.  Residents have access to free universal healthcare, and tertiary education. The country has the 11th highest per capita GDP in the world.

Four fundamental laws form the Constitution of Sweden. These include the Act of Succession, Instrument of Government, Fundamental Law on Freedom of Expression, and Freedom of the Press. As a constitutional monarchy, King Carl XVI Gustaf is the current  head of state. The  unicameral Riksdag with 349 members serve as the legislative power in the country. Elections take place every four years with members being appointed to proportional representation.  

The Swedish Judiciary is separate from the state administrative authorities, government, and the Riksdag. Courts don’t practice the role of judicial review; rather, the  Council on Legislation gives non-binding legal opinions. The concept of stare decisis isn’t practiced in the country. Although precedent is influential previous, decisions aren’t binding. Courts are divided into criminal and general courts of decision. General administrative courts hear cases between citizens and authorities. Each court is broken down into three tiers. There are also special courts in the country. The  Supreme Court of Sweden is the third, and highest court in the country.

The National Law Review covers several news stories and topics relating to Sweden and European relations. Data protection policies, international business deals, and GDPR privacy and information concerns, are among the latest topics covered online. Blockchain technologies, EU Parliament updates, and renewable energy/resources stories, are also covered online. Visitors will find the latest legislative, administrative, and international news as it relates to the country, its citizens, and international relations.

Date Title Organization
6
Feb
Sweden | Permanent Residence Permit Eligibility Update Berry Appleman & Leiden
4
Dec
Sweden | Fast-Track Work Permit Processing Scheme Closing Berry Appleman & Leiden
20
Oct
ECHA Publishes Proposal to Restrict More Than 10,000 PFAS under REACH Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
28
Sep
World Intellectual Property Organization Releases Global Innovation Index 2023 – China Outranks the US in Top 100 Science and Technology Clusters Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
14
Jul
Early Dispositive Applications May Reduce Arbitration Time and Costs Foley & Lardner LLP
17
Feb
ECB Board Member Proposes Intensification of Climate-Related Action Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
13
Jan
SweNanoSafe Publishes Notes from Fifth Annual Research Network Workshop Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
12
Jan
FRB Chair Powell Speaks on Central Bank Independence Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
29
Sep
European Commission Greenlights Second Important Project of Common European Interest in The Hydrogen Value Chain K&L Gates
12
Jul
Privacy Report ArentFox Schiff LLP
6
May
Pending CFIUS Filing: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson and Vonage Holdings Corp. Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
5
Jan
SweNanoSafe Publishes Executive Summary for Report on Safe and Sustainable Nanotechnology Innovation Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
5
Oct
SweNanoSafe Will Hold Workshop on Safe and Sustainable by Design: A Prerequisite for Achieving a Circular Economy Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
24
Sep
World Intellectual Property Organization Releases Global Innovation Index 2021 – China Edges Closer to Top 10 Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
23
Aug
LNG In Europe 2021: Current Trends, The European LNG Landscape And Country Focus Bracewell LLP
6
May
SweNanoSafe Publishes English Translation of Report from Workshop Series with Education Network and Roadmap for 2021 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
22
Apr
The Energizer – Volume 88 K&L Gates
11
Feb
Brussels Rail Transport Brief: January 2021 K&L Gates
6
Nov
EC Approves Sweden’s Prolongation Of Tax Exemption For Biofuels Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
28
Oct
Putting Position Marks front and Centre: CJEU Considers Assessment of Position Marks for Services K&L Gates
27
Oct
Central Banks Issue Report Considering CBDCs Hunton Andrews Kurth
23
Sep
Fall Travel Advisory: U.S. Embassy/Consular Services and COVID-19 Movement Restrictions Greenberg Traurig, LLP
15
Jul
U.S. Embassies and Consulates in the Schengen Area Expand the National Interest Exemption Beginning on July 15 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
6
Jul
The European Union Reopens its Borders, but Bars Travelers from the United States Foley & Lardner LLP
12
Jun
Brussels Rail Transport Brief: May 2020 K&L Gates
21
May
Five European Countries to Propose PFASs REACH Restriction; Request Comments Keller and Heckman LLP
7
Feb
CFIUS Clearance: EQT Infrastructure IV Fund/Digital Colony Partners and Zayo Group Holdings Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
9
Dec
Ninth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment in Favor of Boeing and District Court’s Application of Swedish and U.K. Law Carlton Fields
18
Sep
Head to Head Collision Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
3
Aug
Nordic Council of Ministers Publishes Report on Applicability of GHS Classification Criteria to Nanomaterials Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
20
Jun
CFIUS Filing Clearance: Edwards Vacuum, Atlas Copco and Brooks Automation’s Semiconductor Cryogenics Business Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
13
Jun
International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
5
Apr
And Here Come the Lawyers: Securities Fraud Suits Commence Private Litigation Phase of Danske Bank Scandal Ballard Spahr LLP
1
Dec
SweNanoSafe Reports on ECHA Workshop on REACH Requirements for Nanomaterials Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
24
May
ECHA Interviews KEMI Regarding Nano Reporting Requirement Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
3
Apr
Swedish National Platform for Nanosafety Launches New Website Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
23
Mar
Valtra Delivers New Tractors Filled With 100 Percent Renewable Fuel Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
6
Mar
Changes announced to 2018/19 UEFA Champions League Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
7
Dec
Sweden Announces Product Registration Requirement for Nanomaterials Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
6
Nov
Study Finds Link Between Concussions in Adolescents and Risk of Multiple Sclerosis Stark & Stark
29
Sep
AkzoNobel Studies Plans To Build Bermocoll Plant Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
13
Sep
Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation- September 2017: Europe, Americas, Asia Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
13
Jul
CFIUS Filing Clearance: Fingerprint Cards AB and Delta ID Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
14
Jun
Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation-June 2017: Europe Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
13
Jun
Sweden to Require Information on Nanomaterials in Product Register Notifications Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
27
Apr
Recent Freedom of Expression Developments in Scandinavia Global Freedom of Expression at Columbia
31
Mar
Neste Welcomes Swedish Government’s Support For Renewable Fuels Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
25
Feb
Upcoming/New CFIUS Filing: Affiliates of EQT Infrastructure and Lumos Networks Corp. Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
10
Feb
Be Careful What You Say – Man United Footballer Scores Libel Judgment in Swedish Court Proskauer Rose LLP
28
Jan
Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation - January 27, 2017: Europe Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
 

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