Tag: Sweden

#InvestmentPlan supports Europe’s first home-grown battery gigafactory in #Sweden

#InvestmentPlan supports Europe’s first home-grown battery gigafactory in #Sweden

| July 30, 2020

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is investing $350 million (around €300m) to support the financing of Europe’s first home-grown gigafactory for lithium-ion battery cells, Northvolt Ett, in northern Sweden. The region’s clean power base will enable Northvolt to utilise 100% renewable energy within its production processes. The financing is supported by the European Fund for […]

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Commission approves €9.5 million Swedish scheme to compensate passenger ferries for damages suffered due to #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €9.5 million Swedish scheme to compensate passenger ferries for damages suffered due to #Coronavirus outbreak

| July 7, 2020

The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules an approximately €9.5 million (SEK 100m) Swedish scheme to compensate passenger ferry companies for damages suffered due to the coronavirus outbreak. Since mid-March 2020, the Swedish ministry of foreign affairs has put in place travel restriction measure necessary to limit the spread of the virus. […]

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Commission approves prolongation of tax exemption for non food-based biogas and #BioPropane used for heating or as motor fuel in #Sweden

Commission approves prolongation of tax exemption for non food-based biogas and #BioPropane used for heating or as motor fuel in #Sweden

| June 30, 2020

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, the prolongation of tax exemption measures for non food-based biogas and bio propane used for heating or as motor fuel in Sweden. Under two separate schemes, Sweden exempts from energy and CO₂ taxation (i) biogas that is used in heat generation (former scheme last prolonged […]

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Sweden, not the US, is the #COVID-19 disaster

Sweden, not the US, is the #COVID-19 disaster

| June 30, 2020

Trump haters claim the US is the hardest hit country in the world, and COVID-19 deniers claim Sweden proved the shutdown did no good, writes TakeBack.org Executive Director John Pudner. Both claims are absurd, and can only be held by one who acts like a lawyer who cherry picks google searches to try to build […]

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Investment Plan backs first public-private partnership for public schools in #Finland and venture capital fund in #Sweden

Investment Plan backs first public-private partnership for public schools in #Finland and venture capital fund in #Sweden

| June 12, 2020

The Finnish city of Espoo can boast the first public-private-partnership (PPP) financing in support of public education infrastructure in the country. The PPP consists of a €60 million loan from the European Investment Bank made available under the European Fund for Strategic Investments, up to €75m from Nordic Investment Bank, and up to €35m from […]

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Sweden says 34 year mystery of Palme assassination is solved

Sweden says 34 year mystery of Palme assassination is solved

| June 11, 2020

A graphic designer at an insurance company was the man who shot dead Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme (pictured) in 1986, a prosecutor said on Wednesday (10 June), announcing that a case that has haunted Sweden for decades was now closed,write Simon Johnson and Johan Ahlander. Palme, who led Sweden’s Social Democrats for decades and […]

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#Sweden launches #Coronavirus crisis package worth more than $30 billion

#Sweden launches #Coronavirus crisis package worth more than $30 billion

| March 16, 2020

The Swedish government today (16 March) presented a package of measures worth more than 300 billion Swedish crowns ($30.94bn) (£25.19bn) to support the economy in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, write Niklas Pollard and Simon Johnson.  The package included measures such as the central government assuming the full cost for sick leave from companies […]

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