It is with a great pleasure that The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is inviting our members together with their partner, colleagues and business relations to celebrate the
Swedish Chamber of Commerce 60th Anniversary on November 18, 2021
_________ We have prepared a fantastic Anniversary Program with an afternoon Swedish-Dutch Innovation & Sustainability Summit with outstanding leaders and speakers from both Sweden and the Netherlands, addressing the greater trends facing us.
The summit is followed by an Exclusive Gala Dinner with entertainment, Business Award Ceremony and dinner speakers.
We are looking forward to welcoming all our members together with their partner, colleagues and business relations to celebrate the Swedish Chamber of Commerce 60th Anniversary together.
Make sure to save the date, as it will mark the highlight of 60 years Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands.
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Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2021-07-29 9.30
Sweden’s GDP increased by 2.5 percent in June, seasonally adjusted and compared with the previous month, as shown in the preliminary compilation of the GDP indicator. For the second quarter as a whole, GDP grew by 0.9 percent, seasonally adjusted and compared with the previous quarter.
European innovation scoreboard 2021The 2021 edition of the innovation scoreboard shows that Europe's innovation performance continues to improve across the EU. On average, innovation performance has increased by 12.5% since 2014. There is continued convergence within the EU, with lower-performing countries growing faster than higher-performing ones, therefore closing the innovation gap among them. Five EU countries witnessed an improvement in the performance of 25 percentage points or more (Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Italy and Lithuania). Sweden continues to be the EU Innovation Leader, followed by Finland, Denmark and Belgium, all with innovation performance well above the EU average. In the global landscape, the EU is performing better than its competitors like China, Brazil, South Africa, Russia, and India, while South Korea, Canada, Australia, the United States, and Japan have a performance lead over the EU. This year’s European innovation scoreboard (EIS) is based on a revised framework, which includes new indicators on digitalisation and environmental sustainability, bringing the scoreboard more in line with the EU political priorities.
The Swedish Parliament has enacted changes to the Aliens Act, which begin to apply on 20 July. They replace the the temporary law.
The new rules mean that the requirements to receive a permanent residence permit are changing. Among other things, it will be required that each family member must him- or herself meet the requirements in order to receive a permanent residence permit. There will also be changes to who has the possibility of family reunification and who is covered by the requirement to be able to financially support oneself when relatives apply for residence permits.
There are no transitional rules. This means that, if you have already applied for an extended residence permit or a permanent residence permit and have not received a decision before 20 July, your application will be examined according to the new rules.
New requirements to obtain a permanent residence permit
To be eligible for a permanent residence permit after 20 July, you must
- have held a residence permit for at least three years
- be able to financially support yourself
- be expected to live an orderly life.
If you are an adult, you must be able to financially support yourself to be eligible for a permanent residence permit. You show that you can financially support yourself with, for example, income from employment or self-employment. The Swedish Migration Agency cannot yet say how large your income must be to be able to receive a permanent residence permit. More information on this will be published as soon as the rules are clear.
Your family members must themselves meet the requirements to receive permanent residence permits. They can no longer receive a permanent residence permit just because you receive one.
If you do not meet the requirements for a permanent residence permit, you may still be able to receive an extended residence permit if you meet the requirements.