Content from Gunnar Strömmer
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Reintroduced temporary border control at internal borders
The Government has decided to reintroduce border control at Sweden’s internal borders from 12 May to 11 November 2023. The decision is based on the Government’s assessment that there is a serious threat to public order and internal security. The current decision expires on 11 May.
New act will stop investments in companies by foreign actors that could harm Sweden
Foreign direct investments are hugely important to Sweden’s business sector. At the same time, there are risks associated with foreign actors investing in protected activities. The Government has therefore today decided to refer a proposal to the Council on Legislation for a new act under which investments that involve security risks can be reviewed by a special screening authority and, if necessary, prohibited.
Published · Press release from Carl-Oskar Bohlin , Gunnar Strömmer , Ministry of Defence , Ministry of Justice
Participation in a terrorist organisation to be a punishable offence
Today, the Government proposed that participation in – and financing participation in – a terrorist organisation should be a punishable offence. This means that Sweden will have a new powerful tool to combat terrorism.
Government taking strong action against disinformation and rumour-spreading campaign
Since December 2021, disinformation has been spread concerning Swedish social services taking Muslim children into care without a legal basis. According to the Swedish Psychological Defence Agency, there are no indications that the campaign will cease in the near future. Social services employees are being threatened and, in the worst case scenario, this risks leading to children in Sweden not receiving the social support to which they are entitled. The Government is now taking several measures to counteract the disinformation that is being disseminated.
Proposal: participation in a terrorist organisation to be a punishable offence
The Government has proposed that participation in – or financing participation in – a terrorist organisation should be a punishable offence. This would further strengthen the criminal law framework to counter the threat posed by terrorism.
JHA: First informal ministerial meeting in Sweden of Presidency of the Council of the EU
On 26–27 January, Minister for Justice Gunnar Strömmer and Minister for Migration Maria Malmer Stenergard will lead the first informal ministerial meeting of the Presidency in Sweden. The agenda includes EU migration policy, the fight against organised crime and Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.
Published · Press release from Gunnar Strömmer , Maria Malmer Stenergard , Ministry of Justice
Action against terrorist material online
The Government decided today to refer a proposal to the Council on Legislation aimed at giving the Swedish Police Authority more effective tools to prevent terrorist content being spread online. The legislative proposal complements an EU regulation in this area.
Sweden is preparing to introduce travel restrictions requiring a negative COVID-19 test for entry to Sweden from China
The lifting of exit restrictions from China, combined with the increased and widespread spread of COVID-19 in the country, has raised the question of introducing entry restrictions, including in Europe. Sweden is now preparing to introduce certain such restrictions requiring a negative COVID-19 test. Travellers from China need to be prepared for decisions being taken at short notice.
Published · Press release from Gunnar Strömmer , Jakob Forssmed , Ministry of Health and Social Affairs , Ministry of Justice
Constitutional amendment offers greater possibilities to combat terrorism
A constitutional amendment that enters into force on 1 January 2023 will allow limitations on freedom of association for groups engaged in terrorism. This means that Sweden will be able to combat terrorism in new and broader ways.
Virginity testing, virginity certification and hymen reconstruction surgery to be criminalised
The Government is stepping up its efforts to combat honour-related violence and oppression, and has therefore commissioned an ongoing inquiry to draft proposals for legislation to criminalise virginity testing, virginity certification and hymen reconstruction surgery.
Reintroduced temporary internal border controls
The Government has decided to prolong border controls at Sweden’s internal borders from 12 November 2022 to 11 May 2023. The decision is based on the Government’s assessment that there is a serious threat to public order and internal security in Sweden. The current decision on internal border controls expires at midnight tonight.