Content from the Ministry of Justice
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Amendments to the exemption from the entry ban for residents of certain countries
The Government has today decided on amendments to the temporary ban on entry into Sweden. The amendments concern the exemption for residents of certain specified non-EU countries and is in line with the Council of the European Union’s latest recommendation to EU Member States.
Investments in the Budget Bill for 2021 to make Sweden safer and more secure
Enhancing safety and security in society is one of the Government’s most important priorities. In the Budget Bill for 2021, the Government continues to strengthen the judicial chain through important investments in the Swedish Police Authority and the Swedish Prison and Probation Service.
Changes to the ordinance prohibiting the holding of public gatherings and events
To address the crowding that has been seen in nightclubs, the Government has decided that public dance events for more than 50 people will once again be prohibited. The Government has also adopted a new exemption from the ordinance, allowing public gatherings and public events with a maximum of 300 seated attendees, rather than the 500 previously discussed. The changes come into effect on 1 November.
Extension of temporary entry ban to Sweden until 22 December 2020
To mitigate the effects of the spread of COVID-19 a temporary ban on entry to the EU via Sweden is in force. The Government today decided to extend the entry ban until 22 December 2020.
Public access to information and secrecy
The Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act, which entered into force on 30 June 2009, contains provisions that supplement the provisions contained in the Freedom of the Press Act on the right to obtain official documents, for example provisions on the obligation of public authorities to register official documents, appeals against decisions of authorities, etc.
Sustainable migration policy for the long term
This is a summary of the report Sustainable migration policy for the long term (En långsiktigt hållbar migrationspolitik, SOU 2020:54) submitted by the Cross-party Committee of Inquiry on Migration to Minister for Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson 15 September 2020.
Report on migration policy submitted
The Cross-party Committee of Inquiry on Migration has submitted its report (SOU 2020:54) entitled En långsiktigt hållbar migrationspolitik (‘Sustainable migration policy for the long term’) to Minister for Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson.
Measures to protect Sweden’s security when security-sensitive activities are sold
The Government has decided to submit proposals to the Council on Legislation for amendments to the Protective Security Act regarding the transfer of security-sensitive activities. The aim of the proposals is to prevent sales that may harm Sweden’s security.
Extension of temporary entry ban to Sweden until 31 October 2020
To mitigate the effects of the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the outbreak, a temporary ban on entry to the EU via Sweden is in force. The Government today decided to extend the entry ban until 31 October 2020.
Change to the temporary ban on entry into Sweden
The Government has today decided on a change to the temporary ban on entry into Sweden. As a result of this change, residents of Morocco will no longer be exempted from the entry ban. Today’s decision is in line with the Council of the European Union’s latest recommendation to EU Member States.