Use the Russian frozen assets for Ukraine

– There are hundreds of billions of euros in frozen Russian assets in Europe. Morally and logically these should be used to support Ukraine and rebuild what Russia’s brutal invasion has destroyed, says Anders Adlercreutz at the General Affairs Council meeting today in Brussels.

Anders Adlercreutz in Washington DC: Our support for Ukraine must remain steadfast

Anders Adlercreutz, Minister for European Affairs and Ownership Steering, spoke at an event at the Wilson Center in Washington DC on January 22nd. He talked about the main goals for the ongoing year for Finland, both globally and within the EU. Adlercreutz especially emphasized the effects of the war in Ukraine and the need for continued support.

Adlercreutz: The entrepreneurship threshold must be lowered

The labour market is at a turning point and we cannot close our eyes to it. MP Anders Adlercreutz suggests that we need a combinatory form of insurance that covers both entrepreneurs and salaried employees.

Adlercreutz: Combating climate change offers great opportunities for our businesses

SFP wants Finland to be climate neutral by 2035. The Chair of the Swedish Parliamentary Group and of SFP’s Committee for Environmental Policy, Anders Adlercreutz, stresses the importance of implementing ambitious climate policy at the national, EU and international levels. Global warming must be limited to 1.5 degrees.

Adlercreutz: More higher education places are needed in Uusimaa

The Helsinki Metropolitan Area plays an important role in Finland’s economic development. Brain drain is a genuine problem that we cannot ignore. More higher education places are needed in Uusimaa, says SFP MP Anders Adlercreutz.

Adlercreutz: Important decision on Leopard collaboration

Germany has today confirmed that it will send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. MP Anders Adlercreutz is pleased that Chancellor Olaf Scholz has finally given the green light to properly supporting Ukraine.

Adlercreutz: The requirement to determine home market labour availability must be abolished

A concrete measure for which SFP has long been advocating would be scrapping the requirement to determine home market labour availability before obtaining foreign labour. “In many sectors, the current… Read more »

Adlercreutz: Clean energy has attracted huge investment to Ingå: now focus on a quick permit process

Helsinki Sanomat newspaper reported on interest by the Norwegian company Blastr Green Steel to build a new steel factory in the southern Finnish municipality of Ingå. The investment sum lies around EUR 4 billion. Anders Adlercreutz, Chair of the Swedish Parliamentary Group, considers this expression of interest as a good example of how policies aiming to support the green transition can lead to projects of major significance to the national economy.

Adlercreutz: Significant investments into youth entrepreneurship

The Parliament’s Finance Committee has today released its statement on next year’s state budget. This involved deciding on the allocation of the government’s extra budgetary sum of around EUR 50 million. The Chair of the Swedish Parliamentary Group, Anders Adlercreutz, is particularly pleased about the additional resources directed at youth entrepreneurship education.

Adlercreutz: The NATO process is proof of our decision-making ability

“The process that will in time lead to our NATO membership is a sign of the workability of our political system,” said Anders Adlercreutz, the Chair of the Swedish Parliamentary Group, last Tuesday in a debate on the approval of Finland’s NATO membership.

Adlercreutz: The Immigration Service must be investigated

“One absurd case after another is reported in the news. Within SFP, we have long been concerned about the apparent arbitrariness with which residence permit applications are approved or rejected by the Finnish Immigration Service. It is unsustainable. A profound investigation of the Immigration Service and its processes must be carried out,” says Anders Adlercreutz, Chair of the Swedish Parliamentary Group.

Adlercreutz: This is hardly our last crisis

“This government’s final draft budget includes critical measures with which we can counter the new crisis we are faced with,” said Anders Adlercreutz, Chair of the Swedish Parliamentary Group, in his group speech during the Parliament’s budget negotiations.

Adlercreutz: Apprenticeship programmes, predictable taxation and fast lane for labour migration are needed

The current series of successive crises is putting the economy out of balance. The Covid pandemic, Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and the ongoing energy crisis are shaking the foundations of the economy. Anders Adlercreutz, Chair of the Swedish Parliamentary Group, is concerned over the how businesses in Finland will survive this critical period and is calling for reforms that will help secure the availability of labour.