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FALQs: Cashless Sweden

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

This blog post is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions series. Background As more and more countries are heading toward cashless societies, I became painfully aware of the realities of a country without cash as I toured Sweden this past summer. Not only did some stores not accept cash, but travelling by bus also required either an app …

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250 Years of Press Freedom in Sweden

Posted by: Elin Hofverberg

December 2, 2016, marked the 250th anniversary of the first Swedish Freedom of the Press Act, which has been regarded as the world’s first statute related to freedom of the press. The Act abolished censorship and specifically provided a right for Swedish citizens to access government archives. It was therefore also the first act to establish …