The government has expressed a desire to promote Sweden’s mining industry, but critics say the Government Offices are failing to act, which has resulted in a drop in the number of applications for mining permits in recent years.
Centre Party MP Lena Modig, who has raised the matter with Enterprise Minister Ibrahim Baylan, says “it is obvious” that the government has no intention of taking any action and this is causing investors to shy away from mining projects in Sweden.
Five years ago, Sweden was among the most attractive mining nations, but it has since fallen to 21st place in the ranking.
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