It is crucial for Sweden, being a small and open country, to quickly restart and upgrade globalisation in a new and responsible way. A group of experts including Eva Björling, Sweden’s former Minister for Trade, and Andreas Hatzigeorgiou, CEO at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, among others, suggest a four-part strategy in a debate article in the Swedish daily economic newspaper Dagens Industri:
1. Sweden should push for the EU to remove the border and trade barriers that have been erected due to pandemics.
2. Sweden and the EU should take the initiative for new free trade agreements that eliminate countries' tariffs and other barriers to trade and investment in medicines.
3. Clearer sanctions are needed against countries that do not sufficiently minimize the risk of pandemic.
4. Sweden should push within the EU for the introduction of new mechanisms and instruments that secure the EU's internal borders from the spread of infection.