The government reviewed the land and environmental court's decisions on political grounds and threatened the independence of the courts. This is what the Moderates are now reporting to the Constitutional Committee to test the government's actions regarding the expansion of a refinery in Lysekil.
With reference to the new Climate Act, the government decided last autumn that they should consider whether they allow the expansion. The moderates now want the Constitutional Committee to investigate whether the government's actions violate Swedish law and jeopardize legal certainty.
- We choose to report to the University because it is not reasonable for the government to choose to take over a case from a court after the court has delivered its verdict. We usually criticize other countries for politicians acting in this way, says Tobias Billström and continues:
- In addition, Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin has already stated in advance that she has made clear to herself what this review will now lead to. It's all the way up the walls. It should be an impartial and legally sound trial, says Tobias Billström, Moderate's group leader in Parliament.
SVT News has sought Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin who declined to comment.