Svenska Dagbladet

Scientologists in Sweden recognized as church

Tuesday, March 14th, 2000

Luxemburg/Stockholm aft - The Scientology Organization has been recorded in Sweden as a "religious association." A government spokeswoman said yesterday that no special rights were associated with it, just that the organization was recognized as a legal persona. In the European Court yesterday, Scientology won a process against France for restriction of investiture. In the judgment the possibility effected by French law was contested which blocked foreign investors for "disturbing the public order, health or safety."