Borg Positive to G20 Goals
No demands for raised taxes, a surprising boost of the International Monetary Fund and a stand against protectionism and tax havens – the goals put up by the G20 seem to be in line with current Swedish financial policy.
Minister for Finance, Anders Borg said to the newspaper Dagens Nyheter that he was pleased with the focus on increasing common resources and the emphasis that was put on free trade.
However, it is not going to come cheap. Sweden’s contribution to the 100 billion US dollars EU share in the boost could reach 3 billion dollars according to Per Jansson, State Secretary at the Ministry of Finance. Due to Sweden’s upcoming EU presidency took part in the British delegation during the summit.
Anders Borg is travelling to Prague Friday to take part in a meeting for all EU Finance Ministers. (rm)