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Euro Currency Debate after Election

Published torsdag 14 januari 2010 kl 10.21
The euro could replace the krona in future

Three of the four parties in Sweden's coalition government want to put the Euro back on the political agenda after the September general election.

The pro-euro fourth party, the Liberals (folkpartiet) don't want to wait and would have a referendum on replacing the krona with the Euro right now.

Sweden held a Euro referendum in 2003 when 56.1 percent of the general population vote against membership.

In a Dagens Nyheter debate article on Thursday, members of the Moderate, Centre and Christian Democrat parties said that it would soon be ten years since Sweden held that referendum and much has changed in the political landscape in that time.

Back in June before the EU parliamentary elections, popular feeling in Sweden seemed to shift in favour of adopting the EU currency, with the krona dropping in value against the euro.

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