Swedish bid to cut EU budget
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has called for cuts in the European Union’s long term budget.
In a speech outlining Sweden’s EU priorities, he said the country would push for the budget to fall “well below” one percent of the Union’s combined GDP. The policy, long pursued by Sweden, does not have the support of a majority of EU member countries.
Prime Minister Reinfeldt also reiterated Sweden’s support for Turkish membership of the EU as well as the entry of Iceland, and several Balkan countries into the bloc.