Back in Sweden, opinion makers, politicians, and the general public are still debating whether or not to adopt the euro currency. A referendum was held in 2003. And Swedes voted no, 56 percent in favor, 42 percent for. Yes, most Swedes are still against joining the Euro. But now and again, when a financial crisis reverberates within the EU, the debate is reignited. Now, is such a time.
So Radio Sweden invited into the studio two politicians to debate it out. Jonas Sjöstedt, the party leader candidate for the Left Party, who is against Sweden joining the euro, and Carl Hamilton, a Liberal Party Parliamentarian and a member of the Parliament's finance committee, who wants Sweden to join.