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åsa romson summer speech

Greens focus on cheap rents and fast trains

Published onsdag 22 augusti 2012 kl 17.38
Green spokesperson Åsa Romson spoke in Gothenburg Wednesday. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall/Scanpix

It was the Green Party's turn on Wednesday for the Swedish tradition of political party summer speeches and spokesperson Åsa Romson kept the focus on affordable housing and rail infrastructure.

Romson said the party would like to see 30,000 new rental apartments be built before 2018.

She discounted the idea that construction companies cannot make a profit by building smaller rental properties - important for younger tenants. She said there were examples of smaller companies turning a profit on affordable housing projects in some of Sweden's smaller municipalities.

She also said the party's cooperation with the centre-right government had been limited and offers to discuss school policies had been refused.

"I am disappointed that it's been impossible to discuss bigger, strategic policy areas. Last summer we talked about the schools, but it's also true about the railways," Romson said as she took to the podium in Gothenburg.

The party would like to invest between around US$ 2 billion on the railways in the next three years. Romson said Sweden needs to update the high-speed trains, among other measures.

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