Sweden's minister for finance, Magdalena Andersson, believes a "hard Brexit" could have a negative impact on the Swedish economy and she said that turning the UK into a tax haven is “against the Brits’ own interests”.
- Brexit negotiations.
- Wants Brexit negotiations to start.
Sweden's minister for EU affairs and trade has met with British ministers and Swedes in London to discuss the UK’s impending withdrawal from the EU. She told Radio Sweden that Swedes living in the UK are experiencing xenophobia.
- EU summit.
Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (S) expressed his concerns about the ongoing war in Syria at a meeting of EU leaders in Brussels.
The proportion of Swedes against the country’s EU membership has declined to its lowest level since November 2010, according to figures released by Statistics Sweden on Tuesday.
- Had visited Sweden.
France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen has criticised the Sweden Democrats for how they broke off cooperation with her National Front party in the European Parliament in 2014.
- Saved lives.
Sweden will continue to be involved with border control in the Mediterranean for another year, Home Affairs Minister Anders Ygeman has confirmed.
- Ukrainian visit.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said Sweden would uphold EU sanctions against Russia until the nation fulfilled key points on an agreed peace plan.
- Grand Hotel.
The Sweden Democrats are to hold an event for European far-right leaders at a luxury hotel in Stockholm.
- Were due to expire.
Sweden is to continue with identity checks on trains, buses and ferries between Sweden and Denmark for a further three months, TT news agency has reported.
- Sweden undecided.
The European Union has approved the extension of border controls for another three months should Sweden want to continue them when they expire next month.
- Due to end Nov. 12.
European Union leaders are open to allowing Sweden and other countries to extend their border checks for another six months, news agency TT reports.
- Finland, EU sign similar agreement.
Sweden signed an agreement with the Afghan government on Wednesday allowing it to repatriate failed asylum seekers back to the central Asian nation.
- Terrorism, migration and globalization.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven called for deeper cooperation among the European Union to create more jobs and combat climate change in the wake the of British exit from the political bloc.