Opinion Poll

Swedes Want the Euro

The Swedes have changed sides concerning the European single currency, the euro. According to an opinion poll carried out by opinion research institute Novus and paid for by the Liberal Party, 47 percent of the Swedish population are now in favour of introducing the euro, while 44 percent are against it. 9 percent are unsure whether or not Sweden should abolish its current currency, the krona.

In a referendum in 2003, a clear majority of Swedes had turned down the introduction of the euro. Several parties are demanding at present to repeat the referendum within the coming five years. (ah)