Persson Calls for Dental Reforms

Sunday saw the traditional May Day demonstrations here by the labor movement and leftist political parties.

Speaking in the southern city of Malmö, Prime Minister Göran Persson promised that his Social Democratic government will reform the dental system, the only aspect of healthcare that is not part of the National Health Service.

Persson also praised the Swedish welfare state and said this country is performing better that other European nations.

In her speech in Stockholm, Wanja Lundby-Wedin, head of the Swedish Trade Union Confederation, focused on unemployment as Sweden’s biggest problem, and blamed the central bank’s interest policies for bearing some of the responsibility.