Fredrik Reinfeldt

Swedish Prime Minister on Irish EU Referendum

How does Sweden’s conservative Moderate Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt feel about the situation ahead for the European Union - now that the Irish referendum has rejected the proposed Lisbon treaty?

His center-right coalition has rejected opposition demands for a referendum on the treaty - preferring to leave the controversial question in the hands of parliament. And how does he think this will effect Sweden’s position when it takes over the rotating EU presidency next year?

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