According to Sahlin Sweden should not sell more electricity to Europe as long as the European electricity market isn’t working as well as the Nordic. As prices are higher on the continent, Swedish power companies would be likely to sell where they could get the most profit. For Sweden, this would mean higher electricity prices and less jobs in the industry.
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt met Sahlin’s criticism on Tuesday, and warned against a growing “climate-nationalism”. He fears that the Social Democrats are returning to old ideas of isolation instead of moving forward towards an integrated European energy market.