European Union

EU Knowledge Put To The Test

With the EU Parliamentary elections coming up in June and Sweden’s six month Presidency of the Union beginning a month later, one would think interest here in the European Union has never been higher.

But recent polls have shown that less than 40 percent of Swedes even know there is an EU election this year while of those that do, fewer than half said they planned to cast their vote.

And among Sweden’s youth, it’s even worse with around three quarters of them having no interest at all in what goes on in Brussels or Strasbourg. But efforts are underway to change their young minds.