The Swedish and British prime ministers are both on the centre-right of politics. Photo: Lefteris Pitarakis
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Sweden and Britain say no to 'EU tax'

The Swedish and British prime ministers have taken a common stance against the idea of more money going to the EU.

Fredrick Reinfeldt visited Britain's prime minister David Cameron on Thursday for the first time since the election of the Liberal-Conservative government. On the agenda was the economic crisis and the bail-out for Ireland.

While the European Commission's president José Manuel Barroso says that the EU must gather its own resources, Reinfeldt and Cameron are worried that this would lead to more taxes.

And on Ireland, Fredrick Reinfeldt says that Sweden is prepared to offer support, but that this must be conditional on the Irish government taking the right measures to clean up their economy.

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