According to a new poll 47% are against the adoption of the single currency, 30% are in favor and 13% did not express an opinion
Twenty years after saying no to the euro, Swedes remain attached to the kronabut the single European currency has recently won some supporters because of the weak Swedish economy, according to a poll released today.
On 14 September 2003 Sweden rejected the proposal to adopt the euro, with a percentage of 56% against 42%, although the then Social Democratic government, employers’ associations and the media were all in favour. Twenty years later, Swedes still don’t want the euro: 47% are against the adoption of the single currency, 30% are in favor and 13% did not express an opinion, in a poll by the company Ipsos on behalf of the newspaper Dagens Nyheter.
However, in recent months, mainly due to the devaluation of the koruna, the “objections to the euro” have decreased.
“Inflation (high food, electricity and fuel prices) which accelerated last year, as well as the sharp rise in interest rates affecting household finances, brought the euro into the news,” said Niklas Kellebring, an analyst at Ipsos. , speaking to AFP. “The fact that the Swedish krona has been devalued and that part of the inflation is imported has changed the opinion of Swedish voters about the euro,” he added.
The koruna fell to its lowest level against the euro in late August.
The poll was conducted on a sample of 1,291 people who have the right to vote, between August 15-27.
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