Immigration

Last week, the Swedish finance minister said that we should consider allowing immigration of labor. (Link in Swedish) This has long been demanded by the right-wing opposition, but the Social Democrats were against it, partly because of opposition from the unions. This is just a trial baloon, not a shift in policy, and is unlikely to lead to anything i the short run. In any event the opposition is favored to win the 2006 elections.

Sweden is very much the odd man out here, no?

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  1. Well this wouldn’t be the first time Sweden was the ‘odd man out’ now would it? And anyway, I think this is a coming theme, and Sweden has often been in the vanguard of certain kinds of change.

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