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The previous Swedish government was very much at the forefront of EU-level moves to pressurize Southern European states on debt and deregulation in general.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Jan 5th, 2015 at 01:54:26 PM EST
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Yes, but it is a loss for the Swedish export sector when the euro is depressed versus the krona. And Sweden is export surplus mini-Germany sans the currency union. So the gain from being attack dogs for the powers that be is political capital in the EU, better career opportunities in the EU and time in Swedish media grand-standing next to Merkel while playing on stereotypes of lazy Southerners.

Had the policy been different in the EU, the previous governments actions would have reflected that. Or at least that is my take on it.

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by A swedish kind of death on Mon Jan 5th, 2015 at 02:56:03 PM EST
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