By a broad majority, the European Parliament has approved JEFTA, the free trade agreement between the EU and Japan.
Moderate MEP Christofer Fjellner said after the vote that the deal “means more to Sweden than many understand” and it will open up markets in the forest, food and engineering industries in particular.
The agreement will remove 97 per cent of duties.
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström commented that the world’s largest free trade agreement has been created, covering 635 million people and one-third of the world’s economy.
We are a small, but qualified team of graduates in politics, economics, English and classics dedicated to providing quality news digests in English that offer readers a first-hand look at the most important topics covered by the Swedish press. Here you will find a selection of the articles that are published in our Swedish Press Review.