Today the government has a final chance to impress voters with investment before the election. Together with the Left Party, the Social Democrats and the Greens have agreed on investments into everything from healthcare to summer jobs for young people.
The National Institute of Economic Research (NIER) says that the government’s expansive policy means that neither the current nor new surplus targets will be reached. Recently seven of eight parliamentary parties agreed to reduce the target to a third of a per cent. However, NIER believes that even this less ambitious target will not be met. Whether the finance minister is Magdalena Andersson or Elisabeth Svantesson in the autumn, she will need to save.
“All actions need to be financed krona for krona. That is our message to the next government,” says Ylva Hedén Westerdahl, NIER’s forecasting head.
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