LALALLALALALALLALALA I can’t hear you! I have my fingers in my ears and I’m not going to look. Lalalallalalala. Things are GREAT here in Sweden because we survived the Swedish crash of 1992 lalallalallala. Growth this year. Growth next year. Euro what? Euro dork. Ha! Did you see what I did there? You’re a dork! Euro dork. Next week will be a great sunny week!
So maybe you missed it. Today is the day that Europe may come crashing down. While according to the US media Socialist Europe is lying in wreckage and people are being forced to hunt and gather food, the reality is that not much as changed for anyone here in Sweden. And because of that, Swedish politicians seem to be keeping rather mum on much of the subject of the EU and the Euro.
Yes, I realize that Sweden isn’t exactly IN the Euro, but they certainly would be greatly affected if things went up in smoke.
And today there is a big announcement coming from European Commision head Borroso about whether Euro banks should grow even closer together. There is an announcement expected from German courts about whether or not the current bailout scheme is in line with German law, and there is a great big old election in the Netherlands which could give credence to antiEU parties. If anyone of these misses the mark it might have some pretty serious consequences. Yeah. No biggie here.
So what do Swedish politicians have to say about this mess? What? You don’t hear them? Yeah, neither do I! Sure, Finance Minister Anders Borg has been saying ‘Yeah, like nothing major is going to happen for years. Good luck with that banking union Borroso’ But most of the other politicians? Zero, zip, zilch.
Swedish Parliament, Riksdagen? They are all like ‘EU? See you… we’ve got stuff at home to worry about’ as if stuff in the EU didn’t effect stuff at home.
Everyone is playing ostrich and pretending if they don’t look, it isn’t happening. Maybe its because the next election is still a bit of a ways off, but I really wonder when Swedish politics is going to start addressing some of these EU issues in a big way.