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Country Forecast Sweden Updater

  • ID: 2101580
  • May 2016
  • Region: Sweden
  • 17 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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A coalition government comprising the Social Democratic Party (SAP) and the Green Party took office following the election in September 2014. This red-green, centre-left coalition, which replaced the four-party, centre-right Alliance for Sweden government, has a smaller parliamentary minority than its predecessor, owing to a rise in the number of seats gained by the far-right Sweden Democrats (SD).

The SD obstructed the government's 2015 budget in December 2014, leading to the government's effective collapse. The coalition later struck a deal with the Alliance bloc, which undercut the balance of power held by the SD. Although the "December Agreement" fell apart in October 2015, The Economist Intelligence Unit's view is that a desire to prevent the SD from gaining parliamentary influence will see the Alliance co-operate with the government on an ad hoc basis, thereby preventing a government crisis and a snap election.

National security has become a priority in the wake of a co-ordinated series of terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015. Sweden will co-operate more closely with NATO members and its Nordic neighbours, as well as increasing defence spending in 2016-20 to bolster its military capabilities

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Country Forecast Sweden Updater

Country forecast overview: Highlights

Country forecast overview: Key indicators

Country forecast overview: Business environment rankings

Country forecast overview: Sweden's business environment at a glance
Policy towards private enterprise and competition
Policy towards foreign investment
Foreign trade and exchange controls
Taxes
Financing
The labour market
Infrastructure

Fact sheet

Outlook for 2016-20: Political stability

Outlook for 2016-20: Election watch

Outlook for 2016-20: International relations

Outlook for 2016-20: Policy trends

Outlook for 2016-20: Fiscal policy

Outlook for 2016-20: Monetary policy

Outlook for 2016-20: Economic growth

Outlook for 2016-20: Inflation

Outlook for 2016-20: Exchange rates

Outlook for 2016-20: External sector

Data summary: Global outlook

Data summary: Gross domestic product, current market prices

Data summary: Gross domestic product, at constant prices

Data summary: Gross domestic product by sector of origin

Data summary: Growth and productivity

Data summary: Economic structure, income and market size

Data summary: Fiscal indicators

Data summary: Monetary indicators

Data summary: Employment, wages and prices

Data summary: Current account and terms of trade

Data summary: Foreign direct investment

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