The government wants to utilise the British EU exit to attract companies to Sweden. Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson says, “This will be negative for economies in Europe and for Sweden. However there could be potential for a number of companies that otherwise would have made investments or have their head offices in the UK which now choose to move to Stockholm.”
On Monday Magdalena Andersson and Enterprise Minister Mikael Damberg met to discuss how Sweden could attract companies from London. Mikael Damberg has already been in touch with a number of Swedish companies and the government is considering increasing its presence in London to attract foreign investors to Sweden.
After meeting with around 50 representatives of Swedish enterprises, Magdalena Andersson said, “It has been important for us to listen to business about what they want to contribute to this process”.