Free trade agreement with UK

Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson believes the EU should seek a bilateral free trade agreement with the UK, similar to the one it has with Switzerland. This would provide an opportunity to find the right balance between Britain’s rights and obligations.

The minister believes too much importance has been given to the timeframe of Brexit, saying it is important the negotiations are successful. At the same time she sees no point in dragging out talks, since this would harm economic activity, particularly in the UK.