Concerns about undermining monopoly

Backed by the Sweden Democrats and the other centre-right alliance parties, local Liberal politicians in Skåne have proposed to the government that wine producers in the region should be allowed to sell their produce at their vineyards for a trial period of three years.

Green politician Anders Åkesson opposes the idea, saying it would undermine Systembolaget’s monopoly. Two government inquiries have already concluded that such an initiative would put the state monopoly at risk