Unrepentant PM

Just 6% of Sweden’s business leaders have confidence in Stefan Löfven, according to a DI/Ipsos poll published last week. Despite this, the PM says he has a good relationship with the business community. Admitting that growth has been curbed by the shortage of housing and outdated infrastructure, the PM is convinced the government is addressing the problem with its autumn budget bill and future investment. Suggesting that the discontent among business leaders has to do with taxation, Stefan Löfven appears unrepentant about recent tax hikes: “I know these issues are important. But, we may have different views about certain tax issues,” he told Dagens Industri.