CD calls for change in labour legislation

The Christian Democrats (CD) have joined forces with the Moderates, calling for change in the Employment Protection Act (LAS). Talking to Dagens Industri (DI), party leader Ebba Busch Thor says: “It is obvious that there needs to be a major reform of LAS, which as it stands is doing more harm than good”.

Alliance cooperation has intensified since Ulf Kristersson was elected the new Moderate leader, and ventures to provide the electorate with a credible government alternative are increasing, she tells the newspaper.

Radical change in Stockholm

Regional planners expect the population of the Greater Stockholm region to grow by 17 per cent, or by 380,000, between 2015 and 2025. The region is projected to have a population of 2.6 million by 2025.

Up to 250,000 new homes are to be built, and a number of the municipalities in the region are expected to undergo a radical change.