Sweden and the UK have traditionally agreed on many European issues. But when Sweden’s best friend leaves the EU, the country needs to seek new partners.
Sweden’s new EU Minister Hans Dahlgren, of the ruling centre-left Social Democrat party, on Tuesday, met Michael Stibbe, the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s closest EU adviser.
The meeting in The Hague was Dahlgren’s first bilateral foreign trip of this kind.
“The UK has in the past been the country with whom we have had the closest contact, in the sense that it is the country that has voted most like Sweden in the EU. We now have to look for allies in several other countries and the Netherlands is among the top of the list ,” Dahlgren told Swedish newswire TT.
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Source: The Local Sweden