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May 9, 2014
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May 8, 2014

Swedish PM warns of nationalist surge as EU elections loom

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Europe’s failure to deliver economic growth and jobs has frayed public trust in democracy and fostered a nationalist climate that could reward anti-immigration, Eurosceptical parties in May’s EU elections, Sweden’s prime minister said on Thursday.

Fredrik Reinfeldt also saw nationalism shaping Russia’s actions in Ukraine, which he said was creating “instability”, but despite such concerns he said Sweden was unlikely to abandon its formal neutrality and join NATO any time soon.

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