The eurozone is on the centre of the European venture, however not all nations within the EU have adopted it. Following Brexit, there’s a concern amongst non-eurozone nations that they’ve misplaced a key ally in Britain, and that Brussels may try to lure them into adopting the shared forex. The EU nations that don’t use the euro as their forex are Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Sweden.
Political scientist Mikael Sundstrom advised Specific.co.uk earlier this 12 months that Sweden shares considerations over the eurozone with the UK.
He stated: “We have been reluctant to undertake the euro due to the issues it has been affected by – there isn’t any query of Sweden becoming a member of the euro at this level.
“It is a basic reluctance to surrender on a working forex, one thing spoken about within the UK as effectively.”
Sweden has no plans to exchange the krona within the close to future.
Sweden’s Treaty of Accession of 1994 made it topic to the Treaty of Maastricht, which obliges states to hitch the eurozone as soon as they meet the mandatory circumstances.
Nevertheless, the nation held a referendum on truly adopting the forex in 2003, through which the folks voted to maintain the krona.
Romano Prodi, the pinnacle of the European Fee on the time, stated: ”This was a outcome worse than I anticipated.
”It was about greater than the euro. The euro is a logo of extra integration. This was a second of prudence, not integration. We’ve got to meditate easy methods to clarify higher what we’re doing.”
‘We are able to commerce with Europe however we do not need to be too shut.”
Talking to Specific.co.uk earlier this 12 months, Mr Sundstrom stated that Sweden will miss the UK post-Brexit given their shut alignment on a variety of points.
He added: “Clearly Sweden is lacking the UK greater than most, as a result of the UK and Sweden have been very effectively aligned on a variety of points.
“Now Sweden not has that basically highly effective ally, so Sweden is lacking out greater than most on British assist.
“They shared comparable views on exports, commerce and international coverage for instance. The UK and Sweden repeatedly teamed up on different points.”