Norwegian shoppers watching

  • 2003-09-04
  • Pierre-Henry Deshayes
AFP OSLO - Norwegians may have said "no" to the European Union in their 1994referendum, but they could nonetheless find themselves with wads of euros intheir wallets if neighboring Sweden votes to adopt the single currency onSept. 14.Every weekend thousands of Norwegians cross the border to stock up onalcohol and meat in Sweden, which are half the price.According to the service industry employers' union HSH, three of fourNorwegians went to Sweden at least once last year to stock up, generatingsales of about 9 billion Norwegian kroner (1.1 billion euros)."The euro will come closer to us. By ...
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