Amid tragedy Sweden rejects the euro

  • 2003-09-18
  • Ieva Tuna
VASTERAS - Swedes delivered an emphatic "no" vote in the Sept. 14 referendum on joiningthe single European currency in what was a turbulent week for the country. Adecisive 56.1 percent of people voted against the euro, 41.8 percent votedin support of it and 2.1 percent abstained in the vote, which took placejust days after the death of the country's foreign affairs minister, AnnaLindh, who was stabbed in a Stockholm department store.The "no" outcome means that Sweden, a member of the European Union since1995, will stay out of the Economic and Monetary Union and retain theSwedish krona as it...
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