Swedish PM debates on more housing policy

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Jan. 16(Greenpost) –After the twice press conference on housing crisis in Sweden held by Swedish Housing Crisis committee led by Klas Eklund, SEB senior economist, the government began to pay attention to this issue.

On Wednesday Swedish Prime Minister Stefen Löfven  and Financial Minister Andersson and Housing and IT Minister Kaplan jointly wrote a debate article on DN to suggest more housing to be built in Sweden.

Their goal is to build 700 thousand houses or apartments by 2025.

Their suggestions include simplifying permission rules, having more building capacity and increasing circulation.

This means the housing crisis report has been taken seriously now by the government after the second press conference in Dec. 15, 2015.

Economist Eklund argued that Sweden has a housing crisis because there are new immigrants and refugees who are urgently needing place to live.

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