Schyman in u-turn on EU

Former Left Party leader Gudrun Schyman has said she no longer supports Sweden leaving the European Union. The demand is not realistic, she says.

Schyman led the Left Party’s campaign against Sweden entering the EU ahead of the 1994 referendum on the issue, but she now says it is unrealistic for Sweden to leave the organization.

Schyman, who is now spokeswoman for the Feminist Initiative, told Svenska Dagbladet that demanding withdrawal from the EU was as unintelligent as demanding the abolition of the Ă–resund Bridge. Sweden is in the EU, she said, and should work to create the best possible partnership.

The Left Party continues to argue for Swedish withdrawal from the EU.