Justin Drees, right. Photo: Maddy Savage/The Local
Protest organizer Tyler Crowley speaking to The Local. Photo: Maddy Savage/The Local
Elizabeth Svantesson, jobs spokesperson for Sweden's opposition Moderate party and one of the politicians who attended the protest to speak to campaigners, told The Local she was also against scrapping Stockholm's queuing system. However she argued that the government should work to limit building regulations in order to increase the pace at which properties are built in the capital and said that city officials should work to improve links with the startup sector.
“First of all we need to build more, but when it comes to these companies it's also important that Stockholm as a city has a good dialogue with the companies so that they have housing.”
She said she did not think startup staff should get prioritized in housing queues but added: “Startups are one of the sectors that is very important for Stockholm and for Sweden (…) So many people are moving to Stockholm because it's a fantastic city, so then we also need much more building and fewer regulations surrounding this building.”
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