It was easier to travel by train from Stockholm to Hamburg 30 years ago than it is today, Peter Wolodarski of Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter writes in a leading article. So much for going green.
The Swedish government could do more, of course, but that would require it to overcome its fear of helping Copenhagen becoming the hub of Scandinavia and take an active interest in southern Sweden. My guess is that all the talk of combating climate change will give way for plans to promote Stockholm. Sweden is one of the world’s most centralised unitary state. We’re in dire need of some federalism.