Lars M. Andersson, together with Sören Häggroth, appears with an Op-Ed in the Swedish weakly ’Aktuellt i politiken’ demanding more support to the municipalities. They ask for a comprehensive approach to the problems that the Swedish municipalities will encounter in the future. Sweden, as many industrialised nations, face a demographic challenge as the population become older. Urbanisation is also continuing. Long-term solutions for the financing of welfare services will need to be found. The authors outline a number of suggestions and stress the need for the state to take an active and vigorous role in, together with municipal actors, planning the future financing of local authorities.
Read the article in full here (in Swedish only).