In a Referendum, Sweden Resoundingly Reject the Euro

”It is better for us to stand aside,” said Bo-Goran Karlsson, a 57-year-old social worker who said he voted against adopting the euro. ”We can trade with Europe but we don’t want to be too close.”

Many experts had described the ballot as, effectively, a display of how Swedes felt about the European Union itself some nine years after voting 52.6-46.8 percent to join it.

”There’s no symbiosis between us and Europe,” Mr. Karlsson said.

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