Swedes warm to euro as krona totters

SWEDEN - Swedes have become positive about joining the euro for the first time in 18 months, thanks to a plunge in the value of the krona.

A poll on Thursday showed 44 per cent of Swedes favoured membership of the single currency, with 42 per cent against and 14 per cent undecided. Sweden is one of three countries, alongside the UK and Denmark, to be members of the European Union but not of the single currency.

Only a year ago, in the aftermath of the Danish rejection of the euro, polls showed