Swedes could reject euro, says union body

SWEDEN - The head of Sweden's powerful blue collar labour organisation has warned that Swedes could reject membership of the euro unless the government takes special measures to protect the country's cherished welfare model.

Wanja Lundby-Wedin, President of the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO), said her organisation would only give full backing to the single currency if the government accepted conditions such as a multi-billion euro buffer fund to combat unemployment and a new body to ad