- A negative image of Sweden is growing in the Nordic countries, according to a survey by the Swedish Institute.
- Around 4 out of 10 respondents had a worse image of Sweden in the past year, and the coronavirus strategy is a big reason.
- “The Nordic countries are like a family, and sometimes you can see tension in the family ,” says Madeleine Sjöstedt at the Swedish Institute.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Arctic Tourism & the Pandemic podcast, Eye on the Arctic
Denmark/Greenland: Greenland authorities buoyed by high demand for COVID-19 vaccine, Eye on the Arctic
Iceland: Iceland relaxes some COVID-19 restrictions as downward infection trend holds, Eye on the Arctic
Norway: Norway extends border closure with Finland due to pandemic, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: Norway closes borders over fears of virus, but exempts Russian fishermen from severely infected border region, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: Swedes caught in Norway border limbo, Radio Sweden
United States: Alaska politicians send Trudeau letter saying they’re “shocked” over Canada’s COVID-19 cruise ship ban, Eye on the Arctic