It appears that the world we live in is getting smaller. People, services, capital and goods moves faster and more intensively than ever before around the world. The technological developments that have made this possible must be welcomed.
Globalization has raised millions of people in developing countries out of poverty. However, we also know that there are people in Sweden and in other countries who see globalization as an enemy. We therefore need to design policies in our national arena that makes it easier for people to find jobs within our part of the global value chain – both Sweden and the world stand to gain.
The basis of my economic policy is based on a belief in the human and her ability to find efficient methods for solving problems.
European entrepreneurs are those who will secure our pensions, our welfare systems and our children’s jobs and futures. The EU must ensure that entrepreneurs and small business owners are able to grow and find new innovations. We do this by eliminating trade barriers, such as indistinct legislation that differs between member states, but also by opening up for more trade with non-EU countries.
During the current term, my party colleague Cecilia Malmström as a trade commissioner has been working for the development of free trade in the world by pursuing a number of important free trade agreements with countries like Japan, South Korea, Canada, Mexico and Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela).
The goal of economic policy must be to uphold the free enterprise and the exchange of goods and services between countries.
In such an environment, entrepreneurs are allowed to grow, which will lead to more innovations, increased productivity, lower consumer prices and more jobs.