Free movement of labour is a major benefit, affording the opportunity for increased economic growth and welfare. That much is undisputed. "But, it is important that we are well-prepared to meet the changes and that we are aware of the possible knock-on effects," says Sture Nordh, Vice-President of the Council of Nordic Trade Unions (NFS).
“Yes, 4x4s are very much status symbols here,” he replies smiling and with a sense of selfirony. We have just climbed aboard a huge Land Rover and are driving off with a panoramic view into a wet landscape. “They let you get over the terrain much more easily, it makes you less dependent on good roads. I often go on camping trips with the family at weekends. It’s nice to be able to drive to places that are off the beaten track. I’m not a townie by any stretch of the imagination.”