July 22, 2008

Swedish Party Proposes Subsidies for Rural Petrol Stations

Sweden's opposition, the Social Democratic Party has proposed SEK20 million in subsidies to ensure the survival of small-format petrol stations in rural areas of the country, according to the Esmerk Swedish News.

The news source reported that local and regional bodies are expected to decide on which petrol stations will receive the subsidies to guarantee the survival of other services, such as the Apoteket pharmacies and Systembolaget outlets.