LaRouche Representative Calls For Bridge From Sweden to Finland

4 de may de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>LaRouche Representative Calls For Bridge From Sweden to Finland</h1><p>May 4 (EIRNS)-In a letter to the editor of Aftonbladet on April 26, Swedish LaRouche collaborator Ulf Sandmark called for the building of a bridge from Sweden to Finland. In the letter Sandmark reports on the recent Moscow conference on building the Bering Strait tunnel and asks the following: Will Sweden build the bridge connecting Oslo/Stockholm to Helsinki/St. Petersburg in time to catch the first train from St. Petersburg to Argentina? Will the state pension funds be gambled away in bubbles in real estate, stock and private equity funds before the government starts to use them to build the future? The letter was illustrated with a map of Sweden/Finland with the second question as the text under the picture. The letter fits into the big fight now ongoing in Sweden on the financing of infrastructure plans that the government wants to cut. The European Labor Party is intervening in this fight with a campaign for capital budgeting and proposing that the state pension funds be used in the same way as in the 1960-70s, when they were functioned as a big infrastructure fund.</p><p>Just a few days afterwards the other big Stockholm tabloid Expressen wrote about the plan to build another bridge between Sweden and Finland in the North between the cities Umeå and Wasa. This plan has already been researched and the news is that now a feasibility study will be conducted officially. The study will be of a transport connection via a tunnel or bridge, but more important would be to build the connection as a dam wall to create the biggest fresh water reserve in Europe for catching all the rivers going into the Northern Bay.</p></div></body>