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Banks with operations in Sweden should pay a supplementary tax, its finance minister said on Thursday, dusting off a proposal the government put on hold last year as a national election nears.

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has called for higher taxes on the “very richest” people in Sweden, moving his Social Democrat party back onto traditional class politics in the final three weeks of the election campaign.

The success or failure of Sweden’s new aviation tax will depend on getting the price balance right, writes ScienceNordic.

Sweden’s green party is to fight this autumn’s election on a pledge to hike flight taxes and start night trains to Brussels and Paris, after activists won over the objections of the leadership.

A small majority of Swedes are in favour of a new tax on air travel, a new survey suggests. Pollsters Ipsos quizzed voters for the DN newspaper and found that 53 percent of respondents supported such a tax, compared to 44 percent when the same poll was carried out a year ago.

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