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Move to scrap TV-license after ministers fail to pay up

After three of the new Swedish government's ministers had been hauled of the coals, and one forced to resign, for dodging the TV-license, last month's indications that the government wants to ditch the licence system alltogether made sense. Apparently three out of four parties in the government coalition are keen to get rid of the licence: both The Centre Party and the Moderates are said to consider putting it on the tax slip, and the Liberals have come up with the altogether more novel suggestion of selling off state companies to create funds from which television companies can apply for money, according to The Local. A spokesman for The Centre Party said the TV license system was outdated in today's changing media landscape.

Now, I wonder: what will this mean for the labour laws the same government has found it so difficult to abide by?


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