By Staff Reporter
Sweden’s Green party has demanded that the government raise benefits levels to match inflation.
Märta Stenevi and Per Bolund, spokespersons of the Green party said the current high cost of living hits hard on those already living on the margins.
“Those most affected are poor pensioners, single mothers with temporary jobs and long-term unemployed,” the spokespersons wrote in the Aftonbladet.
Inflation is currently high, driving the cost of living sharply upwards. Long-term unemployed and those with low incomes that were already stretched before the current crisis are grappling to make ends meet.
“The government must make sure that welfare benefits keep up with inflation,” continued Stenevi and Bolund.
Among other measures, the two politicians are demanding a reduction in the public transport fares, reduced food VAT, and increased study stipends.
Most notable however is that the Green party wants to see welfare benefits adjusted to inflation levels.