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War of masks: facing France, Sweden has not said its last word

After the seizure, revealed by L’Express, of 4 million Swedish masks in Lyon, the Swedish government is very disappointed by Paris. And plans to follow up on the matter.

Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde and Foreign Trade Minister Anna Hallberg take L’Express revelations very seriously regarding the seizure of 4 million masks in early March in Lyon. Made in China, transported via the port of Marseille, these belonged to the Scandinavian multinational Mölnlycke, specialized in the manufacture of disposable equipment for operating theaters (gowns, masks, dressings, etc.).

“It is time to get in touch with France, said Anna Hallberg, interviewed yesterday (April 3) by the Swedish news agency TT. But there is also the possibility of raising the matter higher because it is about ‘an infringement of European internal market rules. ” The French requisition contravenes the founding principles of the European Union. And those of the strategic partnership signed between Paris and Stockholm, in 2017, one of the components of which, ironically, relates to … the health sector!

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