Sweden does not plan to restrict the access of Romanian and Bulgarian citizens to its domestic labor market once the two Eastern European countries join the EU in January 2007, according to officials in the Stockholm government, quoted by AFP.

“Sweden did not restrict the access of workers from the ten countries that joined the EU in the latest wave in 2005. It will proceed the same this time around too”, according to Roberta Lenius, spokesperson for the Swedish prime-minister.

PM Fredrik Reinfeldt is yet to announce an official decision in this regard, but considering Romania and Bulgaria are even farther from Sweden than those who joined in 2004, there will be no restricting measures, according to the quoted official.