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Sweden takes on EU presidency

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Dealing with the global financial crisis will be the priority for Sweden when it takes over the rotating presidency of the European Union on Wednesday.

The country's Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt, is hoping to persuade EU leaders to tighten supervision of the financial system and convince voters that the EU is up to the task of ending the crisis.

Matt Prodger spoke to him.

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