In several previous post ( see for example here
) discussing the lie promoted by Swedish Finance Minister Pär Nuder and other Swedish Social Democrats that Sweden have had the highest growth in Europe, I pointed out that nearly all of the 10 new EU member states as well as at least
4 of the old (Ireland, Greece, Spain and Denmark) had in fact higher growth. I also wrote that it was almost certain that a fifth "old" member, Luxembourg, also had higher growth.
In the latest report on GDP growth in EU member states
from Eurostat, it turns out I was right about Luxembourg. In the year to the fourth quarter, growth was a full 5.7% in Luxembourg, well above Sweden's 2.9%.