The bloodless coup d’ètat in Italy proves that any semblance of popular democracy in the EU is pure pantomime. The show is still run by an EU ruling class of corporate overlords, financial oligarchs, and their central bankers. Democracy is invalidated by their army of 82,096 lobbyists, 11,327 pressure groups and an entrenched class of political mobsters.
Sweden and Switzerland bear many uncanny similarities: populations virtually identical GDPs and, logically analogous GDP per capita); Switzerland has a free-floating Franc, while Sweden’s currency is technically a managed float. Likewise, the two share diversified economies with similar principal industries and exports. So what's the big difference?