Spotify’s threats to leave Sweden spur startup protest in Stockholm

Plans for the protest come after Spotify co-founders Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon published an open letter warning that they would have no choice but to quit Sweden if politicians didn’t take action to address a housing shortage, the limitations of the education system and tax laws. They said that a lack of affordable rental property in Sweden makes it very difficult to attract new talent from overseas. Besides that, better programming education should be taught in primary schools onwards, the founders said, in order for Stockholm to take advantage of its momentum.



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