Östergötland's governor, Carl Fredrik Graf, is one of those who have been involved in the work of mapping what consequences continued high electricity prices will have in the regions:

- During the pandemic, the companies were able to cope with various government subsidies, but now there are many companies that risk getting into a situation where they cannot cover the costs and go under.

Gloomy future prospects

The report talks about increased food prices, reduced domestic food production, increased unemployment, increased rents, more bankruptcies, reduced tax revenues and increased need for support.

Fear and worry also lead to increased ill health.

Some counties have already noticed increased pressure on social services.

The governors believe that the state must make powerful efforts to reduce the consequences in society.

Read the full report here.

In the feature above, Governor Carl Fredrik Graf tells how he thinks a region like Östergötland is affected