On Thursday, the first summit will be held in Scandinavian XPO's premises in Arlandastad.

But the European ministers are not received at any castle or in Stockholm's city hall - but are driven directly from the airport to a nearby exhibition hall.

- We want to have as efficient a presidency as possible and this is a facility that is flexible for both large and small meetings.

Then there is a reason that we don't need to shut down half of Stockholm, says Jessika Roswall (M).

Scandinavian XPO's premises are also easier to monitor than centrally located premises.

Movement and reflection

The idea is, however, that the visiting EU leaders will be met by a Swedish-inspired environment:

- We have worked with two tracks: Movement and reflection, says Annika Carlberg, group manager in Sweden's meeting organization.

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