Frustration over Stockholm's claim to be the "Capital of Scandinavia" has reached new levels, as angry Norwegian delegates tore up entrance cards bearing the slogan at a recent trade show in France.

The dust-up over which city reigns supreme in Scandinavia took place at a real estate and investment show in Cannes, France, where some 200 Swedish representatives placed banners and advertising materials with the slogan "Stockholm: The Capital of Scandinavia".

The move sparked a fierce backlash from Norwegian and Danish delegations miffed at the Swedish capital's unsubstantiated claim to be the top city in Scandinavia.

”This is typical Swedish megalomania,” said Norwegian delegate Erling Fossen to the Afenposten newspaper.

The Swedes even used the slogan at the bottom of the event’s entry card, prompting irritated reactions from other fair-goers who weren’t in favour of the claim.

“Many Norwegians reacted by spontaneously tearing off the Stockholm advert [from the entry card],” Fossen said.
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