unfortunately,its not that simple.
we do need the eu in some ways.
100thousand germans have flooded the labour market here in only a few years.
living costs are driving up and up.
btw,as for norway and sweden being desireable places to live, well, it always depends, with money, almost everywhere is good.
scandinavian countriue have shit weather and are socialist in nature, keep that in mind.
id rather live on spanish canary islands if id retire
For the weather I'd also live in Spain when I retire, but with a 25% and rising unemployment rate, massive debts and in a position needing to borrow money NOT to go bust, I'd rather stay and be rich in Scandinavia and holiday 6 times a year. I wouldn't live anywhere purely for the weather.
Plus from what I remember (I don't go there often), you need to bribe every fucker to get anything serious done, massive immigration issues due to location close to that dark continent. High levels of corruption.