Annie Lööf (C) touched on Ukraine and development aid in her Almedal speech

Annie Lööf (C) mentioned several global development issues in her party leadership speech during Almedalen Week - including Swedish development aid, the climate issue and the war in Ukraine. Photo: Hanna Carlsson.

Of: Brusk Ismail, Hanna Carlsson, Linnea Ljungar and Sara Lannebo

Solidarity in the form of aid, joint work for the climate and support for Ukraine is the way forward, according to the Center Party's party leader Annie Lööf. The message in her party leadership speech during Almedalen Week was clear - Ukraine's thing is ours. She also mentioned Swedish aid and that the Center Party stands up for the one percent goal.

July 7, 2022, Almedalen - article, News

Jimmie Åkesson (SD) has little to say about global issues in his Almedal speech

Jimmie Åkesson (SD) briefly mentioned the Ukraine war in his party leadership speech during Almedalen Week. Otherwise, he did not mention global issues. Photo: Alice Eriksson and Sandra Duru.

Of: Alice Eriksson, Sandra Duru and Tanya

In Jimmie Åkesson's (SD) party leadership speech during Almedalen Week, he mentioned, among other things, how Putin's actions against Ukraine have shaken the outside world. Apart from the war in Ukraine, and the proposal to place convicted persons in prisons abroad, Jimmie Åkesson did not mention foreign or development aid issues. Instead, he focused on domestic policy and directing criticism at the current government.

July 6, 2022, Almedalen - article, News

Johan Pehrson (L) highlighted democracy aid and NATO in his Almedal speech

In Johan Perhrson's (L) party leadership speech during Almedalen Week, he raised several foreign policy issues - including the EU, NATO and Swedish democracy assistance.

Of: Julia Lundén Azzeddine, Andreas Klawitter and Elin Malmqvist

"The school's biggest champion". This is how the Liberals' party leader Johan Pehrson was introduced at Tuesday's second party leadership speech during Almedalen Week 2022. When Pehrson left Sweden and the school world for a while, he highlighted, among other things, the security policy situation in the world and Swedish democracy assistance. 

July 6, 2022, Almedalen - article, News

Sweden's role in the world did not find a place in Ebbas Busch's (KD) party leadership speech in Almedalen

The Christian Democrats' party leader Ebba Busch did not raise global development issues in her party leadership speech during Almedalen Week. Photo: Fanny Tegman Lindholm.

Of: Fanny Tegman Lindholm, Hibo Yusuf Ahmed and Andrea Thorgren

Neither foreign policy nor development aid issues were mentioned in Ebba Busch's (KD) party leadership speech at Almedalen Week. Instead, the protection of the so-called Svensson life with "villa, volvo and doggy" was high on the agenda.

July 5, 2022, Almedalen - article, News

Nooshi Dadgostar (V) raised climate initiatives and criticism of NATO membership in Almedalen

The Left Party's party leader Nooshi Dadgostar will give a speech in Almedalen on Monday evening. Photo: Fanny Tegman Lindholm.

Of: Fanny Tegman Lindholm, Hibo Yusuf Ahmed and Andrea Thorgren

During Nooshi Dadgostar's (V) party leadership speech during Almedalen Week, she promised new climate initiatives for reduced emissions. She also criticized Magdalena Andersson's (S) NATO agreement with Turkey.

July 5, 2022, Almedalen - article, News

Ulf Kristersson (M) focused on domestic policy in his Almedal speech

The Moderates' party leader Ulf Kristersson touched on the issue of NATO membership during his Almedal speech. Otherwise, he left out global development issues. Photo: Brusk Ismail.

Of: Brusk Ismail, Hanna Carlsson, Linnea Ljungar and Sara Lannebo

The Moderates' party leader Ulf Kristersson mostly focused on domestic politics in his Almedal speech. Wallet issues and crime, but also NATO and was high on the agenda. Kristersson, on the other hand, did not mention anything about global development issues.

July 4, 2022, Almedalen - article, News

Magdalena Andersson (S) highlighted NATO and climate change in her Almedal speech

Sweden's Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson (S) focused largely on national issues in her Almedal speech, but she also touched on Swedish NATO membership and climate change. Photo: Sandra Duru.

Of: Alice Eriksson, Sandra Duru and Tanya

In her party leadership speech during Almedalen Week, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson (S) emphasized that Sweden faces several challenges - not least due to the consequences of the war in Ukraine. Swedish NATO membership and climate change were also highlighted, but development aid and international development cooperation were completely omitted in the speech.

July 4, 2022, Almedalen - article, News

Several parties point to Israeli forces as guilty of journalists' deaths in the West Bank

Several parallel investigations are being carried out into the fatal shooting of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, which occurred in May this year. Now the UN has determined that Israeli forces are to blame for her death. Photo: Alisdare Hickson. Source: Flickr.

Of: Julia Lundén Azzeddine

Din 11. May the journalist was shot Shireen Abu Akhleh, employed on the Arabic-language television channel Al-Jazeera, dead on the West Bank. Since then, it has been going on several parallel investigations to sort out the debt issue. Now the UN has determined that it was Israeli forces that killed the journalist.  

June 30, 2022, News

New information links the Wagner group to murders in Mali and the Central African Republic

Since 2013, the UN peacekeeping operation Minusma has operated in Mali. Last year, the Russian military company Wagner Group established itself in the country - where they are suspected of war crimes and killing civilians. Photo: Minusma. Source: Flickr.

Of: Linnea Ljungar

The Russian military company Wagner Group has been linked to massacres in which several hundred civilians have died. According to reports, the group is present in several African countries, which creates new concerns about how the group affects security on the African continent. At the same time, there is a positive opinion against Russia and Wagner in parts of Mali.

June 27, 2022, News

The heat wave in India and Pakistan reflects the extreme weather of the future

Caption: Extreme heat in India affects people's livelihoods when crops die due to drought. Photo: Sam Greenhalgh. Source: Flickr.

Of: Fanny Andersson

India and Pakistan have experienced extreme heat unusually early in the year. The heat affects 1,5 billion people in the countries - and fPeople are expected to be affected in the future if climate change is not slowed down globally and regionally, researchers say.

May 24, 2022, News