Week 22: Migration in focus as debaters set their sights on the EU elections

During the past week, several debaters have written about the EU's migration pact. Some defend the pact and say it will reduce immigration, while others criticize it and say it could contribute to more deaths at sea. Photo (left): Canva. Photo (right): Commander, US Naval Forces Europe. Source: Flickr.

Of: Jakob Kerren

The week before the EU elections sailed EU's migration pact back on the debate pages. The Pact severely criticized by several pkribent, who believe that it undermines the right to asylum and contributes to abuses against refugees. The Migration Pact chief negotiator, Thomas Tobe (M), mean However, that it is a step in the right direction towards lower immigration to Sweden and Europe.  

June 3, 2024, Current debate

Week 21: Arrest warrants against Hamas and Israel's leaders are both welcomed and criticized

The announcement that the ICC's chief prosecutor wants to issue an arrest warrant against leading men from both Israel and Hamas has sparked reactions on Swedish opinion pages over the past week. Pictured (left): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Pictured (right): Hamas supreme leader Yahya Sinwar. Source: Flickr.

Of: Fatima Shek Behi

Last week, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan, announced that he wants to issue a arrest warrant against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the country's defense minister, as well as three senior Hamas leaders. The message has been both welcomed and criticized on Swedish debate and editorial pages.  

May 27, 2024, Current debate

Week 20: Debaters stand up for protesters in Georgia after new 'Russian law'

During the past week, several debaters have commented on the new "Russian law" in Georgia and the demonstrations against it. Photo: Der Fuchs. Source: Wikimedia commons.

Of: Adam hansen

The new "ryuck-friendly" sheet and the mass demonstrations i Georgia has awakened reactions på the opinion pages i Sweden. The debaters baker including of to EU borders make sea for to support the Georgian people and to the material moisture meter shows you the svenska governmentens increased assistance to country borders to be en "sobering up" ford applies Sweden roll i World.  

May 20, 2024, Current debate

Week 19: Debaters disagree about the protests against Israel's participation in Eurovision

Several of last week's opinion texts focused on the demonstrations in Malmö against Israel's participation in the Eurovision song contest. Photo: Eko. Source: Flickr.

Of: Elianne Kjellman

Israel's participation in Eurovision song cuntest induced extensive protester i the host city Malmo during last week. On Swedish opinion pages have dbattlers discussed about demonstrants feed antisemitism - or if they promote fred. 

May 13, 2024, Current debate

Week 18: Debaters believe declining support for Biden after pro-Palestinian student protests

Several writers believe that support for Joe Biden may be declining because of the pro-Palestinian student protests at American universities. Pictured: Anti-Israel protests in Washington DC, 2017. Photo: Ted Eytan. Source: Flickr.

Of: Rania Yassin

The pro-Palestinian protesterwell, like has emerged at several universities in the United States, was subject to debate during last week. Several people believe that the protests may disadvantage US President Joe Biden ahead of the upcoming election in the country.  

May 8, 2024, Current debate

Debaters want to see increased support for Ukraine for Sweden's security

Several debaters call on Sweden and Europe to increase support for Ukraine. Pictured (left): Sweden's Minister of Defense Pål Jonson (M) and NATO's Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană. Photo: NATO. Source: Flickr. Photo (right): Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. Source: Flickr.

Of: Fleur Riller Loins

Sweden must increase the support to Ukraine for to protect Europe and Sweden security. That mean several of that walked of the week debaters.  

April 30, 2024, Current debate

Week 16: Demand for a written no against nuclear weapons on Swedish soil in military agreements

Several debaters are worried that the DCA military agreement between Sweden and the USA could, among other things, enable nuclear weapons on Swedish soil. Photo: NATO. Source: Flickr.

Of: Fatima Shek Behi

A proposal for the bilateral military agreement is due in May Defence Cooperation Agreement (DCA) between Sweden and the USA is submitted to the Riksdag. This has created debate over the past week, as several debaters believe that there is no guarantee in the agreement that excludes nuclear weapons in Sweden. Swedish government representatives, on the other hand, believe that the agreement will not lead to nuclear weapons or permanent foreign bases on Swedish territory.  

April 22, 2024, Current debate

Week 15: The EU's new migration pact arouses reactions among debaters

The European Parliament has voted through a new pact for the Union's migration policy - which has been met with both criticism and praise during the past week. Photo: European Parliament. Source: Flickr.

Of: Adam hansen

The European Parliament's new migration pact arouses emotions. Several debaters see the pact as necessary for a more stable EU. Others are doubtful about the pact's long-term consequences in relation to both the right to asylum and human rights. 

April 15, 2024, Current debate

Week 14: Debater calls for mobilization before the EU elections

The elections to the European Parliament will be held on June 6-9, 2024. Mobilization of progressive votes, Russian disinformation and the risk of espionage within the EU are some of the topics discussed by debaters during the past week. Pictured: The flag of the European Union in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Photo: European Parliament. Source: Flickr.

Of: Benjamin Frisk

The elections to the European Parliament in June are approaching. Due to that, several debaters write about the mobilization of progressive voices in Europe, inequality in the Union and the existence of corruption and disinformation.

April 8, 2024, Current debate

Week 13: Criticism from several quarters against cuts in Swedish aid

Several debaters are critical of the government's restructuring of Swedish aid. Pictured (left): Minister for Development and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell (M). Photo: UN Photo/Jean Marc Ferré. Source: Flickr. Pictured (right): Site's logo. Photo: Holger Ellgaard. Source: Wikimedia commons.

Of: Adam hansen

Government restructuring of det Swedisha up tothe tooth and Sida's announcement that the authority will terminate the agreements with several organizations gainr big consequences, say several debaters. De points out that this including affectr human rights defenseare and organizations fighting for international law in Israel and Palestine.

April 2, 2024, Current debate