Debaters want less right-wing populism and more climate policy in the EU

The EU election on Sunday was the focus of most opinion polls this week.

Of: Susanne Bartholdsson

Sunday's election to the European Parliament has been the focus of most media's opinion pages this week. Several debaters demand that the EU focus more on climate policy, while others are concerned about the increased influence of right-wing populists in Europe.

May 23, 2019, Current debate

How can the US Secretary of State succeed in not mentioning the climate issue?

This week, the US Secretary of State said that the melting ice of the Arctic could open up for trade, among other things, where new transport routes can be made possible.

Of: Moa Zeidlitz

The EU election continues to shape the debate. But how much do our politicians really talk about the EU - in relation to how much the EU affects us? At the same time, the trade war between the United States and China is escalating, with continued ignorance on the part of the United States regarding the climate issue. Which in turn leads to a changed security situation in our world.

May 15, 2019, Current debate

The climate issue takes place in the debate ahead of the EU elections

Is nuclear power a solution for sustaining growth and reducing emissions? It was discussed this week between M and MP. Pixabay photo

Of: Erica Fahlström

How can the EU lead the global climate and environmental work forward? Over the past week, there has been a discussion on, among other things, growth policy versus sustainability, the relationship of climate change to public health, the loss of biodiversity and freedom of the press - and debaters have particularly emphasized the importance of prioritizing these issues in the EU.

May 8, 2019, Current debate

The nuclear agreement is further debated

The former peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi is an actor who drives development in the wrong direction, writes Gunnar Jonsson in DN. Photo: Claude TRUONG-NGOC

Of: Mona Monasar

The EU's free trade program is a way out of poverty for many countries in the global south, but the left and EU protectionism prevent countries from taking part in it, writes Christofer Fjellner, moderate member of the European Parliament. The debate about the UN's nuclear weapons agreement continues on Swedish leadership and debate pages, where the focus of the debate is whether Sweden should sign the agreement or not.

May 2, 2019, Current debate

EU power over food and the Middle East

Jerusalem EU

The EU has a unique role to play in contributing to lasting peace in Israel and Palestine, writes a number of former ministers.

Of: Ravneet Singh

How the EU pursues its policy in the Middle East can be crucial to the possibility of achieving peace between Israel and Palestine. It writes a long line of former foreign ministers and heads of government in a debate article. At the same time, attention is being paid to the EU's new rules on food imports.

April 17, 2019, Current debate

Reduced aid is causing outrage

Magdalena Andersson

The spring budget presented by Minister of Finance Magdalena Andersson created outrage in the development aid world.

Of: Mona Monasar

The government's decision to take SEK 700 million from the development assistance budget provoked outrage among many organizations this week. At the same time, the debate about the children of IS terrorists in Syria continued. Who is responsible for the children? asked several debaters.

April 12, 2019, Current debate

Nobody wants the future anymore?

Do we have the future in our hands and can influence?

Of: Moa Zeidlitz

The development looks bleak on many fronts. Climate crisis, polarization and discrimination are some of the negatively charged words that face us almost daily. How do we respond to this development? What is the way forward and is there hope? Or is it simply that no one wants the future?

April 3, 2019, Current debate

The climate issue is also about global inequality

"Climate change in practice means water change," write debaters in connection with World Water Day, which was March 22.

Of: Erica Fahlström

During the past week, the environment and climate have been a popular topic of debate, together with, among other things, World Water Day and that Swedish trade can promote human rights. Some debaters have highlighted in particular how climate change unfairly affects already vulnerable groups the most, but also how global inequality affects solutions and current climate policy.

March 27, 2019, Current debate

Global school strike for climate - What will be the next step?

Young people gather for climate strike in Melbourne. Photo: Julian Meehan

Of: Susanne Bartholdsson

During the past week, debate and leadership sites have discussed Swedish security policy, Sweden's and the UN's human rights work and the Swedish international relationship with China. What is the next step in climate work after a global school strike? And how should Sweden develop its diplomatic relationship with China?

March 20, 2019, Current debate