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.


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

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.

Just before 19 pm on Sunday, the area in Almedalen was which Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson (S) was to speak to in full with curious people. A group from the Social Democrats' Youth Union (SSU) stood with signs with the text "SSU <3 Maggan".

In her party leadership speech, Magdalena Andersson spoke about the Social Democrats' three political priorities - the first of which is to prevent segregation in Swedish society. The party's second priority is to be a leader in the green industrial change in order to overcome climate change.

- If the emissions and warming continue, then we risk destroying our nature - but more than that, we destroy our only planet and humanity's condition to exist here, said Magdalena Andersson in her speech.

She referred to the industrial transformation as a green revolution that will create thousands of jobs. This through, among other things, fossil-free steel production and electric car production.

As a third priority area, Magdalena Andersson mentioned the importance of a functioning welfare and a proposal to ban profiteering within the school.

In addition to these priority areas, Magdalena Andersson also highlighted Putin's invasion of Ukraine, which began in February this year.

- We in Sweden had to ask ourselves, what is best for our security in this new and dangerous situation ?, she said and stated that the answer is that Sweden and Finland join NATO.

She also mentioned the consequences of Russia's war for the world.

- Putin prices hit the world hard, and they hit Sweden hard.

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