Of: Akram Abdul Rahman
The corona crisis has hit the most vulnerable in society hard, not least unaccompanied refugees. Therefore, many debaters believe that Sweden has an obligation to grant amnesty to all unaccompanied young people who are in the country.
May 7, 2020, Current debate
A large proportion of migrants at the EU border are children. Sweden must take its responsibility and protect them, writes Emelie Weski. Photo: Pixabay and Joakim Lindgren
Of: Emelie Weski
Jimmie Åkesson distributes leaflets in Turkey, Ulf Kristersson poses in hunting clothes and Stefan Löfven waits for help. At the same time, children and young people are being shelled at EU borders. Now Sweden must take its responsibility and help the children who need our protection, writes Emelie Weski from LSU - Sweden's Youth Organizations.
March 11, 2020, Debate
The migrants who try to enter the EU stir up strong emotions on debate and leadership sides in Sweden. Photo: Freedom House
Of: Rine Mansouri
After Turkey opened its borders with Greece this weekend, there has been a debate about Sweden's responsibility to receive refugees and respect the right to asylum. Debate and leader pages have advocated everything from tougher boundaries to more solidarity with the people who are fleeing.
March 5, 2020, Current debate
The al-Hol camp in Syria is home to about 70 people, many of whom are children. Photo: Y. Boechat / Voice of America
Of: Kerstin Edquist
The children of Swedish IS fighters who are stuck in Syria should be taken home immediately. It writes several debaters and directs harsh criticism against the government. In addition, Sweden's responsibility to receive refugees and respect the right to asylum was debated.
February 6, 2020, Current debate
Human rights activists in London are protesting against the arms trade with Saudi Arabia. Photo: Campaign Against Arms Trade (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Of: Celina Lindgren
The murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi still makes its mark on the Swedish debate. At the same time, other debaters are worried about Jair Bolsonaro's victory in the Brazilian presidential election. In addition, Sweden's deportations of children, and incorrect figures on the number of climate refugees, are being debated.
October 31, 2018, Current debate
Syrian refugees queue on the border between Hungary and Austria. Photo: Mstyslav Chernov CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)
Of: Celina Lindgren
This week, EU heads of state and government gathered in Salzburg to discuss migration. The Swedish debate has thus been marked by different opinions about which line Sweden should take on the issue. While some want the responsibility to be shared between EU Member States, others say it is better to focus on refurbishing EU borders.
September 26, 2018, Current debate
Photo: Bőr Benedek, Wikimedia Commons
Of: Malin Björk
We cannot allow EU asylum policy to be dictated by anti-refugee and racist governments such as those in Hungary and Poland. Instead, those countries that want to take joint responsibility for the global refugee situation must take the lead in forming a coalition of willing countries. It writes the Left Party's EU parliamentarian Malin Björk.
May 15, 2018, Debate
Of: Ulla Andrén
It is a key task for Swedish development assistance to provide support to people on the run, but also to prevent conflict and promote development. This requires both knowledge and resources. Aid funding for building peace should not be reduced due to the fact that asylum reception and humanitarian support require increased resources, writes Sida employee and former ambassador Ulla Andrén.
September 23, 2015, Debate
Europe's largest humanitarian catastrophe since World War II is currently under way in Europe. The wars in Syria have claimed hundreds of thousands of victims, while millions are on the run, exploited and endangered by smugglers. This is an unbelievably great tragedy where many governments should feel responsible, writes Mukhtar Bulaale who is a political scientist and works with unaccompanied refugee children.
September 15, 2015, Debate
Of: Madelaine Seidlitz
While we peacefully celebrate Midsummer in Sweden, millions of people in the world are fleeing. Some lose their lives on the road to a closed Europe, others are imprisoned by criminal gangs in Libya. Sweden should set a good example and give humanitarian visas to people who want to seek asylum, writes Madelaine Seidlitz at Amnesty International.
June 18, 2015, Debate