Week 46: Divided views on EU responsibility for the migrant crisis in Belarus

Expressen's editorial board believes that the EU has handled the migrant crisis in Belarus correctly, while the environmentalist and EU parliamentarian Alice Bah Kuhnke believes that the EU has a moral obligation to help the refugees. Photo: Canva.

Of: Ebba Eriksson and Tilda Janbrink

A hot topic in last week's debate was the ongoing migrant crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border. Some debaters emphasize the importance of resisting pressure from the Belarusian dictatorship and preventing a recurrence of the refugee crisis in 2015. At the same time, other voices are raising the EU's moral responsibility towards migrants.

November 22, 2021, Current debate

Week 21: Hijacking, poison scandal and divided opinions about Israel-Palestine

Of: Josefine Hörkeby and Kevin Perera

Last week, Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko's actions led to widespread criticism from the outside world. Swedish debaters are now calling for sanctions and a new policy towards Belarus and its Russian allies. At the same time, the Israel-Palestine conflict continues to provoke debate. The Swedish metal company Boliden's dark past in Chile is also highlighted by UN rapporteur Marcos Orellana.

May 31, 2021, Current debate

The outside world should keep an eye on Belarus

Since President Alexander Lukashenko came to power in 1994, no elections in the country have been considered free and fair by the outside world, writes Goran Miletic. Photo: Russian Presidential Office (CC BY 4.0)

Of: Goran Miletic

The Belarusian parliamentary elections two weeks ago confirmed what many of us already knew - the country has a very long way to go in terms of democracy. This year's election results - where no one from the opposition was elected to parliament - give the outside world further reasons to monitor developments in the country ahead of next year's presidential election. The general human rights situation in Belarus (formerly Belarus) […]

December 3, 2019, Guest chronicle