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
Following the recent bombings in Syria, an additional 700 people have been forced to flee their homes. Photo: Pexels
Of: Akram Abdul Rahman
The latest military airstrikes in Syria have forced more than 700 people to flee in already war-torn Syria. Many debaters believe that the new refugee crisis requires EU support.
February 20, 2020, Current debate
In Turkey, there are about 3,5 million Syrians fleeing the war. But under Turkish law, they are not seen as refugees. Many are now being deported back to Syria.
Of: Adam Eskång
The situation of Syrian refugees in Turkey is anything but certain. They must be integrated, learn the language and find their place in society, while not knowing if they can stay at all. Several reports show that Syrians are being deported against their will.
January 27, 2020, FUF-correspondents
Over the past year, there have been many demonstrations in Sudan. One of them was turned into a massacre when more than 100 protesters were killed. Photo: M Saleh (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Of: Deborah Solomon
The people's revolution in Sudan was taken over by the military this spring and led to a massacre. Activists in the region believe that the EU has provided support to the perpetrators through an aid fund set up to control migration in Europe.
July 4, 2019, News
Does it matter what you call people fleeing their homes due to climate change?
Of: Jennifer Augustsson and Johanna Sundbeck
By 2050, an estimated 143 million people will be forced to flee their homes due to climate change. Whether they should be called climate refugees or environmental migrants is widely discussed, which means that many people on the run fall between the cracks with life-changing consequences.
June 28, 2019, Report
Sunday's election to the European Parliament is a fateful election for democracy and human rights, writes Anna Stenvinkel on Forum Syd. Photo: Per Wilkens
Of: Anna Stenwinkel
On Sunday, the Swedish people go to the polls again. Now it's about what Europe we want and what voice the EU should have in the world. At a time when threats to democracy and human rights are increasing, the EU's role as a global player is more important than ever, writes the aid organization Forum Syd.
May 24, 2019, Debate
We want to develop the EU and cooperate more - not less, write the Liberals Caroline Rhawi and Anders Rehnberg.
Of: Anders Rehnberg and Caroline Rhawi
The EU is our most important tool for countering the climate threat, tackling crime and achieving world peace and freedom. Therefore, we want to expand cooperation to a European FBI, a common climate policy and a unified foreign policy, write the liberals Caroline Rhawi and Anders Rehnberg.
May 24, 2019, Debate
Many migrants in Libya are trying to cross the Mediterranean in overcrowded boats. Some are stopped by the Libyan coast guard, which is funded by the EU.
Of: Louise Grabo
For migrants, one of the few routes to the EU goes through Libya and across the Mediterranean. The situation in Libya is horrible and many migrants are dying at sea. Now the EU must take responsibility. Makes it possible to seek asylum outside the EU's borders and allow more people to come as labor migrants, writes Louise Grabo, who is running for the European Parliament for the Center Party.
May 22, 2019, Debate
Despite the fact that the EU accounts for a large part of climate emissions, it is poor countries and people who are hardest hit by climate change, writes Malte Roos.
Of: Malte Roos
The EU has long been of great benefit to the Member States and their development. Now the EU must also look to the outside world and prioritize global justice over its own economic and security interests. It writes Malte Roos who is running for the European Parliament for the Green Party.
April 26, 2019, Debate
There are a lot of volunteers and NGOs working to welcome refugees all around Europe. Photo: Ilias Bartolini (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Of: Pauline of Ekenstam
By including a wide variety of supporters of different professions, ethnicities, and political and religious convictions, the German campaign 'Save Me - A City Says Yes' manages to reach beyond the usual refugee advocates.
March 27, 2019, FUF-correspondents