Liberals: We must not make the EU right, we must make the EU better

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

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 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

Include young people - for real!

March for our lives in Minnesota, USA

Young people can be seen in many demonstrations around the world, but they rarely become political representatives, the debater writes. Photo: Fibonacci Blue

Of: Hanna Waerland-Fager

According to the UN, young people have a key role to play in creating peace and security. Despite this, young people are rarely represented in politics. On the contrary, many young people feel frustration, hopelessness and lack of trust in their governments and the international community, writes Hanna Waerland-Fager from the Foreign Policy Association.

April 10, 2019, 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

No peace in Afghanistan without the voices of the people

Street in Afghanistan

The people of Afghanistan must be allowed to take part in the peace work. Otherwise, there will be no pourable peace, the debater writes.

Of: Andreas Stefansson

After almost 40 years of war, peace agreements may be close in Afghanistan. But achieving real peace requires more than a signed paper. Sustainable peace presupposes local anchoring and meaningful inclusion of the civilian population, writes Andreas Stefansson at the Swedish Afghanistan Committee.

March 12, 2019, Debate

How do we react when the anxiety in the world increases?

Donald J. Trump and Kim Jong Un meet for a dinner in Hanoi for their second summit (February 2019). Photo: Shealah

Of: Moa Zeidlitz

The Hanoi summit is canceled prematurely at the same time as India and Pakistan launch a sharp attack on each other. This means that the clouds of unrest are accumulating over the global pursuit of peace. Sweden and the EU are responding to this with both outstretched hands and armed defense.

March 6, 2019, Current debate

The fall of the IS regime leads to questions of citizenship and responsibility

Swedish citizenship has been discussed this week after the fall of the IS regime. Photo Trausti Evans Flickr

Of: Susanne Bartholdsson

How should Sweden's decision - makers act towards arrested and returning Swedes who traveled to Iraq and Syria to join the IS caliphate? Deprivation of citizenship, Sweden's responsibility and security has been intensively discussed this week.

February 27, 2019, Current debate

Melancholy leadership pages about a gloomy development

Demonstrations in Venezuela

The power struggles in Venezuela were one of the most debated topics on Swedish opinion pages during the week. Photo: Eneas De Troya / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Of: Karl Follin

This week's debate and leader pages have had a gloomy tone around the world's development. Among other things, they have discussed the media's image of Venezuela, the abolished nuclear agreement between the United States and Russia and the major banks' responsibility for human trafficking.

February 6, 2019, Current debate