Of: Fredrik Söderbaum
In connection with Löfven's visit to Africa, a major strategy process is now being initiated within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Sida, which aims to review Sweden's regional development cooperation in sub-Saharan Africa. The process should be guided by a greater focus on issues of national capacity, better coordination and a re-prioritization of excessive support for regional organizations. That is the opinion of Fredrik Söderbaum, professor at the University of Gothenburg.
February 2, 2015, Debate
Of: Diana Van
Consumers make a difference by buying coffee from developing countries. When the EU's new trade agreement with Kenya and other East African countries enters into force, Swedish consumers will be able to get help from a new product label to see which products have been imported without barriers to trade. It writes Diana Van, project manager at Frivärld
January 13, 2015, Debate
Of: Stefan de Vylder
Relations between the EU and Africa are worse than in a long time, which is partly due to the EPA negotiations on trade policy. Stefan de Vylder, economist, gives in this article a brief background to the controversies - what are you really arguing about?
December 4, 2014, Debate
Of: Annica Sohlström and Gabi Björsson
Trade policy is an important issue for the development of poor countries. Despite this, the issue has hardly been debated before the EU election. The agreements with African countries are on the agenda this autumn, the Swedish EU parliamentarians should then ensure that the EU's trade agreements with developing countries promote sustainable and fair development, Gabi Björsson and Annica Sohlström believe.
May 22, 2014, Debate