In July this year, the EU concluded a cooperation agreement with Tunisia with the aim of stopping the large number of African migrants from reaching Europe illegally. The collaboration has been criticized by several different human rights organizations. Photo: Martin Schulz/US Naval Forces Europe-Africa. Source: Flickr.
Of: Mona Adam Abdi
Several human rights organizations have how African migrants are subjected to violence by Tunisian security forces. Reports indicate that migrants forcibly placed and left under difficult conditions in the extreme heat of the Sahara desert - without water and shelter. At the same time, the European Commission has recently concluded a cooperation agreement with Tunisia to put an end to the number of migrants who trying get to Europe.
November 6, 2023, Development magazine explains
According to the Tidö Agreement, which was concluded between the government and the Sweden Democrats in October 2022, Swedish aid must be a tool to counter irregular migration. Pictured: Tidö Castle and Sweden Democrats party leader Jimmie Åkesson. Photo: Aplstedt/News Øresund. Source: Wikimedia municipality.
Of: Karin Myrdal
Dropped one percent target, withdrawn research funds for development studies and synergies between trade and aid. That's how it has sounded so far this year when the Tidö parties' reform agenda for Swedish aid policy has started to take shape. Critical voices have been raised both from civil society and from the political oppthe osition – not least that reaction to the proposal to use aid as a means of pressure to increase return migration from Sweden.
July 12, 2023, Report
Around 180 people sought to cross the sea to Europe in 000, according to the EU. The EU countries have now agreed on a common migration and asylum pact. Photo: islamicreliefusa. Source: Flickr.
Of: Nora Nattorp
In mid-June, one of the worst migration-related accidents ever occurred in Europe when a boat carrying hundreds of refugees sank in the Mediterranean Sea. About two weeks before the incident, negotiations on a new migration and asylum pact within the EU were completed. This pact has been one of the focus areas during Sweden's presidency of the EU Council of Ministers in 2023.
July 12, 2023, Report
France is one of the countries that has built a border wall to prevent irregular migration and fight terrorism. Pictured: Demonstration against border controls in Calais. Photo: police62. Source: Wikimedia commons.
Of: Vendela Permat's Hammarbäck
Several countries are tightening their border controls and building border walls to reduce the influx of refugees and migrants. France is one of the countries that has built a border wall for this reason. At the same time, a study shows that border walls do not stop migration.
July 11, 2023, FUF-correspondents, Report
It was Sweden Democrats group leader Linda Lindberg who took the stage in Almedalen on Saturday evening. Lindberg's speech basically only touched on domestic issues. Photo: Nora Nattorp.
Of: Axel Selin and Nora Nattorp
On Saturday evening, SD's group leader Linda Lindberg gave the annual speech in Almedalen instead of party leader Jimmie Åkesson. In e.gHowever, she focused on domestic politics, and only mentioned aid once in reference to tax money.
July 2, 2023, Almedalen - current
On Wednesday, FUF asked Johan Forssell (M) questions about the government's reform of aid - and the cuts in funding for development research. Photo: Felizia Livskog.
Of: The Chancellery
On Wednesday, Ulf Kristersson (M) held his party leadership speech in Almedalen, where he touched on migration and Sweden's EU presidency, which is beginning to suffer towards its end, among other things. FUF also asked questions to Aid and Foreign Trade Minister Johan Forssell (M) and Sida's Director General Carin Jämtin about the connection between trade and aid.
June 28, 2023, Almedalen - current
"We have made the EU a little safer, a little greener and a little freer," says Ulf Kristersson about Sweden's presidency of the EU, which has been going on since January 1 this year and is now due to end. Photo: Julia Azzeddine.
Of: Julia Lundén Azzeddine, Karin Myrdal and Charlee Salmelin
Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson (M) focused especially on domestic political issues such as crime, integration and poverty in its own right number of party leaders during the Almedal week. The global issues that he affected was, among other things, Sweden's EU presidency with a focus on the ongoing humanitarian crises in the world, migration and the climate.
June 27, 2023, Almedalen - current
The refugee camps in Bangladesh are temporary homes with substandard security for nearly a million Rohingya who have fled Myanmar. Photo: Fahmin Ahmed. Source: Flickr.
Of: Nora Nattorp
Nearly one million Rohingya have fled their homeland of Myanmar to the Cox's Bazar region of Bangladesh due to persecution and conflict with the military government. For the people in the camp, resources are scarce and security substandard. And despite efforts to help rohingya, both in the home country and internationally, is the situation still unpredictable.
April 21, 2023, Report
Foreign-born women are an overlooked resource, and change is required for this group to be integrated into the labor market. That's what debaters from the Soraya support center write in Dagens ETC. Photo: southworks. Source: Canva.
Of: Elianne Kjellman and Ellen Norman
During last week discussionhonored editorial and debate writers among other things, that foreign-born women are an untapped resource - as Sweden overlooks them in the labor market. Tthe error threat from IS and that the cuts in aid affect the development of knowledge both in Sweden and other countries has also debated.
March 20, 2023, Current debate
Stateless children are particularly vulnerable in society. They often lack access to the most basic rights such as birth registration, education, healthcare, social security and housing. Photo: Unknown. Source: Hippopx.
Of: Sandra Duru
Roughly ten million people around the world are estimated to be stateless. Sweden has joined several international conventions to prevent statelessness, but despite that there were approximately 27 stateless persons or persons of unknown nationality in Sweden in 000, according to UNHCR. The Council of Europe's former commissioner for human rights has criticized Sweden for giving stateless persons little chance of obtaining citizenship in Sweden.
March 9, 2023, Development magazine explains