Helena Storckenfeldt, development policy spokesperson, Moderates
Now, two interviews are up on our Youtube channel where representatives of the Moderates and the Moderate Youth Union (MUF) talk about their aid policy. Helena Storckenfeldt, development policy spokesperson for the Moderates, talks about how development aid can contribute to economic development. See the interview with Helena here. Josefin Wiklund, MUF, talks about whether development assistance can create a better future for young people and provides […]
July 4, 2022, Almedalen - video
Ulf Kristersson speaks during the last day of the digital Almedalen week 2021
Of: Karl Fahlvik
The moderates painted a dark picture of Sweden in Ulf Kristersson's digital Almedal speech. Crime, shootings and segregation were in focus. The moderates' view of Sweden's role in the world and global development issues was completely lacking.
July 8, 2021, News
Of: Andreas Celan and John Manders
In a reply to my article (FUF 26/2) about the many shortcomings of development assistance, SSU's chairman Pavlos Cavelier Bizas writes that Swedish development assistance is needed more than ever and that the 1% target must be defended. A goal that is almost to be regarded as a holy cow in Swedish political debate. Leaving this principle that the development assistance budget should be designed as a predetermined share of the state budget unchallenged is at best wasteful and at worst directly counterproductive to achieving the goals the development assistance is intended to meet, say Andreas Celan and John Manders from the Moderate Youth Association.
March 23, 2021, Debate
Of: Andreas Celan
Several cases of failed aid projects show that Sida cannot ensure that the aid money goes where it is supposed to. For this reason, the development assistance budget should be reduced and a larger part of the development assistance money will go to making the necessary investments in Sweden, says Andreas Celan, the Moderate Youth Association in Uppsala.
February 26, 2021, Debate
The Moderates' party leader Ulf Kristersson talked a lot about Swedish interests in his Almedal speech on Monday night. The picture is from last year's speech. Photo: Johan Wessman / News Øresund (CC BY 3.0)
Of: Josefine Lundh, Lovisa Novak and Sana Pirot
Individualism and community are the values that should characterize politics, according to the moderate party leader Ulf Kristersson. His party leadership numbers were marked by Swedish interests. What Sweden has obligations to the outside world, however, was unclear.
July 2, 2019, Analysis
Of: Cecile Nseya, Louise Ricknert, Louise Moberg and Fahmi Yusuf
During the Moderates' party leadership speech yesterday in Almedalen, Ulf Kristersson focused on domestic issues such as security, integration, the work against gang crime and issues concerning children and young people's health and opportunities. What was missing, however, was the perspective of Sweden's role in the world and the work to achieve the global sustainability goals.
July 2, 2018, Almedalen - current, Chronicle
Of: Sofia Arkelsten
Tomorrow, the Riksdag will hold a seminar on the global goals for sustainable development and Agenda 2030. But the government's action plan has still not been presented. If it does not receive parliamentary treatment, the government will deliberately undermine its value, writes the moderate Member of Parliament Sofia Arkelsten.
May 22, 2018, Debate