Concluding remarks: Wastefulness does not lift anyone out of poverty

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

Reduce the development assistance budget and follow up on taxpayers' money

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

Swedish interests in focus in the moderates' speeches

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

The Moderates' party leadership speech in Almedalen - about the "team before the self"

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