In Per Bolund's (MP) party leadership speech during Almedalen Week, he raised, among other things, the climate crisis, the issue of Swedish NATO membership and that Sweden should become independent of Russian gas. In addition, the focus was mostly on climate policy within Sweden's borders - despite the fact that the outside world is a recurring theme in the Green Party's party program.
"The school's biggest champion". This is how the Liberals' party leader Johan Pehrson was introduced at Tuesday's second party leadership speech during Almedalen Week 2022. When Pehrson left Sweden and the school world for a while, he highlighted, among other things, the security policy situation in the world and Swedish democracy assistance.
During Nooshi Dadgostar's (V) party leadership speech during Almedalen Week, she promised new climate initiatives for reduced emissions. She also criticized Magdalena Andersson's (S) NATO agreement with Turkey.
The Moderates' party leader Ulf Kristersson mostly focused on domestic politics in his Almedal speech. Wallet issues and crime, but also NATO and was high on the agenda. Kristersson, on the other hand, did not mention anything about global development issues.
In her party leadership speech during Almedalen Week, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson (S) emphasized that Sweden faces several challenges - not least due to the consequences of the war in Ukraine. Swedish NATO membership and climate change were also highlighted, but development aid and international development cooperation were completely omitted in the speech.
Week 22: Climate summit in Stockholm and Turkey's demands for Swedish NATO membership guide this week's debate
During the past week, both Turkey's demands for Swedish NATO membership and the Stockholm + 50 Climate Summit have been debated. How should Sweden respond to Turkey's various demands and what is most important to prioritize in the climate issue?
June 8, 2022, Current debate
Of: Elise Olsson
Sweden's NATO application has been challenged by Turkey, which does not want to allow a Swedish NATO membership unless Sweden agrees to five demands made by Turkey. One of them is to revoke the export ban on weapons that Sweden introduced against Turkey during 2019.
May 31, 2022, Notis
Sweden's now submitted NATO application and Swedish arms exports have been high on the agenda in the past week. A potential Swedish NATO membership has aroused both criticism and opposition. Partly because the decision was not voted on by the Swedish people, partly because the application has not been welcomed by Turkey.
May 23, 2022, Current debate
Of: Hanne Karlsson
During the past week, several actors have debated whether a new gender equality law in Sweden would mean a necessary modernization or whether it would do more harm than good. The NATO issue has also remained on the agenda.
May 18, 2022, Current debate
Of: Alice Eriksson
Last week warned debaters for the consequences of reducing Swedish aid when the UN flags that billions of people in the world could be starved due to the war in Ukraine, while the question about nuclear weapons was a part of the continued NATO debate.
May 9, 2022, Current debate