Of: Pavlos Cavelier Bizas
MUF Uppsala County's second vice chairman Andreas Celan argues that the Swedish development assistance budget needs to be reduced with reference to the fact that the money is not used efficiently and goes to corruption. We at SSU are of a different opinion: the development assistance budget should not be reduced and the 1% target should be defended, writes Pavlos Cavelier Bizas, chairman of SSU Uppland.
March 18, 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
In the past week, the shortage of electricity in Sweden has attracted attention. Photo: Pixabay.
Of: Hillevi Axelsson
In the past week, the issue of Sweden's electricity shortage has been debated. To avoid future electricity shortages, the electricity supply needs to be secured. A secure electricity supply is also necessary to achieve the climate goals, writes Susanna Silfverskiöld in Svenska Dagbladet.
October 15, 2020, Current debate
The left wants to see climate-proof cities as a measure to save the climate. Photo: Canva.com.
Of: Rine Mansouri
After the budget bill 2021 was presented, there has been extensive discussion about how Sweden's development assistance can be improved and whether the climate issue should be given more priority. Human rights in Belarus and Myanmar have also been raised during the week.
October 8, 2020, Current debate
Four debaters from the Feminist Initiative think that Sweden's policy for international cooperation is a measure of where the dividing lines go between the parties. Photo: Pexels and Håkan Dahlström
Of: Jaime Gomez, Mats Ekenger, Olle Vennergrund and Saga Tullgren
Sweden's policy for international cooperation is in turmoil. On the one hand, the goal of a percentage of the country's GNI going to development aid is being questioned, and on the other hand, the development assistance budget is being eroded through redistributions - right now to efforts against the corona pandemic. Feminist initiatives are strongly critical of this.
June 2, 2020, Debate
Nick Doggen is the international secretary of Green Youth.
Of: Nick Doggen
Within ten years, we will eradicate extreme poverty, reduce inequalities and injustices, promote peace and justice, and resolve the climate crisis. Achieving the global goals and Agenda 2030 is a huge challenge. We in Green Youth have always fought for a greener and fairer world. But in order to achieve the global goals, everyone must be involved - and those who have the most resources must shoulder the greatest responsibility.
March 27, 2020, Debate
A large proportion of migrants at the EU border are children. Sweden must take its responsibility and protect them, writes Emelie Weski. Photo: Pixabay and Joakim Lindgren
Of: Emelie Weski
Jimmie Åkesson distributes leaflets in Turkey, Ulf Kristersson poses in hunting clothes and Stefan Löfven waits for help. At the same time, children and young people are being shelled at EU borders. Now Sweden must take its responsibility and help the children who need our protection, writes Emelie Weski from LSU - Sweden's Youth Organizations.
March 11, 2020, Debate
Sweden must be given priority, the Sweden Democrats' party leader Jimmie Åkesson in his Almedal speech. The picture is from 2017. Photo: News Oresund (CC BY 2.0)
Of: Alice Agneus, Marika Ploman and Sofia Brännstrom
When Jimmie Åkesson talks about external issues, it is about migration. How Sweden should act in the world or in collaboration with other states is not mentioned in his Almedal speech. Sweden must be prioritized and "hold together" - among other things through a tough criminal policy.
July 8, 2019, Analysis
It was Sweden and Swedish values that were in focus in Ebba Busch Thor's Almedalstal. The picture is from her speech in 2018. Photo: Politikerveckan Almedalen (CC BY 2.0)
Of: Erica Fahlström, Isabell Carlsson and Sarah Hyde
Values, family policy and the January agreement were on the agenda during Ebba Busch Thor's Almedal speech. But global development issues shone with their absence.
July 7, 2019, Analysis
Equality and climate were two main topics in Magdalena Andersson's Almedal speech. The picture is from her speech in 2017. Photo: News Oresund (CC BY 2.0)
Of: Josefine Lundh, Lovisa Novak and Sana Pirot
In a personal, Sweden-focused speech, the Social Democrats' Magdalena Andersson emphasized our common responsibility for the future. She specifically mentioned climate and gender equality as global distribution issues in need of social democratic solutions.
July 6, 2019, Analysis