Everything you need to know about the new foreign espionage laws

In November, the Riksdag voted through the new laws on foreign espionage – something that has met with strong criticism from both the media industry and former whistleblowers. Photo: Johannes Jansson. Source: Wikimedia commons.

Of: Vilma Ellemark

On January 1, the controversial foreign espionage laws came into force in Sweden. Critics fear that the laws make it more difficult for journalists and whistleblowers to report on wrongdoing in international collaborations. But how can espionage laws restrict the media? And why were the laws voted through despite the criticism? The development magazine explains what you need to know about the law changes.

January 13, 2023, Development magazine explains

Ulf Kristersson (M) focused on domestic policy in his Almedal speech

The Moderates' party leader Ulf Kristersson touched on the issue of NATO membership during his Almedal speech. Otherwise, he left out global development issues. Photo: Brusk Ismail.

Of: Brusk Ismail, Hanna Carlsson, Linnea Ljungar and Sara Lannebo

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.

July 4, 2022, Almedalen - article, News

Week 6: Criticism of investing in nuclear power - could make Europe more dependent on Russia

Sweden imports nuclear fuel from Russia, something that the MP uses as an argument against M, KD, L and SD's willingness to invest heavily in nuclear power. Photo: Canva.

Of: Elise Olsson

The Swedish nuclear debate has become a security issue linked to Russia and Putin's influence over Europe. At the same time, debaters have over the past week raised that in the shadow of the crisis in Ukraine, Russia's influence risks even taking root in Belarus.

February 14, 2022, Current debate