The outside world must react when countries fail

Venezuela's flag, which is at the heart of this week's debate.

Of: Celina Lindgren

This week's debaters have focused on the whole world when the Davos summit ends and Venezuela enters political turmoil. At the same time, the political situation in Turkey is being discussed. Although the debaters are based on different continents, they agree that the outside world must react and take responsibility for human rights and democracy.

January 30, 2019, Current debate

UN summit raises voices on climate

Climate summit in Katowice, Poland

The climate summit in Poland (COP24) has started the debate on climate issues in the Swedish media. Photo: ©

Of: Celina Lindgren

This week, the UN climate summit COP24 opened in Katowice, Poland. Something that has started an intense environmental debate in the Swedish media. While many emphasize the importance of acting quickly, others focus on where the responsibility should lie.

December 5, 2018, Current debate

Who will stand up for human rights?

Protest against arms trade with Saudi Arabia.

Human rights activists in London are protesting against the arms trade with Saudi Arabia. Photo: Campaign Against Arms Trade (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Of: Celina Lindgren

The murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi still makes its mark on the Swedish debate. At the same time, other debaters are worried about Jair Bolsonaro's victory in the Brazilian presidential election. In addition, Sweden's deportations of children, and incorrect figures on the number of climate refugees, are being debated.

October 31, 2018, Current debate

Disagreement on how the EU should deal with migration

Queue of Syrian refugees on the border between Hungary and Austria. Photo: Mstyslav Chernov [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], from Wikimedia Commons

Syrian refugees queue on the border between Hungary and Austria. Photo: Mstyslav Chernov CC BY-SA 4.0 (

Of: Celina Lindgren

This week, EU heads of state and government gathered in Salzburg to discuss migration. The Swedish debate has thus been marked by different opinions about which line Sweden should take on the issue. While some want the responsibility to be shared between EU Member States, others say it is better to focus on refurbishing EU borders.

September 26, 2018, Current debate