"Take the Swedish children home to IS parents - now!"

The al-Hol camp in Syria is home to about 70 people, many of whom are children. Photo: Y. Boechat / Voice of America

Of: Kerstin Edquist

The children of Swedish IS fighters who are stuck in Syria should be taken home immediately. It writes several debaters and directs harsh criticism against the government. In addition, Sweden's responsibility to receive refugees and respect the right to asylum was debated.

February 6, 2020, Current debate

Oil refineries and punitive tariffs will help the climate

Preemraff in Lysekil

Expanding the oil refinery in Lysekil is a good global environmental policy, according to the Sweden Democrats' Martin Kinnunen. Photo: Lars Falkdalen Lindahl (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Of: Kerstin Edquist

Can an oil refinery in Sweden be good for the global climate? Or should we impose tariffs on big emitters like the US and China? These are issues that have been debated this week. In addition, feminist foreign policy has received both praise and rice.

January 30, 2020, Current debate

Hot debate on climate strikes and Greta Thunberg

This week's climate strikes have been debated extensively on Swedish debate and leadership pages. Photo: Julian Meehan (CC BY 2.0)

Of: Kerstin Edquist

Swedish opinion pages have this week turned inside out on the question of how they should relate to climate activist Greta Thunberg and the movement she started. At the same time, the Swedish government is being criticized for its climate policy, which is called both dishonest and "bourgeois insanity". And the opposition - they get criticized for flying to Israel at the same time to go to a celebrity party.

September 25, 2019, Current debate

High hopes for the new Foreign Minister

New Foreign Minister Ann Linde. Photo: World Trade Organization (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Of: Kerstin Edquist

In just over a week, Sweden has received a new foreign minister, a new government declaration and a new budget. This has, of course, caused debate in the Swedish media. Several organizations are hoping for more feminism in foreign policy. The Liberals want to see rapid support for activists in Hong Kong.

September 19, 2019, Current debate

We want to give you knowledge and perspective about the world

Smog in Cairo.

Although sustainable cities are crucial to the planet's survival, it is rarely discussed in the media or politics. Here's smog over Cairo. Photo: Sebastian Horndasch, CC BY 2.0

Of: Kerstin Edquist

How do we really portray the world? This is an issue that FUF's editorial staff has struggled with many times. What prejudices do we have? What colonial heritage do we carry with us when we write? In which parts of the world are our major knowledge gaps? And what stereotypes do we create about different people and countries? To turn and rotate […]

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November 1, 2018, Leader