The debt crisis after the pandemic

Photo: John McArthur, Unsplash

Of: Rine Mansouri

The corona pandemic has hit everyone hard, but now another type of crisis is expected to hit low- and middle-income countries, a debt crisis of enormous proportions as a result of the pandemic's effects and strain on their already fragile welfare systems. One potential solution, according to the International Monetary Fund, is so-called Special Drawing Rights.

May 3, 2021, Report

Can Sweden's aid become more effective?

Save the planet

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

Does Swedish development assistance need more bureaucracy?

Office workers

Of: Rine Mansouri

Swedish development assistance would become more efficient with more management costs. That is the opinion of a professor of political science in Dagens Nyheter. Another debater advocates a global base income to tackle the economic crisis in the wake of the corona pandemic. And the criticism is harsh against Israel's plans for annexations of the West Bank.

May 28, 2020, Current debate

Refugees at the EU border stir up emotions

Migrants in Greece

The migrants who try to enter the EU stir up strong emotions on debate and leadership sides in Sweden. Photo: Freedom House

Of: Rine Mansouri

After Turkey opened its borders with Greece this weekend, there has been a debate about Sweden's responsibility to receive refugees and respect the right to asylum. Debate and leader pages have advocated everything from tougher boundaries to more solidarity with the people who are fleeing.

March 5, 2020, Current debate