Tag: Sweden Democrats

  • Martin Kinnunen (SD): We will be involved in the government’s climate policy

    Martin Kinnunen (SD): We will be involved in the government’s climate policy

    One of the government’s major challenges is to reduce Sweden’s carbon dioxide emissions in order to reach both the national and EU climate targets. They mean, among other things, that Sweden’s net emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere must be zero by 2045 at the latest and that emissions must have decreased by 63 […]

  • Parisa Liljestrand (M): I am uncompromising about “arm’s length distance”

    Parisa Liljestrand (M): I am uncompromising about “arm’s length distance”

    One of the things that the Government has highlighted as particularly important in cultural policy is the principle of an arm’s length distance between politics and the content of culture. A general definition of arm’s length is that politics sets the framework with money and organization, but does not interfere with the content and artistic […]

  • They fought the gangs with harsh punishments – and won

    They fought the gangs with harsh punishments – and won

    Conflict travels to a country that actually seems to have succeeded in the fight against gang violence. In one year, the murder rate in El Salvador has more than halved. Increased penalties and tough police operations have filled the prisons and calmed the streets in the country that was recently one of the world’s most […]

  • 460: Finland lets go of Sweden’s hand

    460: Finland lets go of Sweden’s hand

    Finland is getting ready for a scenario where Turkey lets them in but not Sweden into NATO. At the same time, the defense alliance’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, opens the possibility that this could be the case. This causes headaches for Swedish politicians who, after all, worked based on the hand-in-hand-with-Finland scenario. Ribbenvik leaves the […]

  • Johan Pehrson (L): Education must combat unemployment

    Johan Pehrson (L): Education must combat unemployment

    Johan Pehrson is Minister of Labor Markets and Integration and party leader for the Liberals. He is interviewed by Cecilia Strömberg Wallin. Unemployment is predicted to increase as Sweden approaches a recession, at the same time as there is a shortage of labor in industry and healthcare.How many of the unemployed can take the jobs […]

  • 458: New bottom note for the NATO process

    458: New bottom note for the NATO process

    Rasmus Paludan’s burning of the Koran angered Turkish President Erdogan so much that he now says that NATO membership is out of the question as long as Sweden allows the burning of the holy book. At the same time, the Social Democrats attack the Sweden Democrats and say that Prime Minister Kristersson’s cooperation with Jimmie […]

  • Magdalena Andersson (S): The government has gone further than the agreement with Turkey requires

    Magdalena Andersson (S): The government has gone further than the agreement with Turkey requires

    Social Democrats party leader Magdalena Andersson is interviewed about the NATO process, what the Social Democrats want with nuclear power and what she wants to do in the meantime in opposition. This week, Turkish President Erdoğan said that Sweden should not expect Turkey’s support with the NATO application, after first a doll representing Erdoğan was […]

  • Right-wing example in Europe, long-term impact still uncertain

    Right-wing example in Europe, long-term impact still uncertain

    © Provided by Xinhua Voters across much of Europe have swung far to the right in their quest for change as they have been hit by rising energy bills and record inflation intensified by the ongoing Ukraine crisis. ROME, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) — With successes in Italy and Sweden and a foothold in Hungary and […]

  • Yearender: Right-wing example in Europe, long-term impact still uncertain

    ROME, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) — With successes in Italy and Sweden and a foothold in Hungary and Poland, right-wing nationalism has been on the rise in Europe in 2022. Voters across much of Europe have swung far to the right in their quest for change as they have been hit by rising energy bills and […]

  • 450: The winners and losers of politics in 2022

    450: The winners and losers of politics in 2022

    2022 has been an exceptionally eventful year. It started with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which led to civil peace here at home and Sweden gave the thumbs up to NATO. Then the election campaign took place where high fuel prices, electricity prices, recession and inflation caused all parties to compete to see who could offer […]

  • Good morning World!

    Good morning World!

    In Godmorgon the world, the Panelen, gossip by Nina Wormbs, Public Service and gossip by Mark Levengood. Here is the full content of the program: Hour 1: It freed Kherson – he hid the orphanage children Packages or money – which is better to give? Olaf Scholz’s first year as chancellor in Germany Chronicle by […]

  • 447: Kristersson is punished by impatient voters

    447: Kristersson is punished by impatient voters

    The government backs down in Statistics Sweden’s recent party sympathy survey compared to the election results last autumn. All government parties lose, but the greatest loss is for the cooperation party Sweden Democrats. How is it that? We also dig into the Social Democrats’ figures – why are they doing so well? The climate debate […]

  • Ramberg: This is how voters would vote if there were elections today

    Ramberg: This is how voters would vote if there were elections today

    Statistics Sweden has released its party sympathy survey, the statistics show the election results if there were parliamentary elections today. The Social Democrats are increasing sharply and the Sweden Democrats are decreasing the most. Hear Ekot’s political commentator Tomas Ramberg about how the parties are doing.

  • The snow has come to Kyiv, alternatively the soccer World Cup, C chooses party leader

    The snow has come to Kyiv, alternatively the soccer World Cup, C chooses party leader

    In the million-strong city of Kyiv, residents queued at the water pumps this week, after the infrastructure was heavily damaged by Russia’s rocket attacks this week. Now winter has brought new challenges. Our correspondent Lubna El-Shanti reports directly from Kyiv. He creates an alternative Soccer World Cup The World Cup in Qatar has now been […]

  • LO: The managers cannot get more than the workers

    LO: The managers cannot get more than the workers

    Ahead of next year’s wage movement, LO has come forward with demands for a wage increase of 4.4 percent and a low-wage initiative. At the same time, inflation is over nine percent. Why should LO’s members accept such a large real wage reduction? Susanna Gideonsson says that LO takes responsibility for not driving inflation with […]

  • The change of power – when SD let L into the government

    The change of power – when SD let L into the government

    Ekot’s reporter Katarina Helmerson follows members of parliament Anna Starbrink (L) and Leonid Yurkovskiy (SD) from the election until the formation of the government. Hear their description of the parties’ cooperation and how Starbrink, who was previously against SD cooperation, handles his new role. That’s how the Tidö Agreement came about After three days in […]

  • Sweden will probably refuse to accept Bulgaria in Schengen

    The Swedish government’s proposal to accept Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia in the so-called Schengen agreement will likely be rejected by the parliament in Stockholm. The reason is that the Social Democrats and the Sweden Democrats do not agree on the situation in the fight against corruption and organized crime in these countries. This means that […]

  • Lena Hallengren (S): The Tidö agreement pits groups against each other

    Lena Hallengren (S): The Tidö agreement pits groups against each other

    It is not stricter migration policy or harsher punishments per se that Lena Hallengren primarily opposes. But she believes that the Tidö Agreement, the agreement the government reached with the Sweden Democrats, contributes to dividing Sweden. “I mean that the division is in the tone you have, the hate speech that still creeps in when […]

  • VOA Immigration Weekly Recap, October 2329

    VOA Immigration Weekly Recap, October 2329

    Editor’s Note: Here’s a look at immigration-related news around the United States this week. Questions? Tip? Comments? Email VOA’s immigration team: [email protected] DACA made federal regulation, but future remains uncertain The Biden administration has revised a program that shielded from deportation hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, hoping […]

  • New Swedish government tightens migration policy

    New Swedish government tightens migration policy

    Sweden has historically been seen as Europe’s most welcoming country to refugees, but observers say that changed in 2015 when the government decided to close its borders. The election in September of a new government led by the far-right Sweden Democrats has further tightened migration policy. Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson’s Moderate Party, the Liberals and […]

  • The Swedish Confederation asks the new government to finance all costs on board ETCS – RailTech.com

    The Swedish Confederation asks the new government to finance all costs on board ETCS – RailTech.com

    The Swedish public transport association Svenskkollektivtrafik has drawn up a wish list for the new government with a view to structural reforms to increase travel via public transport. Notable requests for railways are for the state to finance all costs for equipment on board the European Train Control System (ETCS), and to prioritize the maintenance […]

  • Prime Minister Modi congratulates Sweden’s Ulf Kristersson on becoming the new Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Modi congratulates Sweden’s Ulf Kristersson on becoming the new Prime Minister

    New Delhi [India], October 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Ulf Kristersson, the Moderate party leader, on becoming the next Prime Minister of Sweden. The Prime Minister said he looks forward to working together to strengthen bilateral relations. “Congratulations to HE Mr. Ulf Kristersson on his election as the next Prime Minister […]

  • A new government is formed in Sweden

    STOCKHOLM, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) — Sweden’s new government was announced Tuesday, consisting of newly elected Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and 23 ministers from the Moderates, Christian Democrats and Liberals. The minority government will cooperate on budget and policy issues with the far-right Sweden Democrats, which became the second largest party in the country’s parliament after […]

  • SD’s sister parties in Europe

    SD’s sister parties in Europe

    The Sweden Democrats’ electoral success and the party’s new influence have received quite a lot of attention outside of Sweden. But the political development in Sweden corresponds well with a European pattern. National Gathering in France, Vox in Spain, FPÖ in Austria – strong parties on the outer right can be seen all over Europe. […]

  • The Riksdag approves Ulf Kristersson as the new prime minister

    STOCKHOLM, October 17 (Xinhua) — The leader of the Moderate Party, Ulf Kristersson, was voted by the Riksdag to be Sweden’s new prime minister on Monday. Kristersson received 176 yes votes in the Riksdag with 349 seats, while 173 voted no. There were no abstentions. Kristersson is expected to announce his new cabinet on Tuesday. […]

  • The story of Ulf Kristersson’s way to power

    The story of Ulf Kristersson’s way to power

    The moderates’ party leader Ulf Kristersson began his career in politics in the 1980s. Hear about the path from moderate school youth in Eskilstuna to the position of prime minister in 2022, through bloody presidential battles, election campaigns, debates and the complete reversal of the Sweden Democrats. Contributor: Tomas Ramberg, domestic political commentator Program manager: […]

  • Swedish party official suspended after Anne Frank’s post

    Swedish party official suspended after Anne Frank’s post

    STOCKHOLM – An official from the Sweden Democrats was suspended by the far-right party for making derogatory comments about the Jewish teenage diarist Anne Frank. In an Instagram post that has now been deleted, Rebecka Fallenkvist called Anne, among other things, “immoral”, according to Swedish media. Anne, who wrote a diary while hiding in Amsterdam […]

  • The Tidö agreement, SD’s recruitment plan, party congress in China

    The Tidö agreement, SD’s recruitment plan, party congress in China

    This is how the Sweden Democrats recruit their top forces After the election, a series of new political posts will be appointed – political officials, press secretaries, state secretaries and not least all posts in regions and municipalities. And there it can often be difficult to find people with political experience. How much does a […]

  • The right-wing government takes power in the EU state

    The deal to form a three-party coalition includes political concessions to the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats Three Swedish parties have reached an agreement to form a minority coalition that relies on parliamentary support from the right-wing Sweden Democrats. It means a big change for the Scandinavian nation, where the anti-immigration movement has a direct influence on […]

  • Sweden reveals right-wing government

    The deal to form a three-party coalition includes political concessions to the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats Three Swedish parties have reached an agreement to form a minority coalition that relies on parliamentary support from the right-wing Sweden Democrats. It means a big change for the Scandinavian nation, where the anti-immigration movement has a direct influence on […]

  • The right-wing parties agree on government documents – hear the entire press conference

    The right-wing parties agree on government documents – hear the entire press conference

    The moderates’ party leader Ulf Kristersson held a press conference together with the party leader of the Sweden Democrats Jimmie Åkessonthe party leader of the Christian Democrats Ebba Busch and the Liberal party leader Johan Pehrson. The substrate is called The Tidal Agreement, after Tidö castle outside Västerås, where the parties negotiated. The government will […]

  • 436: SD’s opportunity to pressure the government

    436: SD’s opportunity to pressure the government

    The Sweden Democrats are the party that gets to lead the most committees, four, which is one more than S. Much attention has been directed at SD’s Richard Jomshof, appointed chairman of the justice committee, after previous quotes and statements bubbled to the surface. Negotiations are still ongoing, but it does not look like SD […]

  • Kantar Sifo: Extremely even between the blocks four days before the election

    Kantar Sifo: Extremely even between the blocks four days before the election

    The blocs are far too evenly matched to draw any conclusions according to Kantar Sifo’s compilation of the state of opinion. According to the compilation, the Sweden Democrats are still larger than the Moderates. The Liberals and the Green Party end up just over the barrier. Hear Kantar Sifo’s CEO Toivo Sjörén and Ekot’s political […]

  • Swedish leader tackles crime, energy fears on the campaign trail

    Swedish leader tackles crime, energy fears on the campaign trail

    NORRTALJE, Sweden – Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson was on the campaign trail Sunday, a week before Sweden’s national election, to address fears over gang violence and rising electricity bills. Andersson traveled by bus to communities near Stockholm to try to calm the voters. The Sept. 11 election comes amid a sense of increasing insecurity, with […]

  • Ekot’s party leader hearing: Ebba Busch says no to SD in the government

    Ekot’s party leader hearing: Ebba Busch says no to SD in the government

    Party leader of the Christian Democrats Ebba Busch was interviewed by Monica Saarinen and Johar Bendjelloul. Among other things, Ebba Busch was asked about letting the Sweden Democrats form part of a government. Also hear commentary from Thomas RambergSveriges Radio’s domestic political commentator.

  • The battle over quota refugees and the family feud in SD

    The battle over quota refugees and the family feud in SD

    This summer, we broadcast special episodes about the four topics that young voters between the ages of 16-29 ranked as the most important before the election, according to the SOM institute. The order is environment, crime, immigration and healthcare. In this program we talk about immigration, which therefore comes in third place. We are talking […]

  • SD’s white paper reveals founders with a Nazi background

    SD’s white paper reveals founders with a Nazi background

    A significant part of the people who founded the Sweden Democrats in the late 80s came from “Nazi, racist and undemocratic contexts”. That is the conclusion of the first part of the book about the party’s past. Participants: Historian of ideas Tony Gustafsson, Martin Kinnunen (SD) and Pontus Mattson, political reporter at Ekot.Host: Pia FridénSent […]

  • Summary of Almedalen’s fourth day

    Summary of Almedalen’s fourth day

    During Almedalen’s fourth day, the Sweden Democrats’ party leader gave a speech in the morning and the Center Party’s party leader Annie Lööf gave a speech during the evening. The day is summarized and analyzed by Ekot’s domestic policy spokesperson Tomas Ramberg and host Odd Clausen. Listen to the program above.

  • Right now: Hear Jimmie Åkesson’s (SD) speech in Almedalen

    Right now: Hear Jimmie Åkesson’s (SD) speech in Almedalen

    The Sweden Democrats’ Jimmie Åkesson will be the last party leader from the right-wing parties to give a speech on the Almedalen stage. Earlier in Ekot’s hearing, he talked about the hesitation towards the Liberals and how it can be difficult to cooperate with the party. Listen to Ekot’s political commentator Fredrik Furtenbach’s analysis after […]

  • Right now: Jimmie Åkesson (SD) in Ekot’s party leader hearing

    Right now: Jimmie Åkesson (SD) in Ekot’s party leader hearing

    Now it is the Sweden Democrats’ party chairman Jimmie Åkesson’s turn to participate in Ekot’s party leader hearing during Almedalen Week on Gotland. The host is Mikael Sjödell and the hearing is followed by an analysis by Ekot’s domestic policy commentators Fredrik Furtenbach and Tomas Ramberg. Ekot broadcasts directly in the app SR Play and […]

  • Now Morgan Johansson’s fate is decided – follow the no-confidence vote

    Now Morgan Johansson’s fate is decided – follow the no-confidence vote

    The Riksdag is now voting on the confidence in Minister of Justice and Home Affairs Morgan Johansson. It was last week that the Sweden Democrats aroused distrust of Johansson after he received criticism from KU. The Moderates, Christian Democrats and Liberals supported the distrust. But those parties lack a vote to get the distrust through, […]

  • Member rags at night and Annie’s crisis

    Member rags at night and Annie’s crisis

    Is the Center Party the new crisis party, together with the Green Party and the Liberals? The party has lost half of its voters in one year and one of the reasons is that many of those who normally voted for Annie Lööf now vote for Magdalena Andersson. Much because of Andersson’s personality. Another reason […]

  • Ultima Thule – the band that plays SD into the Riksdag |  Part 3/3

    Ultima Thule – the band that plays SD into the Riksdag | Part 3/3

    Ultima Thule bans are introduced in schools and in the media the band is hunted down with questions about their past. The collusion with the white power movement, fans who heal and the criticism that follows eats away at the band. They are linked to the growing racism that is being debated extensively. Some record […]

  • Ultima Thule – the skinheads’ new favorite band |  Part 2/3

    Ultima Thule – the skinheads’ new favorite band | Part 2/3

    The punks have become skinheads and behind the band’s debut album is right-wing extremist Bevara Sverige Svenskt – BSS. Ultima Thule continues to hang in the circles around the growing white power movement and the pressure on the band increases. Who are they and what do they stand for? At the same time, the economic […]

  • Ultima Thule – how Sweden’s most controversial band is created |  Part 1/3

    Ultima Thule – how Sweden’s most controversial band is created | Part 1/3

    What starts as a punk band will become the Viking rock band all of Sweden knows. Loved and hated – the audience grows and the records sell at the same time as they are accused of being Nazis. How did the band get into nationalism and start singing about Sweden and love for the motherland? […]

  • NATO’s democracy problem

    NATO’s democracy problem

    Cast: John Boltonformer security adviser to Donald Trump, Paul LevinTurkey expert at Stockholm University, Sinan Ulgenformer Turkish diplomat and today linked to the think tank Carnegie Europe, Muriel DomenachFrance’s NATO Ambassador, Pierre Morcosat the Research Organization, Center for Strategic and International Studies, in Washington, Hisyar Özsoythe Kurdish party HDP’s head of foreign affairs, Aron EmilssonSweden […]

  • Security Policy Analysis – “NATO membership would be ‘conflict-preventing’

    Security Policy Analysis – “NATO membership would be ‘conflict-preventing’

    Six out of eight Riksdag parties are behind the content of the report. The Left Party and the Green Party are not behind the analysis as a whole. – All parties agree that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is the most extensive since World War II and the action constitutes a flagrant violation of international law […]

  • World Insights: Serious consequences await if NATO expands further

    STOCKHOLM, 9 May (Xinhua) – The Office of the President of Finland has recently confirmed that President Sauli Niinisto will make a statement on Finland’s NATO membership by 12 May. At the same time, Tobias Baudin, Secretary General of the ruling Swedish Social Democratic Party, said that the party will probably make a final decision […]

  • Sweden’s government party divided over NATO

    The women’s faction of the Social Democrats reportedly wants to stay out of the US-led military bloc Sweden’s ruling political party is said to be divided on the question of whether they should join NATO, as the women wing of the Social Democrats has demanded that the country be kept militarily neutral. Annika Strandhall, the […]

  • Finland and Sweden’s steady march towards NATO

    Finland and Sweden’s steady march towards NATO

    It is almost certain now that Finland and Sweden will join NATO, making it the largest political and military redesign of the map of Europe since the countries of Central and Eastern Europe joined the military alliance, as well as the European Union, in different waves in the end. of the 1990s and early 2000s. […]

  • Analysis: Finland and Sweden’s steady march against NATO

    Analysis: Finland and Sweden’s steady march against NATO

    It is almost certain now that Finland and Sweden will join NATO, making it the largest political and military redesign of the map of Europe since the countries of Central and Eastern Europe joined the military alliance, as well as the European Union, in different waves in the end. of the 1990s and early 2000s. […]

  • Swedish opposition may change attitude towards NATO

    Swedish opposition may change attitude towards NATO

    The leader of the Sweden Democrats says that he will advocate joining the US-led bloc if neighboring Finland continues to become a member A central opposition party in Sweden will reportedly try to change its attitude to whether the country should join NATO, if the neighboring country Finland applies for membership. Such a move would […]

  • The Swedish opposition party may change its attitude towards NATO

    The Swedish opposition party may change its attitude towards NATO

    The leader of the Sweden Democrats says that he will advocate joining the western military bloc if neighboring Finland continues to become a member A central opposition party in Sweden will reportedly try to change its position on whether the country should join NATO if neighboring Finland applies for membership, which could potentially pave the […]

  • SD turns on NATO: Sweden should join if Finland does

    SD turns on NATO: Sweden should join if Finland does

    If Finland chooses to join NATO, the Sweden Democrats should change their line and advocate membership in the defense alliance, says party leader Jimmie Åkesson to Swedish daily newspaper. Åkesson is supported by the party’s foreign policy spokesman Aron Emilsson: “It is important that Sweden and Finland keep pace”. In that case, Sweden would get […]

  • Nyamko Sabuni resigns as Liberal party leader – hear the entire press conference

    Nyamko Sabuni resigns as Liberal party leader – hear the entire press conference

    Nyamko Sabuni was elected Liberal Party leader in June 2019. Internal strife over how the party stands to cooperate with the Sweden Democrats and low opinion figures have characterized the party for almost all the time since then. Sabuni resigns as party leader for the Liberals According to Nyamko Sabuni, she herself has stood in […]

  • Right now: Nyamko Sabuni (L) is leaving

    Right now: Nyamko Sabuni (L) is leaving

    Nyamko Sabuni resigns as party leader for the Liberals, she announces at a press conference. Nyamko Sabuni was elected party leader in June 2019. Internal disputes over how the party stands to cooperate with the Sweden Democrats have characterized the party for almost the entire time since then. Voter support for the Liberals has been […]

  • Åkesson (SD): Ukrainian refugees should not stay here permanently

    Åkesson (SD): Ukrainian refugees should not stay here permanently

    The Russian invasion of Ukraine has made the Sweden Democrats think in new directions about both their defense and migration policy. How do Jimmie Åkesson and the Sweden Democrats reason about the new refugee situation and what happens if the war is prolonged? Hear party leader Jimmie Åkesson in Ekot’s Saturday interview.

  • 395: Politicians open their hearts

    395: Politicians open their hearts

    Ukraine continues to dominate Swedish politics. On Wednesday, the Defense Committee declared that the defense will receive more money – a rare display in defense policy agreement. Refugees are welcome Sweden opens its arms and receives Ukrainian refugees – now Europe must be helped. How are we to understand the rapid turnaround and who do […]

  • VMA in Ängelholm

    VMA in Ängelholm

    It is the Sweden Democrats’ chairman of the municipality, Darko Mamkovic, who is angry when he sees the Norrköping City Museum’s exhibition “Co-operation and resistance”. It is an image that provoked the Sweden Democrats’ strong man so much that he made a police case out of it. P4 Story tells about the exhibition that is […]

  • Aron Emilsson (SD): Does not exclude Swedish NATO membership

    Aron Emilsson (SD): Does not exclude Swedish NATO membership

    The war is raging in Ukraine and one million people are on the run. What do the Sweden Democrats want Sweden to do? And how does the party view Swedish NATO membership? SD on Swedish membership in NATO The Sweden Democrats have already been in favor of a so-called NATO option, ie that the Swedish […]

  • Aron Emilsson (SD): Does not exclude Swedish NATO membership

    Aron Emilsson (SD): Does not exclude Swedish NATO membership

    SD on Swedish membership in NATO The Sweden Democrats have already been in favor of a so-called NATO option, ie that the Swedish government should state that Sweden can join NATO if we want to, but have always maintained its principled opposition to joining the defense alliance. But Russia’s invasion of Ukraine means that the […]

  • 390: SD and the Russian bear

    390: SD and the Russian bear

    In connection with the Ukraine crisis, the Sweden Democrats are once again criticized for being weak towards Russia. How well-founded is the criticism and how well does Jimmie Åkesson’s reasoning land when he refuses to choose between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin? Outside the Riksdag, two new small parties are emerging in the form of […]

  • The collapse of the Danish People’s Party

    The collapse of the Danish People’s Party

    Participants: Erik Holstein, political analyst, Altinget, Søren Espersen, politician, Danish People’s Party, Aalaa Aldyab, student, Jens Asmundsen, sausage seller, Thies Mathiasen, politician, Danish People’s Party, Torbjørn Fristed, former politician, Danish People’s Party, Mattias Karlsson, International Secretary, Sweden Democrats. Host: Robin [email protected] Reporter: Paloma [email protected] Producer: David [email protected] Technician: Elin Hagman

  • 383: This year’s big question special about politics

    383: This year’s big question special about politics

    Is there any difference between the TV series that Sweden Democrats and Social Democrats follow? How to identify political election slogans? And why do we care a little about politicians’ partners in Sweden? Do not miss when Ekot’s political commentators Tomas Ramberg and Fredrik Furtenbach answer the listeners’ smart and fun questions! Participants: Fredrik Furtenbach […]

  • 381: The election will be a referendum on nuclear power

    381: The election will be a referendum on nuclear power

    The Moderates, the Christian Democrats, the Liberals and the Sweden Democrats have at least one thing in common: they are positive about nuclear power. With record prices for electricity and warning signals of a deteriorating power balance in the Swedish electricity grid, the nuclear power issue has gained new fuel. In this week’s episode of […]

  • New book explains why the mainstream right is doomed

    New book explains why the mainstream right is doomed

    ? Riding the populist wave? shows how the far right dictates the counter-argument to progressives in areas such as immigration and EU integration? with the result that the mainstream right is now facing an existential crisis. The former EU Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, is a big beast in politics, but his socket last week from […]

  • The Liberals remain on record low support in Statistics Sweden’s survey

    The Liberals remain on record low support in Statistics Sweden’s survey

    Today, Statistics Sweden presents its large party sympathy survey, statistics that show the election results if there were parliamentary elections today. The Liberals and the Green Party remain under block, according to Statistics Sweden’s large party sympathy survey. Since May, the changes are small. Only one change is statistically significant – the Center backs 1.1 […]

  • Sweden’s first female prime minister presents her government

    Sweden’s first female prime minister presents her government

    Copenhagen, Denmark. (AP) – Sweden’s first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson, presented her one-party-center-left-minority government on Tuesday with only a few changes compared to the previous government. Andersson, who has been Sweden’s Minister of Finance, chose Mikael Damberg to replace her in that role. Damberg had previously been Minister of the Interior. Andersson, the leader […]

  • Sweden’s first female prime minister elected for the second time in a week

    Sweden’s first female prime minister elected for the second time in a week

    Stockholm [Sweden]November 30 (ANI): Magdalena Andersson has been reappointed Prime Minister, less than a week after she resigned within a few hours of taking office. According to Aljazeera, Magdalene Anderson became prime minister and resigned a day later, after her budget was rejected in favor of one proposed by the opposition, which included a far-right […]

  • 2nd LD Writethru: Magdalena Andersson re-elected Swedish Prime Minister

    STOCKHOLM, November 29 (Xinhua) – The Swedish Parliament once again elected Magdalena Andersson as the country’s Prime Minister on Monday, after she was elected and later resigned last week. To be re-elected, Andersson only needed a majority of the 349 members of parliament to not vote against her. She was supported by 101, while 173 […]

  • Right now: Prime Minister’s vote on Magdalena Andersson – again

    Right now: Prime Minister’s vote on Magdalena Andersson – again

    The second prime ministerial vote on Magdalena Andersson (S) in the Riksdag is now beginning. Several members of the Riksdag will cast their explanations of vote before the actual vote. Annie Lööf (C) talks about a collaboration in the middle and that the alliance rules in many municipalities and regions. “It would be devastating for […]

  • The Swedish Parliament will vote on Magdalena Andersson’s Prime Minister

    The Swedish Parliament will vote on Magdalena Andersson’s Prime Minister

    Photo: Focus.ua Sweden’s Riksdag convenes today to vote on the election of Magdalena Andersson as Prime Minister. Andersson made headlines when she was elected Sweden’s first female prime minister on Wednesday. She resigned on the same day as her coalition government collapsed after the Riksdag rejected the budget that Andersson’s Social Democratic Party and the […]

  • Jimmie Åkesson (SD) speaks at the party’s national days

    Jimmie Åkesson (SD) speaks at the party’s national days

    The Sweden Democrats’ national days are currently taking place in Karlstad. There, the representatives will vote on the orientation program that will form the basis for the party’s policy before the election next year. In several policy areas, including housing and integration, the proposed focus program emphasizes the need for return. Hear party leader Jimmie […]

  • 377: The Sweden Democrats celebrate – and look to the election

    377: The Sweden Democrats celebrate – and look to the election

    The Sweden Democrats celebrated after the turbulent police day where their, M and KD’s budget proposal was adopted by the Riksdag, the Green Party left the government and Magdalena Andersson submitted her resignation as newly elected prime minister. Now the party is gathering in Karlstad to draw the direction for the 2022 election. SD wants […]

  • Inherited from Kent Ekeroth

    Inherited from Kent Ekeroth

    Exactly eight years ago, Swedish Radio started Erik Hedtjärn follow the then new and unknown Member of Parliament Kent Ekeroth. During two terms, he became one of the Sweden Democrats’ most famous politicians. In the unique recordings from SD’s closed meeting room in 2010, one hears the newly elected members of parliament Kent Ekeroth and […]

  • 375: The Center Party is the loneliest in Sweden now

    375: The Center Party is the loneliest in Sweden now

    The Social Democrats’ party leader Magdalena Andersson had time to celebrate her new role as prime minister for just over seven hours before she announced her resignation. That after the Center Party chose to abstain in the budget vote, which led to the opposition’s budget proposal winning, and which in turn made the Green Party […]

  • Sweden’s first female prime minister resigns hours after her appointment

    STOCKHOLM, November 24 (Xinhua) – Shortly after the Social Democrats’ leader Magdalena Andersson was elected by the Riksdag as Sweden’s first female prime minister on Wednesday, she resigned in the face of the difficult reality of having to lead a minority coalition government. Just hours after she was elected prime minister, the Riksdag adopted the […]

  • Sweden’s first female prime minister resigns hours after being elected

    Sweden’s first female prime minister resigns hours after being elected

    Sweden’s newly elected Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has announced her resignation just hours after writing history as the country’s first female prime minister. “I have told the president that I want to resign as prime minister,” Andersson told reporters on Wednesday in Stockholm, after the coalition led by her Social Democratic party was dissolved. The […]

  • Sweden’s first female prime minister ends hours later

    Sweden’s first female prime minister ends hours later

    COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Hours after being named Sweden’s first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson resigned on Wednesday after suffering a budget defeat in parliament and her coalition partner The Greens left the minority government with two parties. The government’s own budget proposal was rejected in favor of one presented by the opposition, which includes the […]

  • 373: A historic deal for the Sweden Democrats

    373: A historic deal for the Sweden Democrats

    Reduced tax on petrol and diesel, a new employment tax deduction and stricter asylum legislation. This is what some of the proposals look like in the agreement that the Moderates, the Christian Democrats – and for the first time also the Sweden Democrats – are behind. But the Liberals stand outside, and intend to vote […]

  • Children who are 12 years old must be allowed to change their gender in a bill for an EU country

    Children who are 12 years old must be allowed to change their gender in a bill for an EU country

    The Swedish government has proposed allowing children as young as 12 years of age to change their legal gender without a medical examination or approval. A bill states that only the guardian’s consent will be required. The bill, which was published for consultation by the Ministry of Social Affairs on Tuesday, reportedly contains two laws […]

  • Swedes can be allowed to change gender from the age of 12

    Swedes can be allowed to change gender from the age of 12

    The Swedish government has proposed allowing children as young as 12 years of age to change their legal gender without a medical examination or approval. A bill states that only the guardian’s consent will be required. The bill, which was published for consultation by the Ministry of Social Affairs on Tuesday, reportedly contains two laws […]

  • 368: The Moderates leave Liberals for Conservatives

    368: The Moderates leave Liberals for Conservatives

    When around 500 moderates gather in Skåne for a party meeting, it is discussed which direction the party has chosen. In matters of integration, criminal policy and employment. At the same time, the party’s opening against the Sweden Democrats is increasingly being discussed and the question is how the Moderates adapt their own policies. Ulf […]

  • Jimmie Åkesson about Lars Vilks and free art

    Jimmie Åkesson about Lars Vilks and free art

    Sweden Democrats’ party leader Jimmie Åkesson is this week’s guest in Ekot’s Saturday interview. Comment: Pontus Mattsson, political reporter at Ekot Host: Monica SaarinenProducer: Viktor MattssonTechniques: Tim Kellerman

  • Right now: Budget debate in the Riksdag

    Right now: Budget debate in the Riksdag

    Minister of Finance Magdalena Andersson (S) has submitted the Government’s budget bill for 2022 to the Riksdag. Starting at 1 pm, the budget will be debated in the Riksdag. It is the parliamentary parties’ economic-political representatives who participate in the debate. – We will not only return to how it was before, we will take […]

  • World Insights: Swedish Prime Minister rejected in historic no-confidence motion

    by Patrick Ekstrand STOCKHOLM, June 21 (Xinhua) – Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven lost a vote of no confidence on Monday after the same issue that brought him to power led to him becoming the first incumbent prime minister in the country’s history to be ousted. The no-confidence motion, which demanded 175 votes in parliament […]

  • Government formation 2018 – about betrayal, coffee and the Alliance’s death

    Government formation 2018 – about betrayal, coffee and the Alliance’s death

    A record number of Swedes go to the polls on September 9, 2018, but the next day no one knows who will become prime minister. If all parties adhere to their principles, Sweden will not have a government. Hear about a historic government formation. About how it felt for the moderate leader Ulf Kristersson to […]

  • 3rd LD Writethru: Swedish Prime Minister was rejected in a motion of censure

    STOCKHOLM, June 21 (Xinhua) – Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven was thrown into a no – confidence vote in parliament on Monday, as a majority of MPs supported his resignation. The Riksdag approved the Prime Minister’s motion of censure with 181 affirmative votes, more than the 175 votes required by Parliament with 349 seats. Meanwhile, […]

  • Swedish Prime Minister dismissed in parliament Confidence voted confidence

    Swedish Prime Minister dismissed in parliament Confidence voted confidence

    STOCKHOLM – Sweden’s parliament voted to oust Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in a no – confidence motion on Monday, giving the Social Democrat leader a week to either resign and leave the speaker job to find a new government or call a quick election. The nationalist Sweden Democrats had taken the opportunity to call for […]

  • Sweden’s Prime Minister Lofven was fired in Parliament’s no-confidence motion

    Sweden’s Prime Minister Lofven was fired in Parliament’s no-confidence motion

    Sweden’s parliament voted to oust Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in a no – confidence motion on Monday, giving the Social Democrats’ leader a week to either resign and give the speaker the job of finding a new government or calling a quick election. The nationalist Sweden Democrats had taken the opportunity to vote last week […]

  • The Riksdag rejects Prime Minister Lofven in a vote of no confidence

    The Riksdag rejects Prime Minister Lofven in a vote of no confidence

    Sweden’s Prime Minister, Stefan Lofven, has been thrown into a vote of no confidence by the country’s parliament, after failing to secure support for his rent reform. The move paves the way for either a speedy election or a caretaker government. Lovfen was fired by parliament on Monday and became the first Swedish prime minister […]

  • Right now: Distrust vote against Stefan Löfven

    Right now: Distrust vote against Stefan Löfven

    The risk day is now gathered to vote on the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, which decides the Swedish government’s future. The background is that the left-wing leader Nooshi Dadgostar has stated that she lacks confidence in Stefan Löfven due to the government’s investigation proposal to introduce free renting on newly produced tenancies. […]

  • Swedish governments face mistrust

    STOCKHOLM, June 17 (Xinhua) – Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven will face a vote of no confidence on Monday, opposition parties announced on Thursday. If the vote were to take place, the vote would lead to a speedy election or a caretaker government. The threat of a no-confidence motion was first raised by the Left […]

  • Stefan Löfven: May request extra election or dismissal

    Stefan Löfven: May request extra election or dismissal

    Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (S) is critical of the Left Party declaring that the party lacks confidence in the government. Four parties intend to vote to overthrow Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and his government in a no-confidence vote next week. “To throw Sweden into a political crisis in this difficult situation for the country, it […]

  • Ebba Busch: We will vote to overthrow the government

    Ebba Busch: We will vote to overthrow the government

    The Christian Democrats support the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. The Sweden Democrats have submitted a claim of no confidence in the Prime Minister earlier today. “The Christian Democrats will vote red to remove Stefan Löfven,” said the Christian Democrats’ party leader Ebba Busch at a press conference. The statement is made after […]

  • SD demands distrust

    SD demands distrust

    The Sweden Democrats have filed a motion of no confidence in the Prime Minister. “My impression is that all four parties want to replace this government,” says Henrik Vinge, group leader for SD. Listen to Ekot’s domestic policy commentator Tomas Ramberg.

  • Jimmie Åkesson: Sweden is in a war-like state

    Jimmie Åkesson: Sweden is in a war-like state

    The Sweden Democrats’ party leader Jimmie Åkesson will give a speech at Järva Week on Friday. His message in the speech is that Sweden has gone from being a functioning welfare state to being in “a war-like state”. Åkesson blames the development on politicians and wants to nuance the picture of SD’s attitude to immigration. […]

  • The waiting day was not dead – it just slept

    The waiting day was not dead – it just slept

    Several heavyweight Social Democratic party districts want to abolish the qualifying period deduction for good, Ekot has reported. The demands are being driven ahead of this autumn’s party congress. The qualifying period in health insurance is one of Swedish politics’ oldest contentious issues. Right and left have been arguing about it for over half a […]

  • The MP wants the parties to agree on rules of the game for the budget

    The MP wants the parties to agree on rules of the game for the budget

    After the heated debate about the budget process in the Riksdag being jeopardized, the Green Party now demands that the parties jointly agree on the rules of the game for the next term. “I want to prevent the Wild West. I want the Riksdag’s work with the budget to be comprehensive, orderly and sustainable,” says […]