five years ago became the green Party the second largest Swedish party in the EU parliament and spokesperson Gustav Fridolin bathed in a fountain in the centre of Stockholm on the night of the election. Now showing the rates that the Greens lose one or more seats in the election.
" Had you asked me five years ago if we would be the second largest party, I had probably not dared to say it. We had a very strong final sprint of the election campaign. I hope for the same results this time as well, " said climate and environment minister Isabella Lövin, when the DN hits the spokesperson in her office at the ministry of the environment.
the Party leadership has in recent years repeated that the path from the low the rates is to talk more about the party's priorities – climate and environment. Nevertheless, where the MP near to go out of the parliament in the autumn elections. Partiföreträdare has claimed that it has been difficult to reach out with questions.
" I feel frustration that we don't become greater and had an impact of our policies at an earlier stage, so that Greta and all the young people had escaped to go to the streets and protest against the adults. Had our policy been a success for the 40, 30 or 20 years ago, and we had car-free inner cities, expanding public transport, electric vehicles, renewable fuels and self-sufficiency of solar cells on the roof and more organic farming. But we have not had enough support. You can be self critical and ask themselves: why have we not reached out better with our message?
– We have tried. We have done as best we could. Unfortunately, reality has proven us right in our concerns for what we are doing with our planet.
a single climate issue that is particularly important for the EU to solve together. She points to the energy supply, transport, industry, agriculture, and better train connections within Europe, to reduce flying.
– You can't be fooled into thinking that it is a single action that will move society. The EU is hugely important for us to get acceptance for a climate policy where one does not feel that it will be unfair. If we want to go forward faster in Sweden, pointing companies in Sweden punished and that the others do not need to do it.
– We will not pay more. We are big nettobidragare to the EU budget and the need to ensure that the EU budget becomes more efficient. We need to look at agricultural subsidies and the structural funds, and see what we can reduce if the Uk leaves the union. Farm subsidies will go very much to the production. We want to protect the part that goes to strengthen the biodiversity and ecosystems so that the ecosystem services on which agriculture is to be protected.
" Yes, it would, of course, do. It is the whole point of the EU-cooperation, that it will affect all EU farmers in the same way. Then you have a neutral level.
– It is expensive, it is dangerous and it takes a long time. The renewable is much cheaper, it is here and now and it is on the expansion. It is strange to launch nuclear power as a key issue in EUROPEAN elections, when it stands in the Lisbon treaty, article 194 member states has the right to its own energy mix. We have self-determination. More money for research for the fourth generation of reactors? It has already invested 20 billion on research and so far it has not resulted in a single produced kilowatt-hour at european level.
– It is a false idea spread by the M and KD. It says nowhere in the IPCC report that nuclear power is needed. However, the different scenarios in which researchers are looking at how the development might look like with different proportions of nuclear power. There is no recommendation from the IPCC. They write very clearly that new nuclear power does not contribute to the global objectives, thus, the agenda 2030 and that it is expensive and that slutförvaringsproblematiken is not resolved.
" this is a complex issue. Party and the green group in the european parliament have landed in this line.
" I think we should protect artists and creators opportunities and rights.
the Conservatives open to the benefit of nuclear energy
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