wonder Sara Skyttedal. The christian democrat top candidate in the EU elections looks tormented.
She has just been asked if she prefers the French president, Macron, or the Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán. She stops, do not want to use swear words.
– Both are equally destructive. I want to overthrow the both of you, " she says finally.
This is the core of Sara Skyttedals message on the eve of the elections to the european Parliament on 26 may: the EUROPEAN union is at a critical stage. Therefore, she wants to fight both the EU-enthusiastic federalism and the EU-critical populism – both Macron and Orbán.
" They openly EU-critical forces does not give the impression of being anything other than a few who try to destroy cooperation in the EU. But at least equally destructive is the EU's federalist trajectory right now. If you are forcing Europe to come all the tighter in the for the many questions, I think that the friction between the countries is increasing rather. It risks tearing apart the cooperation of the foundation, " she says.
If you are forcing Europe to come all the tighter in the for the many questions, I think that the friction between the countries is increasing rather
She refers inter alia to the Macron administration's pledges on the EU as a ' peaceful empire”.
" Imperialism in Europe has a really freaking bad track record. Everything from the roman empire to Napoleon. It is quite unnecessary in a political context, to make references to Hitler. But anyone who has tried to dominate this continent have failed.
" I think that the EU should find a way back to what was the basic idea. Through trade and cooperation, with a focus on creating a shared prosperity and keep the peace. We also need to strengthen the EU's role in the world and stand up for democracy and human rights.Västerås, sweden 9 October 2015. Sara Skyttedal celebrates with champagne after KD voted to leave Decemberöverenskkommelsen. Photo: Roger Turesson
Orbán's governing party, Fidesz has been criticised for infringement of the rule of law and democracy. The EU has launched a so-called article 7-procedure for review of Hungary, for example, could lose the right to vote. In the days determines the conservatives partigruppen EPP if Fidesz will be kicked out. Swedish Christian democrats are pushing.
– There must be some limit to how far away from the shared values of you can go. In Hungary, has been compromising the things that freedom of the press, independence of the judiciary and the possibility for the opposition to organise themselves, " says Sara Skyttedal.
– Just the reasoning have been the reason that you have had the Fidesz left quite a long time. It is for this reason that I strongly oppose that Hungary would be thrown out of the EU, and thrown in the hands of Putin and the gang. It would be very, very dangerous.
" It's just one of those countries that it has commenced an article 7 procedure against, on very good grounds. It is Hungary. Therefore I see so clearly would rather a partnership with Macron. But if I get a question in a different context I think I would rather vote pass.
Sara Skyttedal, today, the mayor of Linköping and the former president of the youth league, KDU, is not known to respond consolatory. She belongs to the party of högerflygel, and celebrated with champagne when Decemberöverenskommelsen spräcktes at the christian democrat national conference of the party in the autumn of 2015.
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IN the EU, she wants to engage in big questions. Despite the fact that it is said that a member of the EU parliament gets the most done by focusing hard.
" It's the kind of thing I can afford. ”Focus on a small, small issue. You are american and you are from a small batch, so expect nothing more.” But I think that the Swedish politicians and the government in Sweden has nedprioriterat EU cooperation, in a time where the EU is very ductile. I think that it is possible to influence the EU in the larger features.01:00. the Party's EU policy in a minute.
In principprogrammet from the 2015 beat the Christian democrats, that the EU should be ”a social market economy” and that the european model to reconcile personal freedom with ”a social safety net for all”.
But in the EU elections in 2019 is campaigning Sara Skyttedal against the idea of a european social policy.
, Stefan Löfven in the lead, has paved the way for the new social pillar in the EU. It is a list of 20 points with recommendations on social rights EU citizens can expect – from equal pay to equal work, to children's right to preschool.
– Welfare is an area that lends itself horrible for the supranational compromise, " says Sara Skyttedal.
She takes, as an example, a new EU decision to earmark two months of parental leave for each parent.
– For Sweden, there will be no change this time, but it is not at all certain that there will not be a solution that will affect us the next time. The social democrats have been so incredibly naive as to have believed that you can lift up the issue to the EU level, and get exactly the solution that they themselves want.
the social democrats have been hugely naive when you have thought that you can elevate the issue to the EU level, and get exactly the solution that you want
Sara Skyttedal would also like to draw the EU social fund for the most vulnerable countries.
" I think that Sweden should manage its regional policy itself. We are a rich country in Europe. The EU's common resources should go to the poor countries.
" I would take back the social pillar completely. And I would give the EU greater power in foreign policy.
– the Moderates, the Centre party and the SD. If you look at the röstningslistorna, I think that it is the de facto looks like.Sara Skyttedal think that the EU is facing a crossroads: More or less power to the union? Photo: Roger Turesson
A member of the EU parliament serves as 90,000 dollars a month. There will be other benefits, as the disputed kontorsstödet of 45,000 dollars a month. A prominent members can use as they please, without accounting.
Sara Skyttedal intend to show their receipts – but only internally in the partigruppen.
" It's a bit wrong to call it kontorspengar. It can also be about different types of conferences and seminars that are a little more strategic choices for a party. Stuff like that and I dont want to be the Party should know, " she says.
to Brussels tend to disappear from the limelight. But Skyttedal plan to take a lot of place in the Swedish debate.
"Watch me," she says.
" I have the åsiktstourettes.
in the Past, she has called partivännen Pernilla Gunther for the ” traffic accident” and ruled out centerpartisterna as ”tricksters” and ” quislingar” after januariavtalet. Those boycotting the airline industry is singled out as ” dumpuckon”.
She thinks that the airlines need money for climate-smart investments.
”I think this flight more. It is my carbon offsets” she wrote in a typically polemical text on Twitter.
" I'll veckopendla to Brussels, so I will definitely fly more. However, I tend to choose airlines that invest in new technology, " she says.
" I was very angry when I wrote it. I am sure I could use other words to express the same anger. But I will not get this perfectly engineered politician who makes a triangulerat answers that have been tested on any focus of any PR agency. I think it is a much greater threat to the democratic call than my aggro-tweets.
" Well, I've been active on EU level in a few years and I get frustrated many times. But I also know that to engage people in Brussels, it is very important to build networks and alliances. So I can't keep on anyway.
Comment by Ewa Stenberg: Skyttedal choose a place between the M and SDLink to the graphics