The joint initiative ahead of the EU elections on may 26 means that the sweden democrats 'Jimmie Åkesson and the Liberals' Jan Björklund will meet in Bromma in Stockholm, Gävle, Göteborg, sweden, to discuss EUROPEAN issues.
Pressträffen started by Jimmie Åkesson, who is hoping that their initiative will contribute to a greater valintresse and increased voter turnout.
– the Aim is to be able to speak to the point. These debates in the tv has its place and function, but here we shall be able to go a little deeper, something I find lacking in the political debate, " says Jimmie Åkesson.Image 1 of 2 Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT Slide 2 of 2 Jimmie Åkesson (SD) skuggboxas with Jan Björklund (L) during the press conference. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT Slideshow
this is one of the most important EUROPEAN elections that have taken place since Sweden joined the union and took up the högernationalistiska forces is rising in Europe. SD is a part of the högernationalistiska the wave and want to basically leave the EU, " says Björklund and says to the Liberals on his side is the most EU-friendly.
" I challenged Åkesson on these debates already in the fall, when we agreed to shoot at them.
" We must take the debate and we liberals who believe in european cooperation and are willing to take the debate.
the Liberals ' EU-policy is the opposite of SD's.
"We are each other's opposites," says Björklund.
at the same time is valturnén an initiative from both ways. The first debate takes place in Stockholm on 8 may, the day after the meet the party leaders in Gävle. The tour will conclude in Gothenburg, sweden on may 15.
– the Purpose of the debates is to get more people to vote, and to trigger the debate around the EUROPEAN elections, We want to increase the interest for the EU-election, the answer Björklund on the question of why they are going out on tour.
selected strongly against to cooperate with The sweden democrats. To keep the party from outside influence in parliament was crucial for the party in the decision to drop until the social democrats through the so-called januariavtalet.
In connection with the L and C included cooperation with the Löfven government warned the L-leader of the centre-right cooperation could be over for a long time to come. The reason was a fear that the Conservatives would begin to approach The sweden democrats.
In the electoral campaign gave Jan Björklund also a promise to their child, who is adopted, he will never help to give the SD any political power.
the Liberals and The sweden democrats have different views on the EU: the Liberals want more cooperation in Europe, while SD wants to have less supranationalism and more national power. The previous requirement of a ”Svexit”, is that Sweden should leave the EU, however, the SD released. Instead, the plan is to reform the EU from within.
the party congress in Örebro, sweden, where commented the spokesperson Isabella Lövin the common valturnén between L and the SD.
" Interesting, this is the first time I hear about it. I can not comment on it further with the it is, of course, a way to attract attention. I hope that it raises the commitment in a positive way, " says Isabella Lövin.
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