"the Liberals said no to a bourgeois government, for that they did not want something with The sweden democrats to do. Now go party leader Jan Björklund, at the joint tour with the SD leader Jimmie Åkesson for the EUROPEAN elections."
" We are each other's opposites. We need to get up valtemperaturen, " says Björklund."
"We want to take the debate with SD, but we will not initiate any intergovernmental cooperation with them – on the contrary, it is the major political difference between us which justifies this debatturnén," says Jan Björklund to the TT."
"Even before the parliamentary elections he wanted to have a debate with Jimmie Åkesson about EU policies. SD then said that it is better to keep it for the EUROPEAN elections. Therefore, it is now three debates between them, in Stockholm, Gävle and Gothenburg."
" I hope that it will contribute to increased turnout and interest. The liberals and The sweden democrats are the two parties in policy-making that actually do something, unlike the other parties who try to resemble each other as much as possible. Everyone gets a little EU-critical. But here are two parties where konfliktlinjen is clear, says Jimmie Åkesson."
"the Question then is how the väljargrupp looks, where people hesitate between L and the SD."
" I think we generally need to increase the discussion of european issues in Sweden. A great many citizens do not even know that there are choices about three weeks. This is for the first time, Elections to the european parliament, where two clear options against each other, " says Björklund."
" It's not the purpose. The EU-the biggest problem is the low voter turnout, and there are some parties who are affected by it, especially my party, so the aim is to increase the interest and mobilise, " says Jimmie Åkesson."
"In what way is when L and SD of each other's opposites in this election? Liberals want to increase EU cooperation and deepen it in several areas, inter alia, by Sweden joins the euro. Sweden should be in the deepening of cooperation, according to the party."
"The sweden democrats want, on the contrary, slow down the trend towards increased supranationalism and bring back more power to nation states."