"mep Cecilia Wikström and the former mp Said to the House tops the list for the Liberals in the elections to the EUROPEAN parliament in may."
"The outgoing party leader Jan Björklund sees this year's EUROPEAN elections as the most important since Sweden became a member in 1995."
"– It is very anti-european winds, as it looks now, extrempartier on both sides that are very critical to the cooperation to have the tailwind, " says Björklund at a press conference in connection with the partirådet in Solna, which is nailed to the candidate list and kampanjbudskapet."
"Partirådet voted down the nomination committee's proposal to allow member of parliament, Allan Widman top the list after Cecilia Wikström. His place went instead to the former mp Said Abdu, Widman will have to settle for fourth place."
"Björklund says that he will bet everything in their last EU-election campaign as liberal leader, in a difficult opinionsläge."
"– It would be disappointing if we were to go back and extrempartierna go forward, " says Björklund."
"He claims that the L is actually the only parliamentary party who want to see more cooperation in the EU. The other bourgeois parties, the social democrats and the green Party are most anxious in their approach to the EU, he believes. And the Left party and The sweden democrats want to go out but have set to dark it in the election campaign, according to Björklund."
"Cecilia Wikström, hope that the role of the most EU-friendly party to ensure that the two L-seats can be retained. In the EU elections in 2014, the coalition party got the whole of the 10 per cent, in large part because of Marit Paulsen-was at the top of the list."
"– What we believe in, we want to pass on to others and it will give us two seats, however, believe Wikström."
"She highlights that the Liberals are the only party pushing for a european aviation tax and the european carbon tax."
"– We need to fill a brexithål in the EU budget, where would the revenue come in very handy, " says Wikström and aims that the EU loses a significant membership fee when Britain leaves the union."
"1. Cecilia Wikström, member of the EUROPEAN parliament."
"2. Said Abdu, former member of parliament."
"3. Maria Weimer, a former member of parliament."
"4. Allan Widman, member of parliament."