"Prime minister Stefan Löfven (S) in the big interview ahead of the EUROPEAN elections"
"TROLLHÄTTAN. Göran Persson warned that poor europeans would apply here as social tourists."
"16 years later, Stefan Löfven on election to stop the beggary – with better conditions in the home countries."
"– some people in Europe are in distress, for example, the beggars who cannot live good enough at home and then choose to put themselves on the street here, " he says."
"If a week goes by Sweden to the choice again. Now, it is about the development of Europe."
"Prime minister Stefan Löfven (S) weight the last week before the election to campaign. The last few days he has met with voters in Gothenburg and Trollhättan. "
"In the crowd at Frölunda torg were, among others, Ulla Karin Naslund, who worry that women's rights pushed back in country after country."
" We will never accept when a woman's right to her own body is being challenged. The option of abortion should be in the whole of the EU and we mark against member states which do not respect EU recommendations on, for example, sell the day-after-pill over-the-counter, " says Löfven."
"Stefan Löfven believes that the most important issues is about three things. A Europe that stands up for democracy and against growing extremism, the fight against climate degradation and the improvement of social conditions for citizens. "
"he wants to get to is beggary, which is also enshrined in S election manifesto. "
"16 years after that of his predecessor, ex-prime minister Göran Persson (S), warned of the ”social tourists” who would seek here for a better life, sitting thousands of people on their knees around Sweden and asking for money for their survival. Many are roma from Romania and Bulgaria. "
"Löfven believes that it overestimated the risk."
"– the Desire to move and leave their home is not so great. But we have evidently a few thousand who are forced to beg on the streets of Sweden and then we must, in dialogue with their home countries, to say that you have responsibility for your citizens. They should not have to sit here and beg, " he says."
"According to Löfven is the best way to tackle the issue to improve the lives of people in Europe, through what is called the ”social pillar”. The EU should push the member states to decide, he stresses."
" We have a common european labour market, it is good for Sweden, and we want it to be a movement. But we see also that some people in Europe are in distress, we have beggars who can't live well enough at home and then choose to put themselves on the street here, maybe in Trollhättan."
"Critics: Threatens sovereignty"
"Critics, including KD's top names Sara Skyttedal, have instead stressed the social pillar in the long term, a threat to Swedish sovereignty. That power over matters relating to welfare, childcare, and gender equality are at risk to end up in Brussels and lead to a superstate. "
"But there are concerns that Löfven completely dismiss. Instead, he argues that the criticism is ideological."
"– It is inaccurate and deceptive description. There is no decision-making power has shifted from the nation state to Brussels, it requires a fördragsförändring where all the countries agree, " he says."
" this is basically about those who are critical have always been critical towards social issues, that we are improving for wage and salary earners. They are very much in favour of the EU when we're talking about large corporations and capital and their opportunities. But when we're talking about ordinary people's conditions, then they are suddenly very uninterested."
"Stefan Löfven, however, makes no secret of the fact that he also looks a standard raise with increased prosperity and greater rights for the roma, for example, the possibility of real citizenship and identity evidence in the home, as a chance for Sweden to reduce beggary."
"If salaries are pushed down to the levels it is not possible to live on, if people cannot access care when they need it, and whether higher education is only for the most privileged, so people will look for countries with a good welfare for everyone, to Sweden," he says."
"But it would be the main reason why he pushes the issue he does not want to acknowledge."
" We have not made this social pillar for the existence of any ulterior motive, for we should only protect us. It is important in itself, but basically it's all about wage earners, regardless of where in the world you are, should be treated in a dignified way and be able to have a good life."
"Climate change is another of the S place. The party affirms that it is a systemomställning for countries and companies is required, and that the worst emitters should pay the most. The responsibility should not be placed in ordinary people's lap, they reason. "
"at the same time, many have started to reduce their carbon footprint. "
"Stefan Löfven himself has been affected."
"– I go more frequently to train, I think it is a great way to get around. But I can't always go by train, sometimes there will be a car. I eat less meat now than before, I try to eat more fish and other things, and I think to myself carefully when it comes to plastics use. I take, for example, tygkassen or a used plastic bag instead of a new one, when I go to Konsum and buy."
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"nPartiledarna traveling across the country to raise its EU-candidates."
"Here are three questions from the voters."
"today, Prime minister Stefan Löfven (S) on the valturné in Trollhättan."
"Ulla Karin Näslund, 66, retired, Indeed!, Gothenburg, sweden:"
"Question: How does the social democratic mps work to secure women's right to her own body?"
"Stefan Löfvens response:"
" We will never accept when a woman's right to her own body is being challenged. The option of abortion should be in the whole of the EU and we mark against member states which do not respect EU recommendations on, for example, sell the day-after-pill over the counter. "
"Sören Björkman, 76, retired, Tynnered, Gothenburg, sweden:"
"Question: What do the S do for all the countries in the EU to share responsibility for the reception of migrants in Europe?"
" We socialists and democrats are pushing for a strong EU framework with the requirement that all member states take joint and several liability. Do you not do it you should not get take full part of the EU funds and grants."
"Mariam Abdulhalim, 25, architect, Frölunda:"
"Question: do you Think you should be allowed to have a veil in the workplace, no matter what job you have?"
" No, not no matter what job you have. If it is required, by its nature or context, so can employers decide that employees are not allowed to carry any visible political or religious symbols on the job. It is reasonable."