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The EU-populists threaten the Swedish welfare
"The EU-populists threaten the Swedish welfare"

"IF Metall: Every vote for continued collaboration and development is needed"

"This is an opinion piece. It is the writer who stands for the views that are put forward in the text, not Against."

"April is the month when the winds of change literally sweeps over Sweden. The snow is melting, the buds deficiencies, the birds begin to sing. Even within the industry, april is a clear period of transition. At least if we look at the exports. "

"the Whole three quarters of it industry workers produce are sold outside Sweden's borders. We had just had our Swedish market to sell to, had the factories been closed down and the industry workers had to go home already at the beginning of april. So early in the year is the production corresponding to the need in the domestic market is finished."

"So divided, of course, does not output the up in practice, but the thought experiment is telling. Sweden's export-dependent cannot be underestimated. Without good trading opportunities with the outside world, our export industry have great difficulty to grow and develop."

"Similarly, our common welfare. For we know that it is precisely the industry that finances a large part of our welfare through its export earnings."

"Two-thirds of the exports go to countries within the EU's so-called internal market, and, thanks to our membership of the EU is widening our domestic market of ten million people to over 500 million. But it is not only the internal market that makes the difference. Through the EU we get better trade agreements with countries outside Europe than we had, if we stood alone. "

"Sweden had, of course, trade with other countries even before we became part of the EU, but a lot has happened since 1995. In today's globalised world, it is required that a small, export-dependent country like ours hooks arm with the other, and actively seek beneficial partnerships. Our job needs the EU."

"When new members are now to be elected to the european Parliament, it is unfortunately in a time when högerpopulismens simple solutions to complex problems, winning a hearing over Europe and the world. Brexit is a deterrent example of how these simple solutions instead of creating more complex problems that few foresaw."

"We also see how a protectionist-minded Donald Trump seemingly illogical based handelsmurar to the world. It is alarming, not only in the short term. A single wrong decisions can create a negative spiral that becomes difficult to stop for a long time to come. Increased tariffs and barriers to trade would have major consequences for a small country like Sweden, both for the industry and for the welfare."

"The right-wing and right-wing populists now mobilise before the Elections of the european parliament stands for something completely different than co-operation and development. In a time when we need transparency for secrecy. When the modern industry requires cooperation across borders signal the wider vision."

"They are not only a threat to democracy, or against our human and trade union rights and freedoms. If their reactionary ideas would have an impact, it would also be devastating to our jobs and our welfare."

"Therefore, we must be clear what is at stake for this year's european parliament Elections. We will continue to develop partnerships with the outside world needed a EUROPE where the far-right is not given a decisive influence. Then we have that protects the jobs and welfare first and foremost, take us to the polls, but also ensure that others do. Every vote for continued cooperation and development will be needed."

"when IF Metall's members go and vote in may, they have already spent two months of the year to the production destined for other countries. It is a thought worth to carry around, so here in the brytningstider."

"nMarie Nilsson, chair, IF Metall"

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