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Fredrick Federley (C): We should eat better, climate-smart meat – I eat a lot
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It is a great shame, " says Fredrick Federley.

the Centre's work, talking about how Danish farmers defying the EU ban and cut knorrarna on the piglets.

he made a success in the EUROPEAN elections with a campaign to save the kultingarnas tails. That promise he has failed to do so.

– We have made hundreds of different things. We have put questions to the commission, we have had hearings, we have had hearings. The problem is that there is a failure from the commission, who must take the initiative to actually do something, " he says.

Fredrick Federley begins to speak faster. He wants to show that he and his colleagues get things done in parliament. .

Every time that the EU is doing wrong, then we are extremely talented to be there and criticize

other senior politicians, he warns of the threat from the authoritarian and nationalist forces in Europe. He believes that the antidote is an EU that solves people's everyday problems.

"It's not always fun to sit half the night in the negotiations, but it is where we make a difference," he says.

He thinks that the EU has a pedagogical problem: When everything is in order, the union may no attention.

" No one thinks about how well it works. To all of the shops are filled with products, that we have medicines that are safe, and that we can buy cut flowers from Africa that do not contain diseases or harmful insects. But every time that the EU is doing wrong, then we are extremely talented to be there and criticize.

Stockholm, 8 June 2004. A young Fredrick Federley in the EU-debate with miljöpartisten Yvonne Ruwaida. Photo: Sven-Erik Sjöberg

the cherished ideals of the Centre party. But it was hardly Federleys main character traits, when he broke through as the pugnacious president of the youth league, Cuf for approximately fifteen years ago.

He really comes from Cardiff, in the county of Västmanland, but was associated for many years with storstadsliberalerna in Stureplanscentern, and far-reaching ideas about the abolition of compulsory attendance, polygamy, and the flat tax.

l valuation issues on human rights, lgbtq people and issues of gender equality, we can look to the left

Fredrick Federley spring 2019 likes to talk about the political center and their hopes for the liberal partigruppen ALDE, where he also is vice chairman of the board.

" We are prepared to disband our group and create a new political group. We have done a letter of intent with the Macrons party in France, that ALDE and his party to form a new constellation in the european Parliament, " he says.

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is that the EU-critical right-wing and the strengthening of the traditional conservative and socialist parties losing influence. Fredrick Federley hope that the liberals will thus have more to say about – among member states in the council, the commission and the european Parliament.

" we Can be the second largest grouping, then it will be around the us as the decisions doing the rounds. Then the Liberals kingmaker in Europe. In economic matters, and företagarfrågor, it may mean that we look to the right for a collaboration. l valuation issues on human rights, lgbtq people and issues of gender equality, we can look to the left.

01:00. the Party's EU policy in a minute

An obstacle on the way to the middle kingdom is the disastrous start of the Swedish Liberals ' election campaign. In the beginning of march petades toppkandidaten and ALDE colleague Cecilia Wikström.

not that the crisis is affecting The results significantly.

– Given the polls, there are not a lot trying to get in there. The outcome of this election is about two other factors. First, that voters are ready to be political and swingers in the EU elections. On the other hand has been able to deliver in the legislation.

the Liberals ' previous biggest winner in the european policy, Marit Paulsen, announced even before the petningen by Cecilia Wikström that she stands behind Fredrick Federleys candidacy to the european Parliament.

in the fight for the animals and agriculture during her last and his first year in parliament.

" If I had a small gap, then I went and added me on her sofa. Then did she and I listened, " he says.

I eat lots of meat. My own lamb,

Just five years ago is animal husbandry a profilfråga of the Centre party, and just as with knorrarna requires Fredrick Federley that the EU will sue member states that violate the rules. This time it is all about the movements of the animals, where the parliament tightened the requirements in the several rounds, but to get to grips with the problems.

– that's It. And it has been a very long time. Animal husbandry in general and the use of antibiotics, we have worked with since we became members in 1995. Now the stopper released. Parliament is not the problem, but the member states and the commission. We will continue to be on.

– It is meaningful. I'm going to do very much during the term. Both the animal welfare and antibiotics, the environment, climate and so on. But it is a huge structural problem within the EU that the member states either add extras or simply ignore certain things. Do you do it repeatedly so it must have consequences. Either direct fines or the withdrawal of regional aid or aid for agriculture.

May 2014. Fredrick Federley take care of a saboterad poster on Sveavägen in Stockholm. It is less than three weeks to go until the EUROPEAN elections and it got frizzy in the polls. Photo: Fredrik Funck

nevertheless, that the animals are on their way to get it better in Europe, through the so-called veterinärmedicinförordningen.

" We are sharpening the use of antibiotics and prohibits antibiotics to healthy animals as a preventative measure. And a long list of other things.

In fårhuset on the Norrby farm outside of Cardiff – where the interview is done, bräker lammungarna.

the Centre's work on a matter of food and climate.

– I eat lots of meat. My own lamb, " says Fredrick Federley, who has a small farm in the Valleys.

The smartest thing that you can do as a consumer is to buy Swedish produced meat instead of brazilian-imported

– If you think that it is only where to download climate policy, then we will be quite plain. The really big sectors have to contribute too, that is to say cement, steel, heavy industry, heating and cooling of our homes. Where are the really big greenhouse.

" Well, yes it is. But the smartest thing that you can do as a consumer is to buy Swedish produced meat instead of brazilian-imported. You do not contribute to the deforestation of the rain forest for sojaproduktion and pastures for the animals. At the same time as you are helping to keep the cultural landscape open in Sweden. Pastures also binds very much carbon dioxide.

Photographer Anette Nantell about the picture: the Sheep are shy, and two people are needed to herd them around Fredrik Federley. The newborn lamb that he is holding has been named the Number One. Some impersonal name, I point them out and suggest instead of Ann-a. Fårbonden go with the renaming of the lamb. This is the second time I photograph Fredrik Federley among the sheep. Photo: Anette Nantell

" We should give priority to what we eat and we should eat better, climate-smart meat. We will most likely eat more vegetarian in the future also.

– It is usually well be so that the candidates have it before they enter the european Parliament. One of the Green party's current members would ride the train back and forth each time, but realized that he never would get to meet his family. You need to go about two hours before you got home.

the EU sharpens climate policy, among other things, impose requirements on the car industry and combat the various member states of exception.

" When we negotiate renewable energy, it will always be a couple of gummiparagrafer. Then, a number of countries that are deeply kolberoende fall away.

If and when Britain leaves the union occurs a large hole in the budget. In DN EU interviews, open Swedish parties to the right and the left to save significantly on agricultural policy.

the way forward for the liberal Federley:

" I think that the cap will reduce in size and as a proportion of the budget. But for me, there is no plausibility in claiming that the agricultural policy is going to pay for everything else.

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