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Karin Karlsbro (L): We want to hook the arm with the Macron on the euro
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No, says Karin Karlsbro. No.

It is an unusual word from a representative of the Liberals in the EUROPEAN policy-making. The party goes to the election in a resounding yes to Europe.

But now talking toppkandidaten if, when she was asked to take the step up to first place on the EU list. No, she did not falter.

"I would never have accepted if I had been so convinced that our policies are wearing," she says.

have been unlikely place: In the middle of February was appointed Cecilia Wikström to the party's top candidate. On 9 march petades she, after criticism of her lucrative directorships. The 29 march was appointed Karin Karlsbro – director of sustainability at the property owners association and president of the network of Green liberals – to the new ime.

Cecilia Wikström have represented the Liberals in the european parliament since 2009. In recent years she has held the important post of coordinator of the work of the committees. What does it mean that the party will lose her influence, networking and knowledge?

Karin Karlsbro get the question three times, but do not want to say anything about the losses.

– There is no person who is greater than his own party. We have gone to the election on the Liberals ' policy, and it is the Liberal voters who we will represent. I see it more as a team effort.

the Turmoil around She is just one in a series of trials for the Liberals. The party is divided in regeringsfrågan and in June to Jan Björklund to resign as party leader.

I would almost describe that the issue of europe is in our party's dna

– It is then that I think it feels so safe and stable to go to the election on a policy of which we are so entrenched in and so agree. I would almost describe that the issue of europe is in our party's dna, " says Karin Karlsbro.

" I have not been a candidate for so long, but I have been on a visit and met a number of länsförbund already and felt a huge turnout for the list and our policies. So I see how we close ourselves together and go out and meet the voters for an issue that we think is so insanely important.

Image 1 of 2 Photographer Anette Nantell about the shoot: ”Karin Karlsbro want it to be visible in the picture that the Liberals are the most EU-friendly party. I borrow a flag at UNION house and we go out to the sea. It is extremely windy and cold... Photo: Anette Nantell Slide 2 of 2 ...the flag is blowing wildly in all directions and Karlsbro becomes entangled in the flaggtyget. There will be many laughs before the picture is sitting.” Photo: Anette Nantell Slideshow

For voters is Karin Karlsbro a doldis.

But she has had a range of heavy duty assignments for the Liberals – the president of the youth of sweden Luf, office manager at riksdagskansliet, chief of staff of the then minister for integration Nyamko Sabuni, a local politician in Stockholm and Norrtälje.

As ungliberal she was with and led the protests against France's testing of nuclear weapons in the Pacific in 1995. Critics boycotted French wines.

There was a time when France had a completely different role in european cooperation. They tested nuclear weapons, you didn't defend the free borders, says Karin Karlsbro.

" You could say that they have a bitter taste. The whole of the development in Hungary is deeply tragic, with Viktor Orbán in the lead, which slowly but surely has gone step by step to dismantle the rule of law.

”Other parties can't choose between Orbán and Macros. It can we.” This was the message from Liberals in social media a few weeks ago.

It was with reference to the DN's interview with christian democrat Sara Skyttedal, who want to overthrow both the Hungarian prime minister Orbán and the president of the French republic Emmanuel Macron.

the EU has such a chance to step forward and show leadership for the free world

”Merci beaucoup”, tweeted Karin Karlsbro when the French president recently announced an ambitious Europaprogram.

and Macrons French A Marche-party is agreed that Europe must take responsibility, when other major powers failing and closing.

– the EU has such a chance to step forward and show leadership for the free world, " says Karin Karlsbro.

– The Macros have done is to mobilize voters to push back the populist movement in France. It will play a big role in Europe's crossroads.

Read also: Europe Must choose between the Macron and Orbán?

But all the Macrons ideas are not obvious to a liberal. He operates, among other things, the rather protectionist idea that the authorities should choose the european companies in public procurement.

"Just that he presents a strong and appealing program in many respects, the future of Europe, so we don't agree on everything," says Karin Karlsbro.

However, she stands behind the Macrons vision of monetary integration in Europe.

the Year was 2006, and Karin Karlsbro was folkpartisten who dared to go against the grain and say yes to the congestion charge in Stockholm. Photo: ERICH WAS

the Other Swedish parties have put the euro to the page, and requires the EU to slim down the budget, when Britain leaves the union. But the Liberals are pushing not just a requirement that Sweden should join the monetary union, but also want to give the EU more power over fiscal policy and greater resources.

" No single issue is so important for Sweden's role in the EU, just the euro. That Sweden today is not listed in the sammanträdesbord which decides and takes important strategic decisions concerning the euro area, it is very bad for us, " says Karin Karlsbro.

No single issue is so important for Sweden's role in the EU, just the euro area

– We say yes to an enhanced cooperation also in the area. We want to hook the arm with the Macron and the others who want to go further and deepen cooperation. So, yes, we want to go in the same direction.

" Now we face a situation in which a country leaves the EU. We get a hole in the budget. And at the same time, we have a long series of tasks that we need to solve. Then we will need resources. So we are willing to increase the budget.

the Liberals also say ' yes ' to a european social policy and european defence cooperation and the european public prosecutor's office. In addition to the party introduce a carbon tax across the EU.

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

– There are risks to EU tax, but it is without a doubt enormously greater risks and dangers that we are not doing enough to tackle climate change, " says Karin Karlsbro.

" There is a frustration of the people. That too little is being done about climate change. Or over development when it comes to crime. In Europe demonstrates a young generation for it to be done more for the climate.

– Then one must also find ways forward where we can make a decision. We have the united nations. Where do you talk. But in EUROPE, you can actually make a decision.

" No, not yet, but we hope that it will do it. I meet many people who have frustration that there are forces in both the united states and Europe, who want to access and tear down the pretty basic things. It is time to stand up against it.

”We have the united nations. Where do you talk. But in EUROPE, you can actually make a decision,” says Karin Karlsbro. Photo: Anette Nantell

and populism ruled the Liberal route in the regeringsfrågan in the winter, when the party said yes to a budgetary cooperation with the social democrats and the green Party. However, views differed.

A range of heavy profiles in the league would much rather see moderatledaren Ulf Kristersson as prime minister, despite the complications with The sweden democrats.

Karin Karlsbro argued on the contrary in the Aftonbladet newspaper that the party would take place in a blocköverskridande government.

Now, she is more diplomatic.

" I like always to try to maximize their influence. Then we had a discussion within the party, where a majority of the party chose the path we now have gone. For the Liberals ' part, it has been a good outcome. I'm very satisfied with.

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