A political scientist attending the Green Party conference tells Radio Sweden that, in order to reverse negative polling trends, the party needs to steer government politics in a “green direction”.
- Political scientist: They have failed on a number of important environmental issues(4:22 min) (4:22 min)Conference in Linköping.
- Party congress in Linköping.
As the Green Party conference kicks off on Friday, a fresh poll of polls shows that the Social Democrats' coalition government partner has dropped below the 4-percent threshold to stay in parliament.
- Two candidates go on to second round.
Swedish politicians are lining up to support the centrist candidate in France's presidential election, with only the Sweden Democrats' Jimmie Åkesson backing his far-right rival.
- Calls for common Alliance budget.
Sweden's conservative Moderate Party is ready to defeat the Social Democrat-Green Party government on a key vote, which could open the way for Moderate leader Anna Kinberg Batra to become prime minister - but neither the Centre Party nor the Liberal Party support the move.
- Unhappy over sale of coal plants.
Eight former leaders of the Green Party have heavily criticized their party for compromising core beliefs in its coalition with the Social Democrats.
- Newcomers are experienced politicians.
How significant was the government reshuffle? Not very, one political scientist tells Radio Sweden about Prime Minister Stefan Löfven's minister selections Wednesday.
- Åsa Romson and Gustav Fridolin.
Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfven declined to speculate on the political futures of the Green Party's spokespersons Åsa Romson and Gustav Fridolin after the pair announced that they are prepared to step down.
- Leaders' fates in hands of nominating committee.
Åsa Romson and Gustav Fridolin are prepared to step aside as co-spokespersons for the Green Party if members decide to change leadership, the two said at a Monday press conference.
- Sweden's 'alternative' party.
Although the Green Party has been in Swedish Parliament since the late 1980s, the group may still be a little green behind the ears when it comes to national politics due to their original aim to be Sweden's alternative to established parties.
- Yasri Khan.
Education Minister Gustav Fridolin apologized Wednesday on behalf of his party the Greens after a member refused to shake a female reporter's hand on religious grounds.
- Kaplan, Romson, Khan.
Just mid-way through the week the Green Party, part of the coalition government, has seen one of its ministers resign and has suffered a series of media gaffes.
- Green party's Mehmet Kaplan.
The Swedish housing minister is facing criticism after a photo emerged showing him attending a celebration where Turkish nationalist extremists were also present.
- Heavy on benefits, short on change.
Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson's spring budget is optimistic, with forecasts of GDP growth and a steady decline in unemployment, but members of Sweden's political opposition say it fails to address the nation's long-term problems.
- Calls to stop flights by 2038.
A government-commissioned review has called for expanding Stockholm's main international airport, Arlanda, and shutting down the capital's more centrally located Bromma Airport in order to make way for more housing.