Health care will be the main campaign issue for the Christian Democrat party to take into the general election in September.
- Opposition party.
- Budget for 2018.
The centre-right opposition criticised the government budget for lack of long-term reforms, and warned the economy may over-heat due to all the spending.
- Ineffective action.
Swedish members of the EU parliament are disappointed in the government efforts to free two Swedish citizens detained by Turkey.
- Reaction to Batra resignation.
In reaction to Anna Kinberg Batra's resignation as leader of the Moderate Party, Liberal leader Jan Björklund called on his Alliance coaltion partner to now "close the door" to cooperation with the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats.
- Cross-party deal.
Defence analyst Jacob Westberg believes that the deal on increased defence spending struck between the government and two parties of the opposition is in line with the expectations from the Swedish Armed Forces.
- New kind of employment contract.
The four centre-right opposition parties want to introduce a new form of employment, with 70 per cent of a normal starter salary, to try to bring more people who are young, or are new in Sweden, onto the labour market.
The welfare state seems set to become a key battleground in the run-up to the 2018 general election with the Christian Democrats becoming the latest party to wade into the debate during Almedalen Week.
- Current government is weak minority.
The Center Party has warned its Moderate Party ally that the centre-right coalition will end if Moderates negotiate with Sweden Democrats.
- To cut pensioner tax.
The Christian Democrat Party wants to raise SEK 15 billion from extra sales fees in order to cut tax for pensioners.
- Moderates and Christian Democrats.
Leaders of Sweden's centre-right opposition have expressed worry over the election of Donald Trump as President of the USA.
- Shadow proposal.
Family is at the centre of the Christian Democrat's shadow budget for 2017, which was presented by leader Ebba Busch Thor on Monday.
- Sweden Democrats on the rise.
The governing Social Democrats and Greens have the lowest voter support in many years according to an opinion poll conducted by Novus and published by Swedish Radio News on Saturday.
- The December Agreement.
The collapse of a political agreement on budgetary votes between the government and Sweden's center-right opposition has rekindled a sense of uncertainty in Swedish politics.
- "The sky is the limit."
Sweden Democrat party leader Jimmie Åkesson gave his speech last night at Almadalen, saying that they are aiming to be the biggest party in Parliament.
- "More cooperation with NATO"
Family, defense and the fight against terrorism was at the center of Christian Democrat party leader Ebbe Busch Thor's first speech ever at Almedalen.