Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Sweden "Missed" Global Opportunities
Via The Local: As Stefan Löfven attempts to form a coalition government, Social Democrat MEP Jytte Guteland says her party needs to focus on Sweden's international image. "Let us briefly look up from all the post-election analysis and the debates surrounding forming Sweden's next government and directing our focus outwards. What is Sweden's role in the world today and how we want it to be in the future? Carl Bildt's years as Sweden's Foreign Minister were filled with backtracking, scandals, and appeasement and the country missed many opportunities to be a key player on the world stage. Historically, we have much to be proud of. Sweden has been a strong voice for justice, solidarity, and human rights. For me, this picture has changed over time with Carl Bildt as Foreign Minister.