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Opposition united on EU policy: report

TT/The Local · 27 Jun 2010, 09:40

Published: 27 Jun 2010 09:40 GMT+02:00

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A new set of common EU policies forged by Sweden’s three-party opposition coalition has seen the Left Party and the Green Party sacrifice several of their traditional anti-EU stances.

The Red-Green coalition will stand for election on a largely EU-friendly platform, according to the terms of an agreement viewed by newspaper Dagens Nyheter.

“Our foreign policy direction will lie to the left of [foreign minister] Carl Bildt. But when it comes to taking action for Swedish interests there won’t be any real differences,” said Social Democrat foreign policy spokesman Urban Ahlin to the newspaper.

The two traditionally eurosceptic junior partners in the coalition have pledged to accept increased supranational cooperation within the EU in areas such as refugee policy, foreign policy and security policy. The Green Party, for instance, has abandoned its opposition to a beefed up EU role in fighting organized crime through increased cooperation between the police, customs and prosecutors.

The joint policy document also includes passages outlining the Red-Green coalition’s resistance to federalist tendencies in the EU or the creation of a fully fledged defensive military alliance. The Left Party has however agreed to support provisions ensuring that EU countries help defend any member state that comes under attack.

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19:40 June 27, 2010 by marco tru
please watch Brutal Badge on youtube, in 6 parts, especially part 5…And recommend it to your friends…. Thank you kindly!
21:39 June 27, 2010 by Kevin Harris
Can anyone tell me why on earth the Greens were opposed to a "beefed up EU role in fighting organized crime and increased cooperation between police, customs and prosecutors."?

Do they have some kind of connection with the Mafia?
22:45 June 27, 2010 by Nemesis
@ Kevin Harris

Have you ever met any of there supporters here in Sweden?

Sweden has a reputation for allowing those who support terrorism in other countries to freely go about fundraising etc. Social Democrats, Greens and communist party have a lot of sympathy with groups engaged in various activites worldwide.

An example is Ireland. There is now a peace process. Not perfect, but a big improvement. Extremists who oppose the peace process can only raise funding by robberies, drug dealing and trafficking in Ireland as they do not have real community support in Ireland. In Sweden they can freely fund raise. See http://d16500336.u218.surftown.se/

That was in the media in Ireland as supporting terrorism, yet the Swedish authorities refused to do anything about it. People in Ireland on both sides want peace, yet the Swedish authorities consider it OK to raise money to bomb, prostitute, traffick, drug deal and run protetion rackets.

Those people are praised and lauded by the social democrats, communists and greens.
03:30 June 28, 2010 by here for the summer

Thanks for the explanation ..
06:59 June 28, 2010 by sweco1
These Greens in Sweden and Finland are part of the Mafia.

But these Greens are only part of the bigger group that works together to control the power.

You need to know their real history to understand what is going on and who they are.

They say all these words to sound Green and care about people but in action it is all about making laws to help themselfs.

Normal people that are rotten on the inside.They have no soul.
08:07 June 28, 2010 by hilt_m
wow interesting views here. I think the greens were actually not for this policy because it has nothing to do with the environment, pretty simple really. It tends to take them a long time to fall in line with policy that is not environment specific. Bit like walking around with your eyes half closed I guess.
08:33 June 28, 2010 by RobinHood
It's an unspoken secret here in Sweden that the Green party is used by the FBI as a dumping ground for US mob informants placed on the witness protection progame. After face reconstruction and intensive language training, some of the most vicious criminals in the US organised crime industry are relocated to Sweden as a reward for breaking the mafia code of silence. The famous Teflon Don, John Gotti is a senior member; everyone in Sweden knows that.

The Green party has been doing this for years and getting away with it - pay them the right price and they will take anybody. A treasurer of the Stockholm Green party is in fact Elvis, and the Malmö branch chairwoman uncannily was never heard of until days after the "death" of Michael Jackson.
11:17 June 28, 2010 by Nemesis
Lots of terrorist groups fund raise in Sweden.

These groups do and are lauded by political activists in Sweden. They get representatives from those groups to speak at political meetings.

These are some of the terrorist fronts operating in Sweden.

Al-Barakaat (Al-Qaida front)

Al Aqsa Spannmål Stiftelse/Sanabil al-Aqsa (Hamas front)

Al-Wafa Humanitarian Organization (Al-Qaida front)

Ansar al-Islam (Partisans of Islam front)

Benevolence International Foundation (Al-Qaida front)

Global Relief Foundation (Al-Qaida front)

Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (Hamas)

Kongra-Gel/Kurdistan Worker's Party (KGK/PKK front)

Konsojaya Trading Company (Jemaah Islamiyah front)

Ireland Information group of Sweden (Real IRA front)

Palestine Liberation Front (PLF)

Palestine Islamic Jihad (PIJ)

Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC front)

Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (LTTE-Tamil Tigers front)

They all (Except RIRA) use the hawala transfer system to move money from Sweden to terrorist campaigns.

The people who run the protection rackets, enforced prostitution, trafficking and drug dealing, seem to fit the profile of those listed above.
11:22 June 28, 2010 by calebian22

11:23 June 28, 2010 by here for the summer
@robinhood .. you are funny ..

It is strange that the green party would have been against cooperating with the EU on law enforcement though .. I too would have thought that was a rational decision to support.
12:15 June 28, 2010 by McChatter
The Green Party, the Left and the Social Democrats will say anything that makes them more popular. If they can gain more support, they are prepared to state the opposite tomorrow. The have no comprehensive alternative policies as an alternative to the Alliance. Like Reinfeldt said: every time they announce a new policy, their poll ratings drop. They are just like the weather vane on a church. All they are interested in is Power, Power and more Power.
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