Sweden Faces Hung Parliament as Far Right Movement Gains Group

Sweden’s far-right party, the Sweden Democrats, gained nearly 18 percent of votes in general election. Thus making the Sweden Democrats, an anti-immigration nationalist party, the second largest in parliament. According to The Irish Times, the Social Democrats, Sweden’s once dominated party fell to 28.4 percent, its lowest level of support […]

The Rise Of Anti-Immigrant Sentiments In Scandinavia

Although the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden have been the forefront of pro-immigrant policies in the last decade, anti-immigrant attitudes have begun to rise in recent political discourse. Considered as states with democratic political postures, the reversion to more conservative attitudes and policies have redacted their progressive liberal […]

The Rising Influence Of Sweden’s Far-Right Party

Recently, the West has been swept by a wave of nationalist and far-right parties. Euro skepticism, anti-immigration and Islamophobia are some of the key similarities between each party’s platform. Italy, Germany, Austria and Poland are some of the countries that witnessed far-right sentiments spread among its people. Similarly, Sweden is […]

N.A.T.O., E.U. Military Drills Playing With Fire In The Baltic

Long before the Trump-Russia scandal or even the Cold War, on the first Monday of every March, June, September, and December at 3 p.m., Sweden’s citizens have awaited the wails of test sirens. The 40-minute drill (popularized in its first year in 1931 as the “Hesa Fredrik” or the hoarse […]

“Terror Attack” In Stockholm Leads To Increased Security In Nordic Countries

A stolen truck was crashed into a store in central Stockholm on Friday afternoon, killing four people and injuring another 15 people. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has announced that the incident appears to be a terror attack and has taken measures to heighten security in Sweden. The truck left […]