Magdalena Andersson

Croatia enters the Eurozone and Schengen, Sweden takes over the EU Presidency

As of today, Croatia has become the 20th member of the Eurozone and the 27th member of the Schengen area. More than 70 border points with Slovenia and Hungary and 12 - along the sea border are being removed. On this occasion, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, is expected in Zagreb.

The Swedes informed the Russians: We won't tell you

Sweden will not share with Russia the results of an investigation into the explosions that damaged the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines, even though the majority owner is a Russian company.
As a reminder, the Russian company Gazpromneft owns 51 percent of the gas pipeline, and the rest is made up of German, French and Dutch companies.

Right-wing bloc wins narrow majority in Swedish parliament

A right-wing bloc that includes a nationalist anti-immigration party won a narrow majority in Sweden's parliament Wednesday. It was a major political shift in the Scandinavian country that had a decades-long history of welcoming refugees, but is grappling with a crime wave linked with immigration.

Sweden’s right wing poised for election victory on far-right gains

Sweden's right wing looked set to oust Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson's left-wing bloc in Sunday's general election on strong gains by the far-right, clinging to a slim lead with 94 percent of electoral districts counted.

The right wing bloc was credited with a majority of 176 of 349 seats in parliament, with the left bloc trailing with 173.

Swedish FM slams Left Party over PKK support

Negotiations with Türkiye on Sweden's NATO bid have become more difficult after members of a local party took photos with flags of the PKK terrorist organization, Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde has said.

The incident occurred in the city of Visby when Left Party deputies Daniel Riazat, Momodou Malcolm Jallow and Lorena Delgado Varas posed for a photo waving PKK flags on July 7.

Sweden to live up to terms of NATO deal with Türkiye: PM

Sweden will live up to the conditions of a memorandum of understanding agreed with Ankara to overcome Türkiye's objections to Swedish membership of NATO, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said on Aug. 16.

Andersson held a press conference at the The Almedalen Week, also known as "Politician's Week in Almedalen," an annual event on Park Almedalen in the city of Visby.

Sweden pledges to abide by NATO agreement with Türkiye

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson on July 3 vowed to abide by the recent agreement with Türkiye, including pledges on extradition of terrorists.

Magdalena Andersson refused to deny Türkiye's statement that it had promised to deport individuals sought by Ankara as part of Stockholm's efforts to join NATO.

Sweden and Finland will face consequences? "They made a promise to Gorbachev, too"

The leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) and the chairman of the State Duma's committee for international affairs also stated on the Telegram channel that the North Atlantic Alliance, led by the United States, has consistently tried to get closer to Russia's borders, while mantras about its defensive nature were a "smokescreen."

Turkey Lifts Veto on Finland, Sweden, Joining NATO

(L-R front row) Foreign Ministers of Turkey, Finland and Sweden signing an agreement on Tuesday to unblock the Turkish veto on the Nordic countries joining NATO in the presence of NATO Secretary General Jens Stolteneberg (4r); Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (3r); the President of Finland, Sauli Niinisto (2r), and the Swedish Prime Minister, Magdalena Andersson (r), in Madrid, 28 June 20