The proposed deal would see Stefan Löfven's Social Democrats govern with the Green Party for another four years. Photo: Anders Wiklund / TT The majority of Swedes are not in favour of a proposed government deal between four of Sweden's parties, according to a new survey. The agreement would see a Social Democrat-Green Party government, with backing from two former opposition rivals, the Centre and Liberals. Almost half of those surveyed said the proposed deal was "quite bad" (12 percent) or "very bad" (37 percent), according to a survey carried out by Sifo for Svenska Dagbladet. Just one in ten (11 percent) said it was "very good", 30 percent "quite good", and a further 11 percent said they were unsure or didn't know. Sifo questioned 1,240 people for the survey between January 11th and 14th. "If we look at the whole population, there are more who believe the agreement is bad, but the difference is not that large. The Swedish population is split on this question, some … [Read more...] about Swedes mostly negative towards proposed government deal: survey
This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. In total, the deal was 16 pages long, with 73 different points relating to 11 areas: economy and national finances, jobs and growth, policies relating to rural and regional growth, environment and climate, integration and honour-related violence, housing, schools, healthcare and elderly care, disability, migration, and national security. The deal is not yet set in stone, but here's a look at the issues likeliest to have a big impact on the lives of foreigners in Sweden if it does go ahead. Migration Sweden's temporary migration law would be extended for another two years under the deal. Under this law, the right to family member immigration for various types of immigrants, including those granted temporary residence permits, is limited, making it harder for foreigners living in Sweden to have family members and partners come and live with them. Sponsors (that's the person already … [Read more...] about What would Sweden’s proposed government deal mean for internationals in Sweden?
Melanie McDonagh 13 October 2018 3:53 PM 13 October 2018 3:53 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp The indignation over the disappearance of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has taken an interesting turn now that Donald Trump has promised to inflict ‘severe punishment’ on the Saudi government should it turn out that he was in fact tortured and killed in the Saudi embassy in Ankara – though not obviously to the point of cancelling US military contracts with the kingdom. And the indignation is entirely justified. For agents of a foreign state to infringe the human rights of its subjects in another country is a calculated insult to the country in question quite apart from the unpleasantness of exhibiting abroad the behaviour visited on critics at home. Even if the original intention of the Saudis were to extradite this tiresome critic rather than to kill him, this episode stinks. So, if that is all very wrong, where does that … [Read more...] about Let’s talk about how the Turkish government deals with dissidents abroad
Fianna Fail leader rejects Taoiseach’s request to hold government deal talks BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Ireland’s opposition leader has rejected a request by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to hold talks on an extension of the Confidence and Supply deal. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/fianna-fail-leader-rejects-taoiseachs-request-to-hold-government-deal-talks-37282345.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/article37282342.ece/30ca3/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_b2684fb4-e67c-42f3-bb9b-14f1c8dc3800_1 Email Ireland’s opposition leader has rejected a request by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to hold talks on an extension of the Confidence and Supply deal. Mr Varadkar published a letter he sent to the leader of Fianna Fail Micheal Martin in which he set out an “ambitious programme” and appealed for talks to extend their deal by two years. Mr Martin however said his party will discuss the process when the Budget has been … [Read more...] about Fianna Fail leader rejects Taoiseach’s request to hold government deal talks
Mount Charles in £520k government deal BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Mount Charles has announced a major new contract with the Department of Finance. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/mount-charles-in-520k-government-deal-37179626.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/article37179625.ece/d0673/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-08-03_bus_42979248_I1.JPG Email Mount Charles has announced a major new contract with the Department of Finance. The independently-owned foodservice, cleaning, security and vending company has secured a two-year deal with the department's headquarters in Clare House, Belfast. The contract, worth £520,000 in total, will see the outsourcing giant provide a facilities management service to the Airport Road located premises. Speaking yesterday, Mount Charles' chairman, Trevor Annon said: "We are delighted to acquire the Department of Finance headquarters as the latest partner under our facilities management umbrella … [Read more...] about Mount Charles in £520k government deal