Scania: Swedish Issues Addressed
Below are excerpts from Blog Skaneland, hosted by Göran Hansson, UNPO Member Representative to Scania and UNPO Presidency Member:
"Nationalistic Smoke Screen
The upcoming proposal of the Ansvarskommittén, about the division of
The Ansvarskommittén proposes, if the information leaked to the press is correct, that the new regional
Another influential party politician says: “It is dead dangerous if this type of changes becomes an elite project which only engages politicians. There must be a popular support for the project and they must be able to see the benefits”. Yeah, good idea – let the pros and cons be known to us all, not only to the elite! [...]
There is a struggle taking place in
But the regions are in a disadvantageous position. The state government controls politics, public administration, the UN, the EU decision-making establishment as well as much of the public capital through taxation. In order to make their voices heard, in this overwhelming state political environment, many organisations in
At this point in time the Swedish government is proposing that the Swedish military (FRA) should be given the right and authority to monitor all internet and telephone traffic crossing the Swedish borders (in addition to the Security Police (Säpo) who is already doing it). The purpose is, the government says, to intercept suspected criminal communications across the Swedish borders.
Does that mean that those groups, who exercise their fundamental right to freely congregate, risk telephone and Internet surveillance by the state government? The same state government which is a party to the present European regional/state power struggle?
Why does the state government need to take to these unfair measurements to maintain control instead of openly advocate for and defend its legitimacy and existence?
The most remarkable main editorial of the largest newspaper in
Axel Oxenstierna and Gustav Vasa had their time 400 years ago when the military expansion of the region of Svealand started. During the following 200 years, territories were conquered by military might or colonised - as in the case of Sameland. [...]
No tradition? The regions never had a chance or opportunity to exercise the "tradition" of self-government due to the tight rule by the central government. That doesn’t mean that they do not want to, if given the chance. Nor doesn’t it mean that they do not exist."