MP demands law against nuclear weapons in Sweden

MP demands law against nuclear weapons in Sweden

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full screen The Environment Party’s spokesperson Per Bolund (MP) repeats the demand for a ban on nuclear weapons in Sweden. Archive image. Photo: Tim Aro/TT

The Green Party wants guarantees that nuclear weapons will not be brought into Sweden, either in peacetime or wartime. The bill on Swedish membership in NATO that is currently being considered in the Riksdag is too unclear about this, believes the mouthpiece Per Bolund.

– At the moment it is an expression of will, but it is not something that applies in the long term. What happens if the next government has a different opinion, will they open up to Sweden having nuclear weapons? he says in Ekot’s Saturday interview.

He repeats MP’s demand for a legal ban on nuclear weapons on Swedish soil.

– In the near future, there seems to be a consensus that we should not have nuclear weapons in Sweden. But it is precisely this uncertainty that we want removed, says Bolund.

Preliminarily, the Riksdag will vote on the bill on March 22. Six out of eight parties support the law. The Green Party and the Left Party, with 42 of the Riksdag’s 349 mandates, will vote no.