Junilistan (‘June list’) criticises the other Swedish parties in the European Parliament for voting differently in Brussels than they pretend at home writes Dagens nyheter (DN). Junilistan is a Swedish party in the European parliament which holds three of the 19 Swedish seats.
The European Union is controversial in Sweden. (Photo: www.fotoakuten.se)
Junislitsan was created in order to stop political power from being moved from the national level to Brussels. Swedes are among the most EU sceptical people of the union. It is not political wisdom in Swedish politics to suggest more power to the EU institutions.
Jan Johansson from Junilistan says to DN that once in the parliament, politicians tend to vote for internationally binding decisions even though they at home say they want it to be a decision of each country.
Inger Segleström, member of the European parliament for the Social democrats admits that she has voted in favour for common binding rules in areas where they think it is justified, for example workers’ rights. But she denies having a different agenda in Brussel and at home. Instead she says that Junilistan almost never comes with own ideas or suggestion. She claims they are one of the most passive parties in the parliament.