Party leader Kristin Halvorsen's foreign policy speech at the Norwegian Foreign Policy Institute on Tuesday, August 23, the last week leading up to the election has led to unrest within the SV.
And that may not be so strange. An alternative foreign policy has always been important in SV environments, ever since the party was formed as a protest against the Labor Party's embrace of NATO and the military alliance's nuclear policy.
When the media refer to Halvorsen in his speech that the Swedish government wants to ensure that Norway and the United States are close partners, then there is a short way that an impression of the approach to Aps foreign policy and logging for Bush.
But what did Kristin Halvorsen really say in her foreign policy speech? Is the party sliding into APS's established foreign policy? Or does the SV retain its foreign policy character?
A few days before the election, it may be appropriate to go a little closer through the party leader's speech at NUPI.
Goodbye to an era
Halvorsen's speech – entitled "New foreign policy" – will be 25 pages long when printed from SV's website. Initially, there is at least no doubt that SV's leader believes that the party is facing a new era.
With background in attendance at this summer's funerals for SV's two chieftains, Hanna Kvanmo and Finn Gustavsen, she reflects on SV's history and origins; on the third position, on resistance to nuclear weapons, on aversion to power abuses from both the United States and the Soviet Union, and on blockchain independence.
SF and SV were an important counterbalance to the Cold War's alignment, she states. But, then there comes a motto, expressed in the speech:
"But when we said goodbye to two great people, we all who participated strongly felt that we also said goodbye to a historic era."
This feeling was reinforced by none other than the Labor Party's own giant, Haakon Lie, just a week after Finn Gustavsen's death.
"Haakon Lie has spent a large part of his life fighting Finn and the rest of us. . .
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