Category Archives: Sweden

New op-ed on what’s wrong with Sweden’s approach to Turkey

For Swedish-speakers, I have an op-ed out (here) in Swedish daily Expressen, about how the Swedish government has pushed misleading information about Turkey’s authoritarian turn as well as its economic performance. The article is partly based on two previous blog posts where I discuss these issues more in length (here and here).

The point here is not that Sweden cannot do business with less-than-perfectly democratic countries, but that this both requires a balance. Equally important, spreading misinformation never benefits the Swedish public nor the business community.