Sjöstedt: Not surprised

Dagens Industri (DI) revealed on Sunday that the Green Party leadership struck an agreement with the Social Democrats over Vattenfall’s lignite operations last autumn, thereby waiving any right to stop the sale of the business for climate change reasons.

The news has sparked outrage from several quarters; Johan Rockström, a professor of environmental science, suggests the government is guilty of hypocrisy, saying: “You cannot with one hand sign the Paris Agreement, and with the other hand allow lignite operations to continue in Germany”.

Left Party leader Jonas Sjöstedt is also critical, although not particularly surprised, and does not rule out the possibility of halting cooperation with the government.