The Centre Party (Swedish: Centerpartiet, abbreviated c) is a centrist political party in Sweden. The party maintains close ties to rural Sweden and describes itself as "a green social liberal party". The ideology is sometimes called agrarian, but in a European context, the Centre Party can perhaps best be characterized as social liberal focusing on agricultural, environmental, and rural questions. Longterm key issues have been opposition to nuclear power and proposals to decentralize governmental authority. The party was founded in 1913 as Bondeförbundet (Farmers' League). In 1922 it merged with Jordbrukarnas Riksförbund (National Farmers Union).