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Radio Sweden Thursday

Published torsdag 16 augusti 2007 kl 10.45
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Or is it perhaps the fermented herring that draws tourists?
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Today we’ll be taking you to the Baltic island of Gotland and a special unit of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

Is it the blondes? Is it moose hunting? Is it a smorgasbord with herring and meatballs? We investigate what draws tourists to Sweden.

That and more in today’s edition.

Closing Music: Måns Zelmerlöw, WORK OF ART

George Wood looks at how a telephone could be crucial in preventing suicide. Sweden’s National Road Administration is attempting to prevent people jumping from bridges by offering them one last chance to seek help:

A special unit of the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency is located on the Baltic island of Gotland. Their aim: to boost co-operation between Sweden and its Baltic neighbours – with special emphasis on renewing once extensive ties frozen until the fall of the Soviet empire. Bill Schiller has the story:

The number of tourists here has seen a steady increase over the last few years. But what’s so attractive about Sweden that has tourists coming in droves? Azariah Kiros investigates:

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