Radio Sweden Tuesday
Sweden unveils a new initiative to combat the changing face of organised crime.
We visit a new exhibition about Sweden’s indigenous Sami people.
We look at a Swedish film which takes us back to the military coup in Chile in 1973 – and the largely forgotten heroics of the Swedish ambassador in Santigo.
And we bring you a full round-up of the day’s news; and as the Swedish capital receives its first proper snowfall of the season, we also have a full weather update.
Closing music: ”As Daylight Fades”, Lisa Miskovsky
One might consider Sweden largely wholesome and relatively crime-free, but organised crime is a rapidly growing issue here.
In a bid to combat the growing incidence of sophisticated crime, which often targets the tax system and Sweden’s generous benefit payments, Swedish Minister for Justice, Beatrice Ask, is seeking to coordinate efforts of law enforcement authorities with tax and benefit agencies.
Stockholm’s Nordic Museum has a new permanent exhibition about the Sami, or Lapp people. And, as George Wood reports, the picture is no longer one of quaint nomadic reindeer-herders.
During Chile’s military coup in 1973 Sweden’s ambassador not only saved many lives as soldiers hunted and murdered supporters of the socialist regime, but also helped thousands flee the military junta.
Radio Sweden’s Bill Schiller meets the producers and directors of a new Swedish film which highlights the heroics of the Swede, acts which have gone largely unrecognised here in Sweden.