Radio Sweden Wednesday
Swedish Telecom giant Ericsson gets into some hot water, again, with accusations of bribery while it warns of weaker fourth quarter profits.
The EU announces plans for its version of the American ”Green Card”. ”The Blue Card” as it’ll be known, is hoped to be a solution to the problems caused by the continent’s aging population.
Then find out more about this country’s restrictive refugee policy during the Second World War, a time when Sweden shut the door on many of those trying to flee from persecution, arrest and execution in Nazi-occupied Europe.
Swedish Telecom giant Ericsson is in trouble again. Claims that the company has bribed its way to contracts in the Middle East, as well as falling share prices following negative signals about 4th quarter profits have put the company in the spotlight again for all the wrong reasons.
Europeans are getting older and older, and the European Union says the continent will need 20 million economic immigrants over the next two decades to cope with the changing demography in the 27 member states. And with the help of what the EU calls the Blue Card, it wants to attract skilled workers from developing countries to satisfy professions facing serious shortages because of the aging population.
In the last of our 2-part series on Sweden during World War 2, Radio Sweden’s Bill Schiller meets 3 Swedish historians studying this country’s restrictive refugee policy during those turbulent years, a time when Sweden shut the door on many of those trying to flee from persecution, arrest and execution in Nazi-occupied Europe.