In the Weekly Review:
The first real test for the new EU Commission as a European Parliament committee gives the nominee for Justice Commissioner the thumbs down.
Scandal in Trollhättan as union leaders are accused of embezzling funds to buy alcohol and visit strip joints, and to buy dildos.
Troubled times for Sweden’s third largest political party, the Left Party, as the ghosts of the past come back to haunt the party leader.
A wolf in sheep’s clothing. How the common cold virus could mean hope for cancer patients.
Closing music: ”Lola’s theme” by Shapeshifters
There’s all that and more, and don’t forget our weekend programmes:
On Saturday it’s Spectrum, where Bill Schiller covers this year’s controversial Nobel literature prize winner, a Swedish version of a British play forecasting future battlefields filled with armies of computer experts, Frenchmen and wild animals; and a young woman from Lisbon, singing passionate torch-song Fados for a Stockholm audience.
On Sunday it’s another chance to hear Sono with Gaby Katz talking to two sisters in the Christian music scene, as well as a look behind the scenes at some of the stories behind the characters created by Astrid Lindgren.