Radio Sweden Monday
Polish workers being lured to Sweden under false pretenses sometimes end up forced into a life of crime.
Prime Minister Göran Persson takes the country by surprise when he names top UN official Jan Elliasson to head up the Foreign Ministry.
And in today’s Spectrum of the arts, it’s Bill Schiller and Sweden’s annual award for the best debut writer of stories for children and youngsters, including this year’s winner, who portrays a frightening future world of interplanetary warfare.
Closing Music: I’m Stupid (But don’t worry about me) - Prime STH
Senior United Nations official Jan Eliasson has been appointed Sweden’s new foreign minister. Last year, while still Sweden’s ambassdor in Washington, before taking over as President of the U.N. General Assembly, Jan Eliasson talked to Radio Sweden’s Christine Demsteader about diplomacy and foreign policy in the aftermath of 9-11:
Promises of work and big salaries have brought hundreds of thousands of poor Poles to Sweden since the country’s entry into the European Union. But, instead of the promised riches, some have been tricked into a life of crime, forced by human traffickers to steal, leading to misery and even death. Radio Sweden’s Dave Russell reports: