Radio Sweden Saturday
SWEDEN TURNS RIGHT
Swedes went to the polls on 17th September and decided to say farewell to the Social Democrats and their allies who’ve ruled this country for 12 years. Instead they gave their support to the centre-right four parties now united under the umbrella the Alliance for Sweden. The Social Democrats are regarded as the creators and guardians of the country’s welfare system better known in the outside world as the Swedish model. And the question many are asking, particularly outside the country, is why voters rejected the Social Democrats and opted for the centre-right alternative. Where did the Social Democrats go wrong and what was the secret behind the victors’ strategy? We discuss the issue with senior lecturer at Södertörns University College, Nicholas Aylott.
It’s been called modern slavery - the trafficking of human beings for forced labour or for sexual exploitation. Young women in particular are in high demand and therefore at a greater risk. Sweden is active in the fight against human trafficking. And now the country has appointed a new ambassador to co-ordinate work on human trafficking. Ambassador Anders Oljelund tells us why a special envoy for trafficking issues is necessary.
Music: 1. Lys i håret, Marie Boine
2. All About You, Marie Fredriksson