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Radio Sweden Wednesday

Published onsdag 25 oktober 2006 kl 12.45
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King Carl XVI Gustav & Queen Silvia visit President and Mrs. Bush
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In Washington, Sweden’s royal couple as well as the new Foreign minister visit with U.S. officials for talks, lunch and a concert that didn’t go quite as planned.

Reform of the Swedish armed forces has not been as problem-free as top military brass might have hoped.

And then it’s time for our monthly edition of Europe File:  Azariah Kiros reports on how Sweden’s new Prime Minister fared at his first EU meeting.  And what happens to the REACH chemicals legislation  now that it’s been adopted by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee?

Closing music:  The Ark - ”Deliver us from free will”

Tuesday was a high profile day for Sweden in Washington, as Foreign Minister Carl Bildt met both Condoleezza Rice and Dick Cheney, and King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia had lunch with the Bush family at the White House. But the Swedish visit was slightly marred, as Mark Cummins reports:

As Dave Russell reports, the process to transform the Swedish military into a ”more focused, mission-oriented defence force” has not been without its problems:

Time now for this month’s look at what’s going on in the European Union, EuropeFile with Sweden’s Azariah Kiros:

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