Engineers, academics and politicians gathered in central Stockholm Tuesday to help diffuse an ongoing crisis in northern Iraq where a crumbling hydro-dam threatens to wash way towns and thousands of people.
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- Workshop on Iraq's largest dam.
- A Stockholm court convicts a man for participating in the Rwandan Genocide. The Greens declare a "new start." And an international robot conference visits the capital.
This week, the annual International Conference on Robotics and Automation trundled into the Swedish capital, bringing together robotics researchers and companies from around the world to present and exhibit their work - and even compete.
- Security, TTIP, climate.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, along with leaders of the other Nordic countries, are meeting US President Barack Obama at the White House on Friday, to discuss security policy, climate issues, migration and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP.
- Final Saturday.
Is he sorry? Radio Sweden asked the Swedish singer Frans Jeppsson Wall what's the worst part of being in the limelight. People notice him less for his music than for his fame, he said.
- Foreign students' tuitions.
The precedent-setting case of an American student who sued a Swedish university for her tuition is set to start next week and highlights the regulatory vacuum around the rights of foreign college students.
- Entrepreneur Tyler Crowley: "I didn't want politicians to think that this was just a Spotify issue"(3:49 min)1 av 7This entrepreneur originally from South Africa would like to see more free, open "shacks" that entrepreneurs can work from in Stockholm. Photo: Brett Ascarelli / Radio Sweden.3 av 7Tyler Crowley organized the demonstration outside the Swedish Parliament. Photo: Brett Ascarelli / Radio Sweden.4 av 7Mats Persson, Liberal MP, wants modern and competitive tax rules that would benefit entrepreneurs. Photo. Brett Ascarelli / Radio Sweden5 av 7Following open letter from Spotify founders.
A number of entrepreneurs in Sweden, gathered outside Parliament, or Riksdag, on Wednesday, to ask politicians to introduce what they see as more favorable conditions for startup companies to grow.
- Criticism of the law.
Several Swedish colleges and universities are charging students who hope to come to Sweden to study from outside the EU thousands of kronor in tuition fees, even if when the students never actually make it to Sweden.
- For foreign students.
Despite the fact that Swedish colleges and universities are charging foreign students tens of thousands of kronor more than what the same education is estimated to cost for their EU counterparts, there has not been a national review of these prices.
- Women's rights.
The Swedish government announced today that it will appoint an ambassador to work against human trafficking.
- American elections.
Jonas Sjöstedt, the leader of the Left party in Sweden, told Radio Sweden that he hopes his party can learn a thing or two from the American presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders.
- American elections.
On the occasion of the New York US Presidential primaries, Radio Sweden rang around to find out what impression Swedes have of the campaign in the country that is the biggest second home to Swedes.