Radio Sweden's coverage of Sweden and international events
- 22 april kl 15:51
Christian Democrat MEP: Lars Adaktusson
The Christian Democrats got just over four and a half percent of the votes in the last EU-election, making it the smallest party from Sweden to fill a seat in the European parliament. After one term in Brussels, the 76-year-old former party leader Alf Svensson is handing the party`s top candidacy to the former journalist Lars Adaktusson. For many years, Adaktusson was a familiar face on Swedish TV as a news anchor and a foreign correspondent, now he`s made the move into politics and is for the first time running for political office.Christian Democrat candidate.
The top candidate for the Christian Democrats in the EU election, Lars Adaktusson, wants to focus on human rights if he gets elected to the European Parliament next month.
- Army translators safety.
The armed forces has not taken responsibility for the interpreters who have worked for the Swedish military in Afghanistan, according to previously confidential official documents.
- Eritrea releases 8 political prisoners.
News of the release of eight political prisoners from Eritrea has given hope to family members of Dawit Isaak, the Swedish-Eritrean journalist who has been jailed there for more than 12 years.
- Artist Lars Vilks.
A 20-year-old American was sentenced to five years in prison by a court in Philadelphia on Thursday for being part of a terror plot to kill Swedish artist Lars Vilks.
- EU figures.
Sweden has the lowest rate of long-term unemployment in the EU, according to website Europaportalen.
- Stacking work contracts.
Sweden's temporary employment rules could land the country in the European Court of Justice for not doing enough to protect workers.
- 15 april kl 15:46
Saab has inked a deal with German ThyssenKrupp which will allow the Swedish defense manufacturer to become a major manufacturer and exporter of naval warfare technology.Navy yard.
Swedish defense manufacturer Saab plans to take over the shipyard operations of German-owned Kockums in three Swedish cities.
- 14 april kl 16:24
The crisis in Ukraine is making headlines again today, this time with Kiev demanding pro-Kremlin militias who have seized government buildings in the east to disarm. Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated over the weekend and today EU foreign ministers are meeting for talks dominated by the turmoil. Radio Sweden spoke to Swedish Radio`s correspondent in Kiev, Maria Persson Löfgren.Rule of law.
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has defended the right of the Ukrainian government to use force to get back the buildings in eastern Ukraine occupied by pro-Russian separatists.