Radio Sweden Weekly: Electricity bills!

25 min
Eye-wateringly high electric bills; pandemic restrictions; female genital mutilation trial; Sweden's security situation regarding Russia and NATO; how it feels to win Olympic gold.

This week, hear about one man's 9,546 SEK household electricity bill for the month of December and what the government hopes to offer as relief.

Also, learn about reactions to the pandemic restrictions that the government announced.

Hear what Swedish law says about female genital mutilation, as a trial opens in Skaraborg.

Listen to analysis of Sweden's security situation after Russia demanded that NATO not expand more.

And as the Olympics in Beijing approaches, hear what it's like to win Olympic gold – perhaps not what you imagine.

Producer & host: Brett Ascarelli
Reporters: Dave Russell, Frank Radosevich