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Minister for International Development Assistance Gunilla Carlsson
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Radio Sweden Thursday

Our reporter Azariah Kiros finds out about the new governments plans for Swedish development assistance.

Sweden’s Foreign Minister Carl Bildt calls Israel’s continued attacks on the Gaza Strip”shocking”  

And why is there a peace institute on Finland’s Swedish-speaking islands in the middle of the Baltic Sea, when there hasn’t been a fortress, or soldiers or military weapons there for the last 150 years? Get the answer in today’s edition of ”Nordic Lights.”

Closing Music: Stockholm Chamber Orchestra ”Proserpin Uvertyr”

”Shocking” is how Sweden’s Foreign Minister has described Israel’s continued attacks on the Gaza Strip. It follows the deaths of 18 civilians killed in their homes yesterdays.

The new Swedish government which took over the reins of power barely a month ago is preparing to implement a number of policy changes promised during the election. Will the changes include Sweden’s development assistance?

In Nordic Lights Bill Schiller  finds out why there’s a peace institute on Finnland’s Swedish-speaking islands in the middle of the Baltic Sea – where there hasn’t been a fortress, or soldier or military weapon for the last 150 years:

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