Radio Sweden Monday

A preliminary investigation into Foreign Minister Carl Bildt’s stock affairs is launched. We have the details.

It’s been one week since the EU swelled to a population of half a billion.  After New Year celebrations as new EU citizens, Bulgarians and Romanians now have to roll up their sleeves.  

And in “Spectrum of the Arts,” Bill Schiller is on the trail of a new Swedish version of Shakespeare’s ruthless and power-mad Richard the III. And modern Swedish folk music meets a medieval ballad, when a monstrous, enchanted man in snake-like form, searches for the love of a young woman in order to break his serpent spell.

Closing Music: Eva Dahlgren & Rikard Wolff ”Kvinnan jag drömmer om”

A prosecutor here has launched a preliminary investigation into Foreign Minister Carl Bildt’s stock affairs. Gorge Wood has the story:

It’s been exactly one week since Bulgaria and Romania were welcomed into the European Union. Gaby Katz looks at how the two ex-communist nations are changing the face of modern day Europe:

It’s over to Radio Sweden’s Biller Schiller now for another Spectrum, this time featuring a new production of King Lear and a modern take on medieval ballads: