Radio Sweden Tuesday

An old service linking Stockholm and Riga is resumed.

The government goes Green.

Then Sweden’s entry for this weekend’s Eurovision Song Contest, The Ark, talk to us about stage fright and diplomatic scandals.

Closing Music: The Shout Out Louds ”Tonight I have to leave it”

According to a survey taken by Swedish Radio, the four parties of the government Alliance see climate change as one of the most important issues on the their political agenda. But the opposition, as well as environmental groups, think the government is not doing enough. Radio Sweden’s Tom McAlinden reports:

In a remarkable success story, a new daily passenger boat service has been launched between Stockholm and the Latvian capital of Riga. Hopefully this will recapture part of the commerce and passenger traffic once flourishing almost a century ago. As we hear from Radio Sweden’s Bill Schiller, it wasn’t big brother Sweden behind the success – but the little Baltic cousin, Estonia:

The Eurovision Song Contest typically pulls 100 million viewers around Europe. This Saturday, Swedish fans will be crossing their fingers – for The Ark. But while their song ”The Worrying Kind” is already a winner here, is the band – well – worried about the European stakes? Radio Sweden’s Gaby Katz met the band known for outrageous costumes and appealing Glam Rock: