Radio Sweden Tuesday
Economics Nobel Prize winner, Edmund Phelps, has issued Swedes with a wake-up call on their work ethic.
Police officers in the Swedish capital admit that not enough is being done to stop hate crimes.
And Gaby Katz explores a dynamic time that changed how people listened and chose their music.
Economics Nobel Prize winner, Edmund Phelps, has issued Swedes with a wake-up call on their work ethic. Speaking at Almedalen, Sweden’s annual gathering of politicians and business leaders, being held throughout this week on the island of Gotland, Phelps is urging the government to make it easier for Swedes to enter the job market, and is calling on those already in work, to put in more hours. Eddie de Oliveira reports.
It’s probably not that often that a police force agrees it hasn’t being doing a good enough job. But officers in the Swedish capital made the frank admission last week, when it comes to hate crimes. It seems officers here have been left behind counterparts in other countries, but now a special unit’s been set up in the capital in the hope that more people will be prosecuted for persecuting people because of their skin colour, religion or sexual orientation. Radio Sweden’s Tom McAlinden has more.
Roxette and Abba - but they’re only the tip of the ice-berg. With the help of the authors of a new book, Radio Sweden’s Gaby Katz sings Sweden’s musical song now from a dynamic time that changed how people listened and chose their music. Revolution is on the air-waves!