Closing Music: Sarah Dawn Finer, I REMEMBER LOVE
A classic clash between the environmental lobby and big business has been sparked by the recent granting of oil prospecting licences in Swedish waters. Oil companies are eyeing potentially lucrative deposits of black gold, while environmentalists claim the fragile ecosystem of the Baltic can’t handle more pollution.
Greenpeace has levelled stark criticism at the Swedish government for plans to export weapons-grade plutonium to Britain for processing. The future of nuclear energy is proving a contentious issue in Sweden.
The 24th Stockholm jazz festival has just wound up 6 days packed with music blasting from the waterfront, city parks, museums and well-known jazz clubs.