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Radio Sweden Wednesday

Today we’ll be looking at Swedish reaction to the turbulent situation in Burma with giant demonstrations against the military regime there.

We’ll also hear about a new campaign to capture more attention for Sweden abroad.

Then we’ll check on the Swedish water-born police force in this nation of lakes, rivers and long coastlines.

As the world’s eyes are focused on the growing tensions in Burma between the military regime and protesting monks, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt says he hopes international pressure will lead to a peaceful resolution to the problems. George Wood has more:

Sweden’s capital Stockholm was recently voted the best in the world, and this Nordic nation itself is high on the lists of the best places to live!  But this cold weather country with long dark winters and doesn’t appeal to everybody. The Council for the Promotion of Sweden Abroad together with the Swedish Institute have started a fresh campaign to update the image of this Scandinavian country, featuring a film called ”Open Skies, Open Minds”. Elisavet Sotriadou has the story:

Sweden’s water-born police force are attempting to stem the tide of theft and deal with drunk and incapable wannabe captains, and homemade yachts that sink on their first trip out. Nick Chipperfield is on the waves outside of Stockholm’s harbor to find out more:

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