Closing Music: Peter Jöback, STOCKHOLM I NATT
”A slaughtering of embassies.” Heavy criticism against Sweden’s Foreign Ministry as belt-tightening hits its embassies and consulates around the world.
In Estonia, a special effort is being made to recognise people with Swedish heritage. The country has a long history with Sweden and as Tom McAlinden reported for us, a Cultural Council has been set up in Estonia to make full use of the cultural autonomy rights of ”Estonian-Swedes.”
The spotlight was on Estonian poets and authors at the biggest annual cultural event in the Nordic region: the Gothenburg four-day Book and Library Fair. Bill Schiller was there, covering the dynamic blend of culture and politics - which included a top-level blast at China for supporting the military dictatorship in Burma.