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Radio Sweden Monday

The diplomatic circle of life is blasted as critics cry out over the ”slaughtering of embassies.” Belt tightening at Sweden’s Foreign Ministry does not go unnoticed.

Efforts are being stepped up to recognise people with a Swedish background in nearby Estonia and

... it’s a bookworm’s dream. We look back at the Gothenburg Book Fair.

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.

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