Radio Sweden Thursday

As European leaders gather in Lisbon to hammer out a deal on a new constitution for the 27-member bloc, we take a look at the debate here over what a new agreement might mean for Sweden.

We meet Sweden’s Businesswoman of the Year, who heads of one of the most powerful organisations in Sweden, and also finds time to be a mother of six.

In the first of a major two part report, we examine prostitution in Sweden, and the effects of  the decision to make the purchase, rather than selling of sex illegal.

We also bring you the day’s news, sport and weather.

Closing music: ”Through Your Eyes”, Nina Kinert

European Union leaders are gathering in Lisbon in a bid to agree on a new constitution to reform the 27-member bloc.

The treaty is designed to replace the European Constitution that was rejected by French and Dutch voters in referenda in 2005.

Gaby Katz has more on the debate here over how a new deal might impact Sweden.

Sweden has a new Businesswoman of the year, in a ceremony in Stockholm on Wednesday, the prize was handed out by the Swedish Queen to the new head of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise.

A mother of six, with a background in human resources, she has built up the family crisp company to being one of the leading players on the Swedish market, and is now in charge of one of the most powerful organisations in Sweden.

Kris Boswell has more.

Sweden is the only country in the world where it’s illegal to buy sex, not to sell it. Dave Russell looked at the reasons behind a revolutionary change in the country’s law on Prostitution and examines its effects 8 years later.

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