Foreign Minister Carl Bildt

Sweden Chairs Council of Europe

On Wednesday, Dmitry Medvedev was sworn in as Russia’s new president. Meanwhile, the undermining of democratic rules in the world’s largest state and sabre-rattling in the Russian-controlled provinces of neighboring Georgia pose a threat to the stability in Eastern Europe. All these issues are now on top of Carl Bildt’s agenda. Sweden’s Foreign Minister took over as chairperson of the Council of Europe on Wednesday.

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