A speaker on a stage in front of a crowd.
The Järva political week began on Saturday and continues until the weekend. Credit: Vilhelm Stokstad/TT

National issues in focus at Järva political week

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All nine leaders of Sweden's biggest parties will be speaking during the week, which started on Saturday.

The Järva area is often in the news because of violence, crime of poverty. But the event organiser of Järvaveckan, as it is known in Swedish, says the 9-day gathering is about the future of the whole of Sweden.

Ahmed Abdirahman tells Swedish Radio the group doesn't want to the week be pigeonholed as a local political meeting.

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