Radio Sweden Monday

Relief as EU leaders welcomed a hard-fought budget deal.  Increased subsidies make the compromise sweeter for Sweden.

Life imprisonment means more years behind bars than ever before.

And we visit a 16th century castle designed to glorify the Vasa dynasty.

Closing Music: Björn Skifs, Nu tändas åter ljusen i min lilla stad

With a look at what the new EU budget means for Sweden, here’s Dave Russell:

Swedish negotiators have expressed relief the World Trade Organization struck a last minute deal in Hong Kong Sunday. But, as George Wood reports, they say much remains to be done:

A new survey shows that Sweden has a record number of prisoners serving life-time sentences. Radio Sweden’s Bill Schiller has more: