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Laila Freivalds meets EU Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner in Stockholm
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Radio Sweden Thursday

We hear from Sweden’s Foreign Minister Laila Freivalds on Sweden’s efforts to help set up a new human rights council in the face of a lack of interest from some member states.

Why Sweden’s female silver medal winning hero wasn’t allowed to play hockey with the men.

And in Nordic Lights, Bill Schiller reports on the continuing turbulent aftermath of those infamous Danish cartoons and a Finnish expert in health and exercise pops up with a few tips for Sweden’s overweight kids.

Closing Music: Sebstian ”Do What You’re Told”

There are problems setting up the new United Nations Human Rights Council, proposed by the president of the General Assembly, Swedish diplomat Jan Eliasson. Azariah Kiros reports:

You may have heard about how the heroine of Sweden’s Olympic silver medal winning women’s Ice Hockey team was due to make history on Wednesday night by playing for a mens senior team. Well unfortunately for the 19 year old goalie, she wasn’t allowed to play. Gaby Katz has more:

In today’s edition of Nordic lights Bill Schiller reports on the continuing turbulent aftermath of those infamous Danish cartoons about the Moslem prophet Mohammed, we’ll also meet a Finnish expert in health and exercise, and a Danish professor and artist who has been helping select Swedish art for an annual art show in Stockholm:

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