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Hamas Minister Atef Adwan in Stockholm
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Radio Sweden Wednesday

The controversial visit by a Hamas minister to Sweden culminated in his visit to Stockholm Tuesday, with MP’s signing up to meet him and the government standing behind their decision not to.

Should a student’s privately-held views have an effect on his or her grades?

And in this month’s edition of Business Brief, Swedish business enjoys bumper profit--the best since the seventies.

Closing music:  ”Michelangelo” – Björn Skifs

Hamas Minister for Refugees Atef Adwan’s visit to Sweden continued Tuesday when he arrived in the Swedish capital for meetings with members of parliament. Our reporter Irini Mavroudis has the details:

A news report reveals that the Swedish government has given mixed signals on the issue of taking part in military exercises with Israel. Mark Cummins has more:

And Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson now says he thinks it was a mistake to take part in those exercises with Israel in Canada.

Teachers at a school north of Gothenburg on the west coast have decided to fail Social Studies students who demonstrate Nazi or racist views in the classroom. According to the teachers, these views ”go against the country’s Democratic values”. Critics say this is a violation of free speech, but the decision is being supported by Sweden’s National Agency for Education. Dave Russell has more:

Time now for our monthly indepth look at the business and economic side of Swedish life…over to Serena Möller and Business Brief:

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