Auditor cronyism, festival sex crimes, Öresund ID checks, Almedalen "nationalism"

22 min
Revelations of corruption at National Audit Office, dozens of sex offenses reported at Swedish festivals, commuters still face grueling journey from Denmark to Sweden, and the take away from Almedalen

One of Sweden's three auditor generals steps down after revelations of corruption at the National Audit Office. 

Swedish summer festivals have been getting a lot of attention, but for troubling reasons: the number of sex crimes reported. We talk to the organizer of one festival that's been in the headlines, and we hear from the National Council of Crime Prevention.

How do you cure a headache that's held on for half a year? Commuters in southern Sweden would love to know. Hear from Francois, whose daily trip home from work has become a grueling journey, ever since the Swedish government instituted double ID checks for folks travelling over the Öresund bridge.

And after the big political week of Almedalen wrapped up, Dagens Nyheter's political commentator, Ewa Stenberg, who covered her first Almedalen in 1993, points out that many of the party leaders' speeches involved a new element this year: nationalism.

Producer / presenter: Brett Ascarelli