Sweden in Focus

Immigrant fears over work permit rules and Sweden moves towards more surveillance

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Episode notes

In this week's episode: weak krona means less Nobel prize money, Sweden’s government plans more surveillance, what the future holds for Scandinavian Airlines, how work permit holders will be affected by a new salary threshold, how organised crime networks in Sweden are opening healthcare centres. 

Host Paul O’Mahony is joined by The Local’s James Savage and Becky Waterton, and we also hear from criminologist Manne Gerell from Malmö University.

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Here are links to some of the stories we discuss this week:

Foreign minister’s passport

Nobel prize week

Plans for new police powers

Scandinavian Airlines

Work permits

Gang funding

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