In this week’s episode of our new podcast Sweden in Focus, journalism professor and this week’s opinion columnist Christian Christensen explains why it’s a problem that international media focus so overwhelmingly on the far-right when they cover Swedish politics.
Europe Editor Catherine Edwards talks about the pros and cons of introducing language requirements for permanent residence, and journalist Richard Orange joins us from his under-construction summer cabin to talk about the process of building a house in rural Sweden.
Also in today’s episode: Journalist Isabella Andersson reveals some of the most common stereotypes about Swedes, and whether they’re correct.
Sweden in Focus is hosted by radio journalist Tom Henley and made in collaboration with production company Banda.
Let us know what you think in the comments below, or tweet us using the hashtag #SwedeninFocus.
The Local’s Sweden in Focus podcast is sponsored by Akademikernas A-kassa.