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LISTEN: Sweden's cultural canon plan and what it means for foreigners

This week we discuss: the Nobel banquet, St. Lucia, relief for work permit holders, terror attacker sentenced, PKK member extradited. We also have an interview with the Pakistani ambassador and we discuss Sweden's plans to develop a cultural canon.


In the latest episode of our Sweden in Focus podcast, host Paul O’Mahony is joined by regular panelists Becky Waterton, Richard Orange and James Savage, as well as guest Anna Troberg, chairman of the DIK union for culture sector workers and an opponent of the government's plans for a cultural canon. We also have an interview with Pakistan's ambassador to Sweden, Zahoor Ahmed, to find out about the Pakistani community in Sweden and some cultural differences between the countries.  

For our main topic this week we look at Sweden's plans to introduce a state-mandated cultural canon and what it will mean for foreigners. Here are a couple of recent articles on the canon plan if you'd like to learn more. 

We also chat about the Nobel banquet this weekend and the upcoming St. Lucia celebrations.

And we round up some of the week's main news stories: 

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