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What were the stories that defined Sweden in 2023?

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What were the stories that defined Sweden in 2023?
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This week we look back at the biggest news stories in Sweden in 2023, from quran burnings and a heightened terror threat to Nato wrangling, the King's jubilee, and new income requirements for work permit holders.


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Host Paul O’Mahony is joined for the review of the year by all our regular panelists: James Savage, Becky Waterton, Richard Orange and Emma Löfgren.  

Here are links to some of the stories we discuss:



Terror threat

Gang violence 

Salary threshold


King's jubilee


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