The Swedish car plate that can be seen all the way to the US. More Swedish children living in poverty. Princess Madeleine the center of attention. Criticized politician salaries reviewed. Investigation completed: No mistakes in the care of Anna Lindh
The car plate that can be seen all the way to the US
Here’s the car in Skåne that has raised eyebrows in the US. The car, a Saab, belongs to Bert Deifelt, and it says “OBAMA” in capital letters. “An American magazine about politics mentioned it, saying that the American president must be popular in Europe because of a car that bears his name,” says Bert. Wherever the car rolls, it gets attention. “Almost more than a Ferrari.”
More children living in poverty
Approximately 220 000 children in Sweden live in families who cannot afford to pay for the most necessary, such as food, clothing and housing rent. And the number of poor children in Sweden is increasing, according to a report by Save the Children. Between 2007-2008, the number of children in monetary poverty increased from 10.9 to 11.5 %. The situation is worst for the children of single parents, whose average income in those years have decreased by 5%.
Madeleine the center of attention
Princess Madeleine was one of the guests of honor at the 54th International Red Cross Ball at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida – a private event. Princess Madeleine arrived at the event with her boss Charlotte Brandin, managing director for Childhood USA. “This is a great thing, and with a real princess like Madeleine it becomes an amazing event,” one of the arrangers told Palm Beach Post. Though many celebrities were present, there’s no doubt about it: Madeleine was the center of attention.
Criticized politician salaries reviewed
The criticism against the politicians in Täby municipality north of Stockholm was heavy after they raised their own salaries with as much as 10% just before New Year. The decision might now be torn up and the issue about the salaries for local politicians will be resent to the local parliament.
Investigation: No mistakes in the care of Anna Lindh
The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare has let independent experts examine the care that Foreign Minister Anna Lindh received when she was stabbed in September 2003. Lindh passed away the day after and a TV-documentary last year claimed the doctors made several serious mistakes when treating her. This was however not the case according to the expert investigation.
Bert Deifelt in Skåne, southern Sweden, drives around in a car that screams: "OBAMA".