Ingrid Bergman's love story becomes movie
The love story between Swedish movie star Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982) and Hungarian war photographer Robert Capa (1913-1954) will become a movie. It is Arash Amel, who wrote the script for the upcoming movie “Grace of Monaco” starring Nicole Kidman, who will turn the novel “Seducing Ingrid Bergman” into a film, according to Moviezine, which in turn quotes Deadline. “Both films investigate the consequences of a life-changing choice, both of which were made by two of the most famous women of the 20th century,” Arash Amel tells Deadline. “It hit me that Grace and Ingrid had to deal with similar dilemmas in times of oppression. Grace gave up, but Ingrid refused to and ended up in a scandalous affair with (Italian filmmaker) Roberto Rossellini, and thus became the only actress ever to be condemned by the American senate. One fled Hollywood, the other one was kicked out.” What actress and actor will portray Bergman and Capa is still not clear, neither is it known who will direct the piece.

The King's tribute to love
In his National Day's speech at Skansen in Stockholm, Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf got personal and a bit sentimental. "To see you, our daughter, getting married fills us with joy and memories,” he said, looking at Princess Madeleine. June 6th was a beautiful summer evening in Stockholm, and the royal cortège proceeded from the palace to Skansen on Djurgården and the traditional National Day celebrations there. The king and the queen, as well as Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill sat in the first of the two carriages, with Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, and Prince Carl Philip following in the second. “Summer may be a time of falling in love, a time to perhaps find the great love. It is also a time when many decide to get married. And one of them is our youngest daughter Princess Madeleine who will in just two days marry her fiancé Christopher O’Neill,” said the king, pointing to where the royals were seated, while being greeted with applause. “We are happy that you have found love and someone with whom to build your future. The memories we have experienced with you, from seeing you the very first time and your first laughter, to the person you are today.”

School system creates unemployed youth
The Swedish school system is to blame (among other factors) for the increase in youth unemployment, according to Professor Anders Forslund. "It's more about education than being young,” he says. Sweden has a youth unemployment rate of around 23%, far higher than many comparable countries in northern Europe and higher than the European Union average. However, not every fourth youth is unemployed in Sweden, which it may sound like when politicians and others talk about it. Rather seven out of 100 young people are unemployed, since most are actually studying. Another way of measuring is to count those who neither work nor study. Then the percentage of unemployed youths goes down to 7.5%, which is way lower than the EU average, which falls around 13%, according to Statistics Sweden. “The number of youth unemployment is not a measure of marginalization,” says Anna Broman, who has written a report on how unemployment is measured in different countries, at Statistics Sweden. And Professor Anders Forslund at the Institutet för arbetsmarknadspolitisk utvärdering (the Institute for Evaluation of Labor Market and Education Policy) agrees. Most young Swedes have done very well on the job market, but there is a real problem: Many fail at school. “And that portion has increased over time,” says Forslund. “And these young people tend to have long-term problems on the job market.” Forslund points his finger at two factors: first the reorganization of the two-year long vocational programs at high school level to three-years, the only measurable effect of which was more drop-outs. The second was that the grading system changed so that more students failed. “These two changes during the 1990’s explain, to a high degree, much of the increase in youth unemployment,” Forslund says. He also believes the vocational educations are much too theoretical and have a poor connection to the job market. But the problems really start way before high school. “I’d like to see them take money from the universities and shift them to preschool,” Forslund concludes. “But that’s my personal view.”