And outside Almedalen...
But I just have to comment on one piece of European news. In Slovakia, a social democratic party seems to be forming a government with an extreme right-wing party. I was very happy to read that the Party of European Socialist are opposing this (quote from the PES press release):
"Following his meeting with Robert Fico, Leader of the Slovak SMER Party,I think Rasmussen is right, and to suspend SMER will (sadly) have to be the next step.
the President of the Party of European Socialists Poul Nyrup Rasmussen
said "It is very clear that we cannot accept in our political family a
coalition with extreme right-wing nationalists".
The question of SMER membership of the Party of European Socialists
will be on the agenda of the next meeting of the PES Presidency" said
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen. "As long as SNS is in Government in Slovakia my
recommendation would be to suspend SMER from the PES."
The next meeting of the PES Presidency will be held as soon as possible."
[Picture of Rasmussen taken yesterday, when he visited the week of politics in Sweden]