Swedish Speaker Attends SNU Panel Meeting
Swedish Amb. Vargo, 6 Swedish Parliamentarians Joins
— What are the responsibilities of the government in a welfare state?
— Are high taxes really necessary?
— What is the most important role of the government in a market economy?
— Does social responsibility deteriorate when freedom of expression increases?
— Should education and medical service be more or less free of charge?
— Is Parliament effective in scrutinizing the Government in Sweden?
— Labor market flexibility
Date: Wednesday 12 April, 2006
Venue: International Conference Room of Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University
Participants: Dr. Björn von Sydow, Speaker
Mr Mikael Odenberg, MP Group Leader for the Moderate Party
Ms Anna Grönlund Krantz, MP Group Leader for the Liberal Party
Mr Stefan Attefall, MP Group Leader for the Swedish Christian Democrats
Ms Åsa Torstensson, MP Group Leader for the Centre Party
Ms Helena Hillar Rosenqvist, MP Group Leader for the Green Party
Ms Anita Johansson, MP Social Democratic Party
About New Swedish Ambassador Lars Vargo
Amb. Vargo started his diplomatic career in 1978 and after serving various posts at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm as well as at the Swedish Embassy in Japan, Libya and USA he was Ambassador to Lithuania in 1998. From 2000, Amb. Vargo was Head of the International Department, at the Swedish Parliament until he was appointed as the Ambassador to Korea in Feb. 2006.Amb. Vargo is, by far, the authority of Japanese as well as East Asian Affairs at the Ministry and his command in Japanese language is highly respected and recognized at the Ministry. Amb. Vargo is author of many books on Japan.Amb. Vargo is married and accompanied by his wife Eva. We heartily welcome HE Amb. Vargo to Korea and we sincerely hope that amicable relationship existing between our Association and Swedish Embassy would further deepen in the future.Advisors and members of the Board of Directors of our Association hosted a welcoming luncheon in honor of HE Amb. Vargo on March 28, 2006 at the Seoul Club.For further questions call the Swedish Embassy in Seoul at 02-738-0846
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