Sweden to name new EU ambassador
Sweden's government may shortly appoint Lars Danielsson as its new EU ambassador, public television SVT reports. Danielsson has held various top positions, including secretary of state to prime minister Goeran Persson. He was forced to step down after massive criticism of the government's response to the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean, where 543 Swedes died. Danielsson later became ambassador to South Korea and Germany.