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Sweden scraps 'new start zones' after EU input
Integration Minister Erik Ullenhag visits a school in Tensta, one of the neighbourhoods mentioned when he and his colleagues first floated the new start zone proposal. File: TT

Sweden scraps 'new start zones' after EU input

Sweden has abandoned a plan to ease taxes for small companies in blighted areas after the European Commission challenged its legality. READ () »

Jammed truck snarls Stockholm rush hour
Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

Jammed truck snarls Stockholm rush hour

PICTURES: A truck got wedged inside a tunnel in central Stockholm on Thursday, with authorities concerned the accident may have damaged cables in the tunnel's ceiling. READ () »

PM pleads ignorance of Vattenfall's Nuon bid
Fredrik Reinfeldt answers the constitutional affairs committee's questions. Photo: TT

PM pleads ignorance of Vattenfall's Nuon bid

Sweden's prime minister on Thursday said Vattenfall itself, not its owners the Swedish state, had responsibility for the loss-making Nuon deal. READ () »

Saab offers Gripen lease to Malaysia
Jas Gripen jets in flight. File photo: TT

Saab offers Gripen lease to Malaysia

Swedish defence giant Saab has offered to rent out fighter jets to Malaysia. READ () »

Industry bellwether SKF recovers to turn profit
A file image of ballbearings. Photo: Shutterstock

Industry bellwether SKF recovers to turn profit

After a drab end to 2013, Swedish ballbearing makers SKF anew posted a profit in its first quarter review. It could spell good news for the manufacturing industry worldwide. READ () »

Puppies lost in 'black market' chihuahua raid
A chihuahua papillon crossbreed puppy. File photo: Shutterstock

Puppies lost in 'black market' chihuahua raid

Thieves escaped from a flat in Malmö on Monday with jewellery, electronics, and four chihuahua-papillon puppies. Police worry the dogs will be sold on the black market, a growing trend in Sweden. READ () »

JobTalk Sweden
Sweden's worst office clichés revealed

Sweden's worst office clichés revealed

"We have to hit the brakes and the gas at the same time." Does your Swedish boss confuse you? You're not alone. Swedes have crowned that phrase as the worst workplace cliché of the year. READ () »

Op-Ed
'Six-hour work day will hurt Sweden'

'Six-hour work day will hurt Sweden'

The six hour workday would punish employers who already struggle to find competent staff. And if parts of the economy slow down, so will industries reliant on them, argues liberal commentator Nima Sanandaji. READ () »

Swedes replace credit cards with hand swipe
File: Jakub/Flickr. Colour editing: The Local

Swedes replace credit cards with hand swipe

More than a thousand Swedish shoppers have signed up to make payments with a swipe of their hand, paying at machines in Lund that scan the unique pattern of their veins. READ () »

World spends less on arms: Swedish think tank
Saab's Jas Gripen. File photo: TT

World spends less on arms: Swedish think tank

The world again forked out less on weapons last year than the year before, but Russia stood out in statistics as one nation that has more than doubled its spending in the past decade. READ () »

Saab bids on Kockums to keep Sweden's subs
Gunilla Fransson at Saab would take over Kockums production if a deal goes ahead. Photo: TT

Saab bids on Kockums to keep Sweden's subs

Saab announced on Monday that it had agreed with the German owner of Kockums to buy its Swedish submarine production sites. The understanding followed months of tensions, which culminated in staff poaching. READ () »

Swede rejects Amazon bid for .se domain
Amazon.se and Amazon.co.uk websites side by side. Photo: The Local

Swede rejects Amazon bid for .se domain

Amazon's attempts to get a slice of the Swedish market have hit the buffers as the owner of the .se domain name has so far refused to sell it to the US e-commerce giant. READ () »

Abba duo's reunion hint
Björn Ulvaeus and Frida Lyngstad sign autographs for fans in London at the launch of Abba The Official Photo Book. Joel Ryan/Invision/AP Images

Abba duo's reunion hint

Abba legends Björn Ulvaeus and Frida Lyngstad have dropped a major hint that the 1970s Swedish supergroup may get back together to record and perform again. READ () »

Swiss voters to sink Swedish jet fighter deal

Swiss voters to sink Swedish jet fighter deal

Swiss voters are set to sink a massive defence deal with Swedish firm Saab to buy 22 fighter planes, a new opinion poll has showed ahead of a referendum next month. READ () »

Elections 2014
Social Dems hike taxes in shadow budget
Magdalena Andersson. File photo: TT

Social Dems hike taxes in shadow budget

The main opposition party will reintroduce restaurant VAT and increase employers social security contributions if they form a government after the September elections. READ () »

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"Today on the 28 October in Brussels, a large group of key EU Ministers and business people, including UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Edward Davey, and Swedish Environment Minister Lena Ek, will meet to discuss green growth. They all have a stake in resolving a challenge which, although it is crucial..." READ »

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