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Nationalist gains as Moderates dip in polls
Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Akesson at Almedalen. Photo TT

Nationalist gains as Moderates dip in polls

The anti-immigration Sweden Democrat party gained support during last week’s national political conference Almedalen, while backing for the country’s main centre-right opposition group fell. READ  

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Swedes should vote at 16, says top feminist
Gudrun Schyman in Visby this week. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Swedes should vote at 16, says top feminist

UPDATED: The co-leader of Sweden’s Feminist Initiative Party has proposed lowering the nation’s voting age in a key speech. READ  

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BLOG: Sweden's political power forum - Day Eight
Liberal Party leader Jan Björklund. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

BLOG: Sweden's political power forum - Day Eight

The Swedish Liberal Party tried to score some new support after a year of plummeting in the polls, with leader Jan Björklund taking centre stage on the final day of Almedalen. READ  

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BLOG: Sweden's political power forum - Day Seven
Left Party leader Jonas Sjöstedt speaking at Almedalen 2015 on Saturday. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

BLOG: Sweden's political power forum - Day Seven

It's the seventh day of Almedalen, the most important week in Swedish politics, and the Left Party is running the show. The Local is live blogging the key moments. READ  

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Opposition head pledges lower taxes on first jobs
Sweden's Moderate party leader Anna Kinberg Batra at Almedalen. Photo: Marcus Ericsson/TT

Opposition head pledges lower taxes on first jobs

Moderate Party leader Anna Kinberg Batra spoke about jobs in her first speech at Almedalen since becoming head of Sweden's biggest opposition party. READ  

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Sweden's green leader in second Auschwitz gaffe
Åsa Romson at Sweden's Almedalen Week. Photo: Marcus Ericsson/TT

Sweden's green leader in second Auschwitz gaffe

UPDATED: Sweden's Deputy Prime Minister and Green Party leader Åsa Romson has stirred up a storm after she placed Auschwitz in southern Germany instead of Poland, her second gaffe about the holocaust. READ  

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BLOG: Sweden's political power forum - Day Six
New Moderate Party leader Anna Kinberg Batra speaking at Almedalen. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

BLOG: Sweden's political power forum - Day Six

Anna Kinberg Batra - the new leader of Sweden's biggest opposition party, the Moderates - focused on job creation in her first speech at Almedalen, Sweden's huge week-long politics forum. READ  

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BLOG: Sweden's political power forum - Day Five
Sweden's Green Party leader Gustav Fridolin at Almedalen. Photo: Marcus Ericsson/TT

BLOG: Sweden's political power forum - Day Five

Education as well as environmental issues topped the agenda when Sweden's Green Party co-leader Gustav Fridolin took to the stage on day five of Almedalen - Sweden's biggest week in politics. READ  

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BLOG: Sweden's political power forum - Day Four
Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Åkesson, speaking on Wednesday. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

BLOG: Sweden's political power forum - Day Four

The nationalist Sweden Democrat party's leader Jimmie Åkesson has told his nation's biggest political conference that he wants to create a better county for children and crack down on extremism. READ  

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BLOG: Sweden's political power forum - Day Three
Christian Democrat leader Ebba Busch Thor at Almedalen. Photo: TT

BLOG: Sweden's political power forum - Day Three

Sweden's youngest political leader in history, Ebba Busch Thor has called for a crackdown on homegrown terrorists and lower taxes at Almedalen, the biggest week in Swedish politics. READ  

Almedalen 2015
Prime Minister promises more jobs for young
Stefan Löfven making his keynote speech on Tuesday. Photo: TT

Prime Minister promises more jobs for young

UPDATED: Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven focussed on tackling youth unemployment and maintaining an open, liberal society in his first Almedalen speech since becoming Prime Minister. READ  

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Swedish bank jitters as Greece crisis swells
A woman outside a closed bank in Greece. Photo: AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis

Swedish bank jitters as Greece crisis swells

People travelling from Sweden to Greece are being warned to withdraw cash before setting off, while the Swedish Prime Minister has criticized the Greek parliament’s snap referendum on a possible Grexit. READ  

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Why is Sweden still working with Russia?
Panelists discuss the importance of cooperating with Russia. Photo: The Local

Why is Sweden still working with Russia?

Relations between Russia and the EU might be tense, but Sweden is working hard to build connections - from the ground up. READ  

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BLOG: Sweden's political power forum - Day Two
Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven speaking on Monday. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

BLOG: Sweden's political power forum - Day Two

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has taken to the stage at Almedalen, the Nordic nation's annual gathering of power players, and made cutting youth unemployment a key pledge. READ  

Almedalen 2015
BLOG: Sweden's political power forum - Day One
Centre Party leader, Annie Lööf, giving her keynote speech. Photo: TT

BLOG: Sweden's political power forum - Day One

Centre Party leader Annie Lööf kicked off Almedalen on Sunday, the annual conference where Swedish politicians, lobbyists, journalists and campaigners gather to debate on the island of Gotland. READ  

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