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New coalition
New coalition reveals 'compromise' budget
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Green Party leader Åsa Romson. Photo: TT

New coalition reveals 'compromise' budget

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven's Social Democrat-led coalition has revealed its first budget proposal, listing plans to spend more than 20 billion kronor. READ  

European Union
Extremist saves Sweden Democrats' EU group
Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Åkesson. Photo: TT

Extremist saves Sweden Democrats' EU group

The EU group that bound several Eurosceptic parties including the Sweden Democrats has been saved by an MEP from a far-right Polish group, just a week after it appeared to have crumbled, according to a UK press report. READ  

Sweden Democrat leader fatigued
Jimmie Åkesson on sick leave for exhaustion
Jimmie Åkesson, the leader of the nationalist Sweden Democrats. Photo: TT

Jimmie Åkesson on sick leave for exhaustion

UPDATED: Jimmie Åkesson, the leader of the nationalist Sweden Democrat party, has taken sick leave for exhaustion. Mattias Karlsson will take the reins in his absence. READ  

Politics
Filippa Reinfeldt to leave politics
The 47-year-old politician is set to leave politics. Photo: TT

Filippa Reinfeldt to leave politics

The ex-wife of Sweden's former Prime Minister will be leaving politics after being voted out of her position as Stockholm County finance councillor. READ  

Ebola crisis
Obama calls Löfven to discuss Ebola outbreak
President Barack Obama speaks during a phone call about Ebola, Wednesday, October 8th, in the Oval Office of the White House. File photo: AP/Jacquelyn Martin

Obama calls Löfven to discuss Ebola outbreak

US President Barack Obama phoned Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven on Thursday to discuss ways to combat the ongoing Ebola epidemic. READ  

New coalition
Muslim minister accused of 'hidden agenda'
Sweden's Housing Minister Mehmet Kaplan. Photo: TT

Muslim minister accused of 'hidden agenda'

A former Swedish MP has slammed Sweden's new Housing Minister Mehmet Kaplan, saying that the Muslim politician has a hidden agenda. READ  

International
Xenophobia drops in Europe: Swedish study
Jimmie Åkesson, the leader of the nationalist Sweden Democrats. Photo: Bertil Ericson/TT

Xenophobia drops in Europe: Swedish study

A new Swedish study has found that xenophobia is decreasing around Europe, despite a rise in support for anti-immigrant political parties. READ  

Politics
Explosive new memoir exposes Juholt exit
Håkan Juholt resigns in January 2012. Photo: TT

Explosive new memoir exposes Juholt exit

The circumstances surrounding the turbulent departure of Håkan Juholt as leader of Sweden's Social Democrats in 2012 have been exposed in a new tell-all memoir by his former speech-writer and adviser. READ  

Politics
Reinfeldt says goodbye in last debate
Fredrik Reinfeldt with his gifts from other party leaders. Photo: TT

Reinfeldt says goodbye in last debate

Sweden's outgoing Prime Minister and Moderate Party leader Fredrik Reinfeldt took part in his last debate on Wednesday as Stefan Löfven made his parliamentary debut. READ  

International
Sweden boosts Ebola fight funds
Photo: TT

Sweden boosts Ebola fight funds

Sweden has announced that it is boosting funds to be used in the fight against the spread of Ebola with most of the aid channelled through the UN and NGOs. READ  

International
Israel protests Sweden Palestine recognition
A mosque in Israel. Photo: TT

Israel protests Sweden Palestine recognition

Israel has reacted in protest to the Swedish government's decision to recognize the state of Palestine. READ  

International
US: Sweden recognition of Palestine 'premature'
Sweden's new foreign minister Margot Wallström. Photo: TT

US: Sweden recognition of Palestine 'premature'

The US has warned that Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven's plan to formally recognize the state of Palestine was "premature". READ  

Politics
Ten new minister faces you should know
Sweden's new cabinet. Photo: TT

Ten new minister faces you should know

Friday saw Sweden's Prime Minister announcing his new top team. There are 24 faces to remember. Here's The Local's guide to the most important and interesting appointments. READ  

Politics
Sweden reveals new 'feminist' cabinet
Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven. Photo: TT

Sweden reveals new 'feminist' cabinet

UPDATED: Incoming Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has announced his top team. Half of them are women. The Local blogged live to bring you the latest details and analysis on the key appointments. READ  

Politics
Löfven set to announce Sweden's new ministers
Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven and Party Secretary Carin Jämtin. Photo: TT

Löfven set to announce Sweden's new ministers

UPDATED: Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven will announce his top team of ministers this morning, and his plans for how his new cabinet will govern Sweden. READ  

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