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Stockholm metro card could cost 900kr a month
A travel card like this could be about to leave a bigger hole in the pockets of Stockholm commuters. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Stockholm metro card could cost 900kr a month

Shocked commuters in Sweden's capital awoke on Monday to the news that Stockholm’s four centre-right Alliance parties are pushing for a major price hike for a monthly travel card. READ  

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Sweden debates shock British election win
British Prime Minister David Cameron. Photo: TT

Sweden debates shock British election win

UPDATED: Swedish right-wing parties are celebrating David Cameron's shock victory in the UK election while the Social Democrats are mourning the result of an election which could have seen Sweden's government forge closer ties with a Labour-led Britain. READ  

Voters thaw on Sweden Democrats co-operation
Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Åkesson. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Voters thaw on Sweden Democrats co-operation

Almost half of Swedish voters – and a majority of two of the Nordic country's centre-right parties – want to co-operate with the nationalist Sweden Democrats on some issues, while 41 percent of voters want to limit the party's influence, according to a poll by Ipsos. READ  

Cunning Swedish mayor keeps neo-Nazis at home

Cunning Swedish mayor keeps neo-Nazis at home

The mayor of a town in southern Sweden kept members of the neo-Nazi Party of the Swedes off the streets for their annual May Day demonstration - thanks to pre-empting their moves a year in advance. READ  

Youth and bank tax in May Day speech focus
Photo: TT

Youth and bank tax in May Day speech focus

The Swedish government unveiled plans for a national "marginalized youth" coordinator and mooted a new bank tax on Friday. READ  

Sweden calls for ‘urgent’ international nuclear ban
Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallström. Photo: TT

Sweden calls for ‘urgent’ international nuclear ban

UPDATED: Foreign Minister Margot Wallström has renewed Swedish calls for a global ban on nuclear weapons as the United Nations begins a major review of the industry. READ  

Sweden Democrats boot seven in extremism row
From left, Sweden Democrat youth leaders Gustav Kasselstrand and William Hahne on Monday. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

Sweden Democrats boot seven in extremism row

Seven people have been expelled from the Sweden Democrats - including the two heads of the nationalist party's youth wing - in a row over far-right extremism, the party announced on Monday afternoon. READ  

Swedes risk double tax over pension change
The 'orange envelope' containing annual pension statements. Photo: TT

Swedes risk double tax over pension change

Many Swedes risk paying double tax on their savings following changes to private pensions rules, experts warn. READ  

Authorities free Swedish hostages in Syria
Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallström. Photo: TT

Authorities free Swedish hostages in Syria

Two Swedish men held hostage in Syria have been released with the help of Jordanian and Palestinian authorities, Sweden's foreign ministry said Saturday. READ  

Löfven: Palestine move was done by the book
Stefan Löfven gets a grilling from the powerful Constitutional Affairs Committee of the Swedish parliament. Photo. Henrik Montgomery/Scanpix

Löfven: Palestine move was done by the book

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has denied that he bypassed parliament when the country recognized Palestine last year. READ  

Sweden Democrat youth leaders face expulsion
Sweden Democrat parliamentary group leader Mattias Karlsson. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT

Sweden Democrat youth leaders face expulsion

Eight members of the nationalist Sweden Democrats, including the two heads of its youth wing, are set to be expelled from the party in a public row over far-right extremism, parliamentary group leader Mattias Karlsson has confirmed. READ  

Feminist leader to take sick leave for exhaustion
Sissela Nordling Blanco at Stockholm's City Hall. Photo: Magnus Hjalmarson Neideman/SvD/TT

Feminist leader to take sick leave for exhaustion

One of the leaders of the feminist party which came close to entering parliament in last year's Swedish election is set to take a break from politics following exhaustion symptoms, a spokesperson announced on Friday. But party figurehead Gudrun Schyman has told The Local that she will stay on. READ  

Swedish foreign minister quizzed on Palestine
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström being quizzed by a parliamentary committee. Photo: Nora Lorek/TT

Swedish foreign minister quizzed on Palestine

The Swedish government did not act unilaterally to recognize Palestine without informing parliament, Foreign Minister Margot Wallström said as she was quizzed by a parliamentary committee on Thursday over the controversial decision. READ  

Spring Budget
Budget marks return to 1990s social democracy
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in parliament on Wednesday. Photo: TT

Budget marks return to 1990s social democracy

UPDATED: Prime Minister Stefan Löfven's centre-left coalition government's spring budget spells a return to the traditional social democratic welfare politics Sweden is known for abroad. READ  

Sweden to join US-led coalition against Isis
An Iraqi officer gives orders to troops fighting Isis north of Baghdad. Photo: TT

Sweden to join US-led coalition against Isis

Sweden will send up to 120 troops to northern Iraq to train Iraqi and Kurdish fighters as part of the US-led coalition against Isis, foreign minister Margot Wallström has announced. READ  

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