Euro music, African cinema, Swedish mentality: what’s on in Sweden

Euro music, African cinema, Swedish mentality: what’s on in Sweden

Something for the weekend:Feast of film at Stockholm CinemAfrica festival, Eurovision qualification in Gothenburg, and Fredrik Lindström dissects the Swedish mentality in Malmö

Swedes hit with massive tax bill

Swedes hit with massive tax bill

Finance Minister Anders Borg is laughing all the way to the state coffers following news that private individuals paid 29 billion kronor more in tax last year than in 2006, according to a new report from Statistics Sweden (SCB).

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Former defence minister to lead state electricity utility

Former defence minister Mikael Odenberg has been named director general of state electricity utility Svenska Kraftnät.

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Pirate Bay case unlikely to be heard before summer

The trial of four people involved in operating The Pirate Bay will likely not take place before the summer.

New housing and work demands for immigrants

New housing and work demands for immigrants

The government has proposed a new directive requiring immigrants to have a job and housing before sending for relatives.

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SEB posts increased net profit

Sweden's top banking group SEB on Thursday reported an eight percent hike in its 2007 net profit, boosted by increased customer activity, but saw its fourth quarter earnings slip slightly.

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Woman trapped in laundry room by irate neighbour

Laundry room complications made it to the courtroom in Stockholm on Wednesday after tensions simmered over in a city suburb, Metro reports.

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More Swedes choose surgery as path to slimmer waistlines

The number of Swedes choosing gastric bypass surgery is increasing steadily.

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Increase in reports of bullying

Increasing numbers of alleged bullying cases are being reported to Sweden's National Agency for Education (Skolverket). In 2007, the agency received 466 reports, compared to 359 in 2005.

Apartment attacked with flying tin of fermented fish

Apartment attacked with flying tin of fermented fish

Police in Motala are investigating the fishy case of a 52-year-old man who was awoken on Thursday morning by an open tin of fermented herring flying through his bedroom window.

Fire ravages Stockholm bank

Fire ravages Stockholm bank

A major fire broke out at Swedbank's offices on the Stora Essingen island in Stockholm on Wednesday night.