Something for the weekend:Feast of film at Stockholm CinemAfrica festival, Eurovision qualification in Gothenburg, and Fredrik Lindström dissects the Swedish mentality in Malmö
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).
Former defence minister Mikael Odenberg has been named director general of state electricity utility Svenska Kraftnät.
The trial of four people involved in operating The Pirate Bay will likely not take place before the summer.
The government has proposed a new directive requiring immigrants to have a job and housing before sending for relatives.
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.
Laundry room complications made it to the courtroom in Stockholm on Wednesday after tensions simmered over in a city suburb, Metro reports.
The number of Swedes choosing gastric bypass surgery is increasing steadily.
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.
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.
A major fire broke out at Swedbank's offices on the Stora Essingen island in Stockholm on Wednesday night.