New measures to stamp out hooliganism

New measures to stamp out hooliganism

The Swedish Football Association has proposed creating a registry of everyone who purchases football tickets in order to help prevent known hooligans from being allowed into Sweden’s arenas.

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EU delays sale of Absolut

Pernod Ricard has proposed making concessions to the European Commission to avoid competition problems in its acquisition of Sweden's Vin & Sprit, the maker of Absolut Vodka, the Commission said, without giving further details.

Papers study college fees for non-Europeans

Papers study college fees for non-Europeans

David Landes takes a look at how Sweden's papers reacted to the idea of charging fees to non-European students who wish to study at Swedish universities.

Uniforms OK’d for soldiers at gay parade

Uniforms OK’d for soldiers at gay parade

Sweden’s Armed Forces have done an about face and decided to now allow soldiers to march in Stockholm’s gay parade while wearing their uniforms.

Social Democrats ‘must reject Big Brother’

Social Democrats ‘must reject Big Brother’

Sweden's government has voted through its controversial eavesdropping law. Now its time to make sure that Mona Sahlin rips up the legislation if she wins the next election, argues Social Democrat Catti Ullström.

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Sony Ericsson issues warning on second quarter results

Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson warned on Friday that its second-quarter results would be dented by a difficult commercial environment.

Famed US warship docks in Stockholm

Famed US warship docks in Stockholm

Visitors to Stockholm's harbour were greeted with an unusual sight on Friday morning as the American naval vessel USS Cole pulled into port for the weekend.

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Woman wins court case over elusive decimal point

A woman from Eskilstuna in central Sweden has won a protracted court battle with the authorities over a decimal point she neglected to include in her 2003 income tax declaration.

TV star jailed for cocaine use

TV star jailed for cocaine use

Swedish television presenter Sanna Bråding has been sentenced to three months in jail for narcotics offences.

Royal residences in Sweden’s scenic south

Royal residences in Sweden’s scenic south

The curious tourist can find many fine attractions along Skåne’s coastline – the region is home to a varied collection of charming towns and cities, impressive nature reserves, beautiful and artistically-designed parks, and sites of historical interest, writes Matt O’Leary.

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Hospital criticized for asylum seeker’s death

A 25-year-old asylum seeker suffering from a cerebral hemorrhage died after doctors sent him to emergency psychiatric care without ever performing a physical examination.

More Swedes against surveillance law

More Swedes against surveillance law

Nearly half of all Swedes are against the wiretapping law which allows authorities to monitor all email and telephone traffic which crosses Sweden’s borders, according to a new survey.

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Eight-year-old caught up in birthday card outrage

A second grader in Lund in southern Sweden was forced to take back his birthday party invitations because he hadn’t invited all the students in his class.