Georgia crisis ‘should prompt Swedish military rethink’

Georgia crisis ‘should prompt Swedish military rethink’

The current crisis in Georgia provides a timely reminder of Sweden's need to more effectively defend its borders and offshore territories, particularly the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea, writes security expert Bo Pellnäs.

Swedes ditch cars as petrol prices remain high

Swedes ditch cars as petrol prices remain high

Expensive petrol prices are causing Swedes to leave their cars at home.

Sweden sees birth of first male baby elephant

Sweden sees birth of first male baby elephant

A male baby elephant was born on Monday at Borås Zoo in western Sweden, the first male elephant ever born in the country.

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Arboga murder weapon: witnesses testify

The trial of the German murder suspect accused of killing two toddlers in Arboga, central Sweden continued on Wednesday, with witnesses testifying about a hammer that is the suspected murder weapon.

Sweden eases name restrictions

Sweden eases name restrictions

Swedish authorities are to relax restrictions preventing adults from taking "inappropriate" names.

Olympic silver for Swedish cyclist

Olympic silver for Swedish cyclist

Gustav Larsson of Sweden has finished second in the Olympic men's road cycling time trial, winning a silver medal.

Swedish surveillance law ‘breaks EU rules’

Swedish surveillance law ‘breaks EU rules’

A lawyer at the European University Institute in Florence has reported Sweden's new surveillance law to the European Commission.

House prices rise as cost of apartments falls

House prices rise as cost of apartments falls

Apartment prices are continuing to fall in Sweden, but houses are bucking the downward trend.

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Debts lead to more property repossessions

The number of apartments repossessed and sold at auction by Sweden's official bailiffs has doubled in the past year. But the Swedish Enforcement Agency (Kronofogden) says the increase in foreclosures is due more to changes in the law than to a downturn in the economy.

SAS ‘to cut wages’ as airline industry suffers

SAS ‘to cut wages’ as airline industry suffers

Scandinavian airline SAS is set to slash employees wages in an attempt to stem losses, according to Danish reports. An SAS spokeswoman has denied the rumours.

Princess Lilian breaks hip in fall

Princess Lilian breaks hip in fall

Princess Lilian, the British-born aunt of Sweden's King Carl Gustaf, has been taken to hospital after falling and breaking her hip.