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Sweden plans new bank crisis law

Sweden plans to introduce new rules by year-end to clarify how and when the government would take control of a domestic bank facing financial problems, a finance ministry adviser told Reuters on Wednesday.

Labour migrants set sights on Sweden

Labour migrants set sights on Sweden

The Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) estimates that 37,000 labour migrants from countries outside the European Union (EU) will seek work permits in Sweden next year.

Sweden’s school report cards to include truancy

Sweden’s school report cards to include truancy

All students in Sweden’s middle and high schools will soon have unauthorized absences recorded on their report cards along with their grades.

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Man sentenced to life in prison for axe murder

A 45-year-old man was sentenced on Wednesday by the Svea Court of Appeal to life in prison for killing a 29-year-old mother of two with an axe in March.

Many Swedes fine with using black market services

Many Swedes fine with using black market services

Many Swedes have no problem with the idea of turning to the black market for household improvement services, and according to a new survey, 13 percent have already done so.

US Ambassador: Russian gas no laughing matter

US Ambassador: Russian gas no laughing matter

Russia’s recent incursion into Georgia has brought into renewed focus the need for Sweden to continue the development and promotion of alternative energy sources, writes US Ambassador to Sweden, Michael M Wood.

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Sweden drops in business friendliness ranking

Sweden has fallen three places in a new report ranking countries according to how easy it is to do business.

Exciting new gallery challenges design orthodoxy

Exciting new gallery challenges design orthodoxy

There’s more to Swedish design than minimalist Scandinavian pine and Ikea flatpacks, as Jennifer Heape discovered at Stockholm’s newest art space, Designgalleriet.

Deportation fears delayed abuse report

Deportation fears delayed abuse report

The fears of a refugee family in hiding and those protecting them provide at least a partial explanation of how a 58-year-old man managed to hold a woman captive in a cabin outside of Eksjö in south central Sweden for nine years without detection.

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More elderly Swedes prescribed anti-psychotic drugs

Around 45,000 people over age 75 were given anti-psychotic drugs last year despite questions about the medical necessity of the prescriptions.

Ikea sales reach all-time high

Ikea sales reach all-time high

Sales by Swedish home furnishings giant Ikea continue to grow despite the weakening global economy.

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Sword-wielding man shot by Gothenburg police

A man under the influence of drugs and armed with a sword was shot twice in the leg by police on Hisingen in Gothenburg on Tuesday night.