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‘Swedish aid to challenge the world’s dictatorships’

The Swedish government has announced changes to pro-democracy aid. Aid should have clear goals and focus on measures that support democracy, said the Minister for International Development, Gunilla Carlsson at a press conference in Gothenburg on Saturday.

Whisky auction defies finance crunch

Whisky auction defies finance crunch

Swedish state monopoly alcohol retailer Systembolaget announced on Friday that Sweden's first whisky auction will be held on October 7th.

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Opposition increases lead in new poll

The government's autumn budget has made little immediate impact on public opinion, according to a new September poll. The opposition parties have increased their lead since August, according to a new Synovate poll published in Dagens Nyheter.

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H & M wins battle for Champs-Élysées store

Swedish clothing retailer Hennes & Mauritz has been given the all clear to open an outlet on the swish shopping street Champs-Élysées. H & M beat off the vociferous objections of Paris city council.

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Sahlin condemns youth league over roses for poison attack offer

The Swedish Social Democratic Youth League (SSU) has offered a bouquet of roses as a reward to those responsible for poisoning members of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv). Party leader Mona Sahlin described the offer as "terrible."