Uproar over planned destruction of urban ‘green lung’

Uproar over planned destruction of urban ‘green lung’

Residents living in Kvarteret Plankan in the Södermalm district of Stockholm are in uproar over plans to build a large apartment block in the centre of their courtyard.

New Swedish bank crisis law in two years

New Swedish bank crisis law in two years

Sweden's Minister for Financial Market Mats Odell said on Tuesday that new rules to clarify how and when the Swedish government can take control of a domestic bank in financial trouble should come into effect in 2010.

Stockholm weekend going out guide: Saturday, Oct 4

Stockholm weekend going out guide: Saturday, Oct 4

The Local teams up with Djungeltrumman to help point you in the right direction if you're planning a night out in Stockholm this Saturday.

Stockholm weekend going out guide: Friday, Oct 3

Stockholm weekend going out guide: Friday, Oct 3

The Local helps fulfil all your Stockholm nightlife needs this Friday in cooperation with the ever-reliable entertainment gurus at Djungeltrumman.

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South African police free kidnapped Swede

Police in South Africa rescued a Swedish national from Nigerian kidnappers who had lured the man to the country using an investment scam.

Borg: US financial institutions ‘reckless’

Borg: US financial institutions ‘reckless’

Anders Borg, Sweden’s Minister of Finance, has slammed the culture of “greed” exemplified by US financial institutions and its role in precipitating the current financial crisis.

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H&M growth falls below expectations

Despite reporting higher third quarter profits, Swedish clothing chain H&M shares dropped due to slower-than-expected growth.

EU critic to run for European Parliament

EU critic to run for European Parliament

Social Democratic Party Secretary and EU-critic Marita Ulvskog on Tuesday announced her plans to run for a spot in the European Parliament in the upcoming 2009 elections.

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Proposal to shield car companies from industrial spies

A Riksdag member from Arjeplog in northern Sweden is proposing a new bill which may restrict one of Sweden’s most cherished rights in order to protect the auto industry from industrial espionage.

New staff cuts from Volvo Trucks

New staff cuts from Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks announced plans on Monday to lay off 1,000 factory workers in Sweden and 400 in Belgium due to declining demand for trucks in the European market and the rising cost of raw materials.

‘Fru Gårman’ gets ready to cross Swedish streets

‘Fru Gårman’ gets ready to cross Swedish streets

The Swedish Road Administration (Vägverket) on Monday revealed the final design for its new, more gender-sensitive pedestrian crossing signs.