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How do I become self-employed?

How difficult is it to become self employed? I have a part time job but hope to get more work on a project basis and that employer will want an invoice. Do I have to create a company? Stella, Stockholm.

Sahlin says ‘door open’ to Left Party

Sahlin says ‘door open’ to Left Party

Responding to a storm of criticism, Social Democratic party leader Mona Sahlin backtracked on Friday, saying she would no longer rule out including the Left Party in an eventual governing coalition.

Eight in ten Swedes feel effects of crisis

Eight in ten Swedes feel effects of crisis

Nearly 80 percent of Swedish households say they are feeling the effects of the current financial crisis, according to a study by Swedish life insurance company SEB Trygg Liv.

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Bildt calls Ahtisaari’s 2008 Nobel Peace Prize ‘well-deserved’

Sweden’s foreign minister Carl Bildt offered his congratulations to former Finnish president Martti Ahtisaari for being named the recipient of the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize.

Ryanair ‘defends right of Swedish girls to take their clothes off’

Ryanair ‘defends right of Swedish girls to take their clothes off’

Ryanair on Friday claimed Sweden's Trade Ethical Council against Sexism in Advertising (ERK) was out of touch with the "Britney Spears generation" after the agency accused the discount airline of running a sexist ad campaign.

Beltran guilty verdict upheld

Beltran guilty verdict upheld

Swedish-Chilean opera singer Tito Beltran has been found guilty by the Court of Appeal of charges of rape and sexually molesting a child.

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Police car hit with parking fine during armed robbery

A parking attendant in Landskrona in southern Sweden took advantage of an armed bank robbery on Thursday to slap a ticket on a police car parked outside a branch of the Nordea bank in the town centre.

Stockholm exchange down sharply

Stockholm exchange down sharply

After approximately five minutes of trading on the Stockholm stock exchange on Friday, the OMXS index had fallen 8.2 percent.

Sweden contemplates alcohol locks for drunk drivers

Sweden contemplates alcohol locks for drunk drivers

A new form of punishment for drunk drivers under consideration in Sweden would allow some offenders to keep their driver’s licences provided they installed an alcohol lock on their vehicles.

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Rumoured cuts would devastate Volvo space group

Volvo Aero’s space division may be facing major cutbacks because the Swedish government wants to reduce funding for the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB).

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Swedish couple murdered in Tobago

A Swedish couple has been murdered in Trinidad and Tobago in the southern Caribbean, according to several reports in the Swedish press.