Are Swedish taxes too high?

Are Swedish taxes too high?

Every week we ask a group of readers for their views on a particular aspect of life in Sweden. This week, we wonder whether Swedish taxes rock the panelists’ cradle or have them wishing for an early grave.

OECD backs Sweden to survive crisis

OECD backs Sweden to survive crisis

Sweden is well placed to ride out the global economic crisis despite risks of exposure to the overseas financial sector, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Wednesday.

‘Saab has potential buyers’: CEO

‘Saab has potential buyers’: CEO

Saab's chief executive has said there are a number of companies interested in buying the Swedish car maker after owner General Motors announced it was up for sale.

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Scania halts European production for a month

Swedish truck maker Scania announced on Wednesday it was closing down production across Europe for one month because of weaker demand.

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Nathalie’s killer sentenced to nine years in prison

The 21-year-old ex-boyfriend of Nathalie Johansen, whose body was found buried near a farm in late September, has been sentenced to nine years in prison for killing the 20-year-old woman.

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Spy tricks in cancer woman eviction case

Malmö's council-owned housing company MKB has admitted to using "classic" TV tricks in its bid to evict a 69-year-old woman with multiple illnesses, local newspaper Sydsvenskan reports.

‘Bullet hole’ in SAS plane from Thailand

‘Bullet hole’ in SAS plane from Thailand

A suspected bullet hole has been discovered in a SAS airplane which recently returned to Sweden from the Thai city of Phuket.

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Poisoned go-kart driver in shower collapse

Three people were taken to hospital in Uppsala on Friday after inhaling toxic fumes at a local go-kart arena.

UK citizen wanted in record pot bust

UK citizen wanted in record pot bust

Swedish authorities plan to issue an arrest warrant for a 33-year-old British citizen wanted in connection with one of the largest marijuana busts in the country’s history.

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Woman’s benefits withdrawn due to large breasts

A Swedish woman injured in a car accident has had her disability benefits withdrawn after the country’s social insurance agency determined her large bust was to blame for the pain.

Mobile phone radiation damages memory: study

Mobile phone radiation damages memory: study

Exposure to mobile phone radiation worsens the short-term memory of rats, according to a new Swedish study.