Sweden – a new melting pot?

Sweden – a new melting pot?

As Sweden opens its borders to a new wave of labour migration, the country is becoming more diverse than ever before, writes Olle Wästberg, director-general of the Swedish Institute.

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Swedish economic growth hits 30 year low

Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg said on Tuesday that the country’s economic growth was its weakest in three decades as he announced that the government now forecasts the economy will contract by 0.8 percent next year.

‘We woke up screaming in our sleep’

‘We woke up screaming in our sleep’

Fear, panic, and surprise gripped residents across southern Sweden on Tuesday morning as a rare 4.7 magnitude earthquake rumbled across the region, causing Malmö's signature high rise to sway.

Earthquake shakes southern Sweden

Earthquake shakes southern Sweden

Southern Sweden was rocked by an earthquake early on Tuesday morning which caused a flood of phone calls to emergency services operators from alarmed residents.

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High court rejects gay priest marriage case

A homosexual couple have lost their case in the Supreme Administrative Court (Regeringsrätten) against the Swedish tax authority (Skatteverket) for registering their marriage in Canada as a partnership.

Volvo sees truck deliveries tumble in November

Volvo sees truck deliveries tumble in November

Swedish truck maker Volvo said on Tuesday that its worldwide truck deliveries had plunged 21 percent in November and warned it would be forced to halt its European production for up to 25 days in the first quarter of 2009.

Charitable Swedes defy credit crunch

Charitable Swedes defy credit crunch

Swedish charities are predicting a record year for fundraising despite the ongoing financial crisis. Private donations have continued to increase despite credit crunch concerns, according to a report in Dagens Nyheter (DN).

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Swedish doctor reprimanded following accidental abortion

A Stockholm-area hospital has been told to review its procedures after a doctor accidentally removed a fetus from a woman during a hysteroscopy.

More ayes for the EU, fewer nays for the euro

More ayes for the EU, fewer nays for the euro

Swedish support for joining the euro has increased since May as support for EU membership has reached record levels, a new survey shows.

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EU approves Sweden’s Carnegie package

Sweden on Tuesday received approval from the European Commission to move forward with its planned bailout of the troubled Carnegie investment bank.

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Study: ‘Radiotherapy can halve prostate cancer mortality’

Combining radiation therapy with hormone treatments can vastly improve the survival chances of men suffering from advanced prostate cancer, a new study shows.

Police issue new fraud warning for Toys R US

Police issue new fraud warning for Toys R US

Police in Sweden have issued a second warning to shoppers to cancel their credit cards after suspected skimming equipment was uncovered at a Stockholm-area Toys R Us store.

Sweden’s Sundhage to continue as US women’s football coach

Sweden’s Sundhage to continue as US women’s football coach

Former Swedish women’s football star Pia Sundhage, who led the US women’s side to Olympic gold at Beijing, has been asked to stay on as coach through the 2012 Olympics.