Is it time for Sweden to join the eurozone?

Is it time for Sweden to join the eurozone?

With the Swedish currency foundering in a deepening economic crisis, Jonathan Ward wonders if Sweden should reconsider its decision to shun the euro.

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Car industry aid sparks heated debate

The Social Democrats’ economic political spokesperson Tomas Eneroth slammed the government’s reaction to the problems plaguing the Swedish auto industry during a special debate in the Riksdag on Thursday.

Segregation ‘widespread’ for Swedish immigrants

Segregation ‘widespread’ for Swedish immigrants

A study released on Thursday by Statistics Sweden (SCB) reports widespread segregation in the fields of education, housing, employment and politics.

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Swedish scientists struggle to explain post-beer munchies

Swedish researchers found they had jumped out of the frying pan into the fire when their attempts to explain what causes people to eat more after an evening out drinking ultimately failed to satisfy.

What’s on in Sweden: December 19 – 25

What’s on in Sweden: December 19 – 25

What's on in Sweden: December 19th - 25th. Magic Numbers and Clash tribute in Stockholm; Polar exhibition and Woody West's Christmas Bash in Gothenburg; magical organic market near Malmö

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Swedes’ assets shed billions in value

Swedish households’ net wealth fell by 6.6 percent, or 185 billion kronor ($24.3 billion), during the third quarter of 2008, with losses from shares and funds accounting for 45 percent of the drop.

Swedish dance bands: a musical mystery wrapped in spandex

Swedish dance bands: a musical mystery wrapped in spandex

Musical styles may come and go, but Swedish dance bands remain as popular as ever. But why does the nation remain loyal to its perennial bearers of outrageous costumes? Jennifer Heape endeavours to find out.

Immigrants central to swelling population

Immigrants central to swelling population

Sweden’s foreign-born population is expected to reach 14 percent by the end of 2008, a year in which the country’s overall population had its greatest increase since 1970.

Riksbank urges Sweden to ditch 50 öre coin

Riksbank urges Sweden to ditch 50 öre coin

The Riksbank wants Sweden to ditch the 50 öre coin, currently the smallest denomination of the country’s currency.

Volvo Cars guilty of manslaughter

Volvo Cars guilty of manslaughter

An appeals court in France on Thursday affirmed a €200,000 ($300,000) fine against Volvo Cars, finding the Swedish automaker guilty of manslaughter in a case resulting from a fatal 1999 car crash.

Club and concert tips: Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö

Club and concert tips: Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö

Jingle your bells and rock around the Christmas tree as the clubs and concert halls of Sweden get into full seasonal celebration mode this weekend.