Stockholm wins EU green capital award

Stockholm wins EU green capital award

Stockholm and Hamburg became the first cities to be named European Green Capital on Monday, as the European Commission announced the winners of its new environmental initiative.

Starbucks sues to shutter Gothenburg’s Starcups café

Starbucks sues to shutter Gothenburg’s Starcups café

A Gothenburg-area café owner is confident he will prevail in a naming dispute with US coffee shop giant Starbucks.

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Saab has potential buyers: Sweden

Struggling car maker Saab has received interest from a number of potential buyers, the Swedish government said on Wednesday, refusing to divulge any names.

Spotify interview: The source of the stream

Spotify interview: The source of the stream

The Local’s Thanh Dinh catches up with Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify, the Sweden-based music streaming service that is making friends with everyone from the armchair music fan to Bono.

GM ‘hasn’t taken responsibility for Saab’

GM ‘hasn’t taken responsibility for Saab’

Sweden’s enterprise minister Maud Olofsson praised Saab employees following meetings with company representatives on Monday, while at the same time chastising General Motors for abandoning the troubled Swedish brand.

Murder charges in Carolin Stenvall killing

Murder charges in Carolin Stenvall killing

Prosecutors in Gällivare in northern Sweden on Monday formally charged a 51-year-old man with murder in the death of 29-year-old Carolin Stenvall.

Vattenfall buys Dutch energy company

Vattenfall buys Dutch energy company

Sweden’s state-owned power company Vattenfall announced Monday it has offered €8.5 billion ($10.9 billion) for Netherlands-based Nuon in a deal that would “create a leading European energy company”.

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Stockholm courts Israel Davis Cup match

Officials in Stockholm are hoping the capital can replace Malmö as the host of Sweden's forthcoming Davis Cup match against Israel after the southern city ruled that the game should be played behind closed doors.

What’s in a name: crime suspects and the Swedish press

What’s in a name: crime suspects and the Swedish press

The Local’s David Landes attempts to shed some light on the Swedish media’s sometimes peculiar practice of omitting the names of criminal suspects.

Saab laments ‘mixed messages’ from Sweden

Saab laments ‘mixed messages’ from Sweden

Tensions were high during a debate between Sweden’s enterprise minister Maud Olofsson and the CEO of Saab Automobile televised on Sveriges Television (SVT) Sunday night.

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Drunken ‘rescuer’ smashes snowmobile into tree

A mountain rescuer from western Sweden has been relieved of his duties after attempting a rescue while under the influence.

Nuder to leave Riksdag

Nuder to leave Riksdag

Pär Nuder, a prominent Social Democrat who served as Sweden’s finance minister under Göran Persson, has announced he won’t seek re-election to the Riksdag in the 2010 parliamentary elections.