Riksbank offers support to Estonian central bank

Riksbank offers support to Estonian central bank

Sweden’s central bank announced on Friday it was entering into a “precautionary arrangement” with its Estonian counterpart should the Baltic country’s battered financial system need assistance.

Acquittals for suspects in ‘Romario’ killing

Acquittals for suspects in ‘Romario’ killing

All three suspects charged in the stabbing death of 23-year-old Ahmed “Romario” Ibrahim Ali were acquitted on Friday by a Stockholm-area court.

Swedish economy in ‘long, dark winter’

Swedish economy in ‘long, dark winter’

Sweden’s GDP fell by 4.9 percent in the 4th quarter of 2008 compared to the same period a year before.

Sweden’s national parks celebrate 100 years

Sweden’s national parks celebrate 100 years

While Sweden can boast of having invented household names such as IKEA, ABBA and Volvo, fewer people are aware that the country also bears the distinction of having created Europe’s first national parks, which this year celebrate their 100th anniversary.

Vasaloppet organizers hope for cold weekend weather

Vasaloppet organizers hope for cold weekend weather

Cross-country ski enthusiasts in Sweden are gearing up for the 85th Vasaloppet ski race on Sunday, in which 15,000 skiers will compete across a punishing 90-kilometre course.

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Well-endowed thief in late night condom raid

A student association in southern Sweden is on the lookout for a thief with a preference for extra large condoms after fifty commodious rubbers went missing on Monday night.

One third of Swedes want King to abdicate

One third of Swedes want King to abdicate

A new poll shows that Swedes generally support the country’s current monarch, King Carl XVI Gustaf, but one in three think he should hand over the throne to Crown Princess Victoria.

Break down in talks on Swedish energy policy

Break down in talks on Swedish energy policy

Joint talks on Sweden’s future energy policy between the government and the opposition have been called off, energy minister Maud Olofsson announced on Thursday.

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Suspect denies involvement in Eskilstuna hotel fire

The 37-year-old man arrested for his suspected role a starting a fire which consumed part of an Eskilstuna hotel on Wednesday has denied any wrongdoing.

Saab workers stage demonstration

Saab workers stage demonstration

Saab employees filled a main thoroughfare in the company’s home base of Trollhättan in central Sweden on Thursday night to show their faith in the future of the beleaguered automaker.

Volvo Group to boost executive pay despite losses

Volvo Group to boost executive pay despite losses

Sweden’s Volvo Group announced on Thursday it had approved pay raises for 250 high-ranking executives this year, despite heavy fourth quarter losses at the world’s second largest truck maker.