Record thickness for Sweden’s ozone layer

Record thickness for Sweden’s ozone layer

The layer of ozone above Sweden in February reached a thickness not seen in decades, according to the Swedish meteorological institute SMHI.

Explosive growth for Swedish arms exports in 2008

Explosive growth for Swedish arms exports in 2008

Swedish arms exports jumped up 32 percent in 2008, with large purchases by five countries accounting for nearly 60 percent of total.

Untangling the role of Swedish banks in Latvia’s financial woes

Untangling the role of Swedish banks in Latvia’s financial woes

As economies in the Baltic states falter, The Local’s Juris Kaza looks at why so many observers have placed much of the blame for Latvia’s financial woes on Swedish banks.

‘Taxes still too high in Sweden’

‘Taxes still too high in Sweden’

Sweden's government needs to continue lowering taxes if the country is to get to grips with excessive public spending and an eroding work ethic, argues Nima Sanandaji.

GM chief proposes Volvo-Saab merger

GM chief proposes Volvo-Saab merger

Senior General Motors executive Bob Lutz has suggested that a solution to the problems faced by Swedish car firms Volvo and Saab would be to merge them.

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Danish gang war spills over into Malmö

A Danish gangster has been remanded into custody on suspicion of blackmail by a Malmö court as police fear that a Copenhagen gang war is spilling over onto the southern Swedish city's streets.

Sweden concerned over ‘useless’ flu vaccine stockpiles

Sweden concerned over ‘useless’ flu vaccine stockpiles

Tamiflu, the medication used to combat influenza, is useless in large parts of the world. Sweden has meanwhile built up large stocks of the drug.

Defence: file sharing an ‘internet problem’

Defence: file sharing an ‘internet problem’

The Pirate Bay's operations are completely legal, the defence counsel representing one of the defendants, Fredrik Neij emphasized in his concluding comments on Tuesday morning.

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New beetle species confirmed in Sweden

For the first time in 100 years, a new species of beetle has been confirmed in Sweden.

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Newspaper thief claims crossword jackpot

A 64-year-old woman has been arrested in Uppsala in central Sweden on suspicion of theft. The woman stole up to ten newspapers twice a week - to do the crossword.

Arts college admits error in approving faked psychosis project

Arts college admits error in approving faked psychosis project

Sweden's University College of Arts, Craft and Design (Konstfack) plans to introduce new ethics guidelines in the wake of two controversial student art projects.