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Holocaust survivor denied Swedish pension

Sweden's Supreme Administrative Court (Regeringsrätten) is to consider whether damages paid to a Holocaust survivor by the German state should be deducted from her Swedish pension.

What does Sweden have against rational Nordic energy solutions?

What does Sweden have against rational Nordic energy solutions?

Sweden’s continued opposition to a natural gas pipeline running along the floor of the Baltic Sea is more political than it is environmental, but that doesn’t make it any more rational, argues researcher Timo Kivimäki.

Tax agency rejects ‘Dark Knight’ name change

Tax agency rejects ‘Dark Knight’ name change

The Swedish National Tax Agency (Skatteverket) has rejected an application from a 19-year-old woman in Stockholm to change her name to Sofia "Dark Knight".

Court revokes ban on Swedish wrestler

Court revokes ban on Swedish wrestler

Swedish wrestler Ara Abrahamian is free to return to competition following a decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to revoke a ban following his medal protest at the Beijing Olympic games, according to a report in Svenska Dagbladet (SvD).

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Sweden posts record annual drop in industrial output

Industrial production in Sweden suffered a record year-on-year fall in January, according to new figures released on Tuesday, adding to fears about the health of the Nordic region’s economies.

Sweden proposes divisive fuel tax hike

Sweden proposes divisive fuel tax hike

The Swedish government has proposed rises in diesel and vehicle taxes in a move designed to cut carbon emissions.

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Swedish man found dead after a year

A Swedish man has been found dead in his apartment in Forserum in Småland in southern Sweden. Police in Jönköping believe that the man may have been dead for up to a year.

‘Fake’ universities operating in Sweden

‘Fake’ universities operating in Sweden

The Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (Högskoleverket) has issued a warning about two so-called fake universities operating in Sweden. Both universities offer courses up to and including doctoral level.

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Methamphetamine increasingly common in Sweden

Methamphetamine appears to be growing in popularity in Sweden, as both smuggling and reports of abuse of the drug have increased in recent years.

Swedish group among Volvo bidders: report

Swedish group among Volvo bidders: report

A group of Swedish-led investors may be preparing a bid to buy Volvo Cars, according to media reports.

Swedish chimp’s attacks show primate planning prowess

Swedish chimp’s attacks show primate planning prowess

A chimpanzee who collected rocks to throw at visitors to a zoo in eastern Sweden shows that primates plan for the future in ways similar to humans, according to a Swedish researcher.