Toymaker Brio wards off bankruptcy

Toymaker Brio wards off bankruptcy

Swedish wooden toy maker Brio announced on Wednesday that it had proposed a financial restructuring to ward off bankruptcy.

Malmö elephant dies after sit down protest

Malmö elephant dies after sit down protest

Malmö emergency services had to break off their attempts to coax a lying elephant back on to its feet on Wednesday afternoon - the elephant refused and had to be put down.

UK couple searches for clues about daredevil Swede

UK couple searches for clues about daredevil Swede

More than 45 years after losing contact, a British couple are hoping the Swedish public can help them learn the fate of a long-lost daredevil sweetheart.

Sweden wants fossil fuel-free driving by 2030

Sweden wants fossil fuel-free driving by 2030

The Swedish government on Wednesday laid out the key proposals in its energy and climate bill.

What’s your view of Sweden’s Melodifestivalen?

What’s your view of Sweden’s Melodifestivalen?

Every week, we ask a regular panel of readers to discuss a particular aspect of life in Sweden. This week: Melodifestivalen.

Swedish labour model talks collapse

Swedish labour model talks collapse

Talks between Sweden's main employers' and employees' associations on a major revision to the agreement which has governed Sweden's labour relations for seven decades, collapsed on Wednesday.

Swedish study finds sweaty jocks harm the environment

Swedish study finds sweaty jocks harm the environment

Figure-hugging, labelled training clothes have long been de rigueur in the gyms and sports clubs of Sweden. Some even promise to eliminate the smell of sweat but, as a new report shows, at a cost to the environment.

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Swedish auto firms secure European loans

Swedish car maker Volvo Cars, and truck makers Volvo Trucks and Scania, have secured loans totalling €1 billion ($1.26 billion) from the European Investment Bank (EIB), it was announced on Wednesday.

Layoffs hit Sweden’s schools

Layoffs hit Sweden’s schools

Teachers are in danger of losing their jobs in roughly one third of Sweden’s 290 municipalities, a sign that the weak economy is now set to take its toll on the country’s schools.

Heavy snow catches Sweden off guard

Heavy snow catches Sweden off guard

Heavy snow took drivers in parts of southern and central Sweden by surprise on Tuesday, causing more than 100 accidents in Stockholm county alone.

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‘Workplace suicide is contagious’: Swedish study

Swedish researchers have concluded in a new study that suicide in the workplace is contagious.