Swedes to shun EU elections: poll

Swedes to shun EU elections: poll

More than half of Swedish voters do not plan to vote in the elections for the European parliament to be held on June 7th, a poll published on Tuesday showed.

Sweden plans for move to heart of Europe

Sweden plans for move to heart of Europe

With just a couple of months remaining until Sweden assumes the reins of the EU presidency, The Local's Thanh Dinh speaks to Minister for EU Affairs Cecilia Malmström about the challenges ahead.

placeholder image

Wild boar attacks woman in Gothenburg cemetery

A wild boar attacked a woman out walking her dog in a graveyard in Gothenburg on Tuesday morning.

Extinct fish turns up in Baltic Sea catch

Extinct fish turns up in Baltic Sea catch

A fish, declared extinct in the Baltic Sea over a 100 years ago, has made a remarkable reappearance - in the net of a professional Swedish fisherman off the coast of Öland.

placeholder image

‘Honour’ culture common in Stockholm

More than 4,000 teenagers in Stockholm are exposed on a daily basis to cultures of honour that involve traditions which run counter to Swedish law, according to an estimate based on a new official study.

placeholder image

Prosecutor abandons teen suicide rape case

The prosecutor in a high-profile rape case in Jönköping where a 15-year-old victim committed suicide before the trial, has withdrawn from the case.

placeholder image

Swedish inflation slows to near zero

Swedish inflation slowed to 0.2 percent in March from 0.9 percent in February, Statistics Sweden (SCB) said on Tuesday.

Erotic garden opens in Stockholm suburb

Erotic garden opens in Stockholm suburb

Jorma Toivonen's dream is to open a sex museum, but municipal councils have been lukewarm. In the meantime "Scandinavia's largest collection of erotic items" will be put on show in a Stockholm suburban garden.

placeholder image

Tele2 and Telenor in 4G network cooperation

Swedish telecom operator Tele2 has joined forces with Norway's Telenor to build a new 4G mobile network, it was announced on Tuesday.

placeholder image

Capital markets show signs of easing

Several major Swedish firms have been able to attract capital in the spring, according to a new market survey by the business daily Dagens Industri. For smaller firms capital markets remain closed, however.

‘Let schools suspend pupils’: Björklund

‘Let schools suspend pupils’: Björklund

Sweden's government is preparing a new law that will enable schools to suspend pupils for up to a week, Education Minister Jan Björklund has revealed.

placeholder image

Swedish terror suspect on trial in US

The trial began in New York on Monday of a Swedish citizen suspected of attempting to set up a terrorist training camp in the United States.