Agencies often monitor workers’ net habits

Agencies often monitor workers’ net habits

A majority of Sweden’s public sector employers monitor their workers’ internet surfing habits, a new survey shows.

Transforming Sweden through social media

Transforming Sweden through social media

On paper, Sweden became transparent in 1776 with the enactment of freedom of information and freedom of speech laws. About 70 countries have freedom of information laws in use today. On the web, we’re just about getting our feet wet, writes Sweden.se editor Rikard Lagerberg.

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Pastor to sue dating site over release of rude comments

A Christian dating website which released details about a Swedish pastor’s offensive comments has been accused of violated the country’s data privacy laws.

Prison for prosecutor bomb attack

Prison for prosecutor bomb attack

Two men suspected of planting a bomb which exploded on the front steps of prosecutor Barbro Jönsson’s home were found guilty on Wednesday and each sentenced to three and a half years in prison.

More layoffs at Volvo Group

More layoffs at Volvo Group

Volvo Group announced on Wednesday it was cutting an additional 1,543 jobs in Sweden, with most redundancies coming at the group’s Volvo Truck division.

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Swedish artist sees statue cut down to size

Southern Swedish artist Nils Rickard was shocked to find that his 20 kilo stone sculpture of the male reproductive organ had been broken in two when he went to collect it from an exhibition at a Kristianstad hotel.

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Electrolux results better than expected despite loss

Swedish white goods maker Electrolux announced further losses on Wednesday, adding it saw little chance of improvement in the foreseeable future.

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Uproar over rumoured NY consulate closure

Reports that Sweden plans to close down its consulate-general in New York City have sparked an outpouring of concern from business leaders and New York-based Swedes.

Couple wounded in Gamla Stan shooting

Couple wounded in Gamla Stan shooting

Two people were shot and seriously injured in Stockholm’s historic Gamla Stan district Tuesday evening.

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Swedish terror suspect worked for Al-Qaeda: prosecutors

As the trial of a Swedish citizen facing terror charges began in New York on Tuesday, prosecutors argued that the man planned to set up an Al-Qaeda terrorist training camp in the United States.

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Reinfeldt: ‘Turkey belongs to Europe’

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt expressed his support on Tuesday for Turkey’s EU membership, emphasizing that a settlement in Cyprus would aid the process.