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Young people hazy about EU elections

According to an opinion survey conducted by Novus Opinion, almost half (44 percent) of Sweden’s young people aged between 18 and 28 are not aware that elections to the European Parliament will be held this year. However, seven out of ten think voting is a good idea.

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Near-fatal knifing in Södermalm

A man was taken to hospital early on Saturday morning after being stabbed near the heart in a building in the Södermalm district of Stockholm.

Income protection for out-of-work teachers

Income protection for out-of-work teachers

Teachers’ incomes are to be protected under a new insurance scheme set up by teachers’ unions in the wake of a wave of redundancy notices in schools across the country. Under the scheme, unemployed teachers will be entitled to amounts over and above normal unemployment benefit, writes Dagens Nyheter.

Social Democrats and Moderates top new EU pre-election poll

Social Democrats and Moderates top new EU pre-election poll

The Social Democratic Party and the Moderate Party both emerged clear leaders ahead of elections to the European Parliament in the latest Sifo opinion poll, with 43 percent of respondents saying they would turn out on election day, 7 June.

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Daycare centre ordered to repay fees

Complaints by a group of parents about inadequate supervision at a Stockholm child daycare centre in Stockholm have been upheld by the National Board for Consumer Complaints (Allmänna reklamationsnämnden – ARN).

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SVT faces new cuts

Swedish Television Head Eva Hamilton warns of new spending cuts, despite ongoing cutbacks totalling hundreds of millions of kronor, reports Dagens Nyheter. Hamilton has outlined the broadcasting company’s parlous financial situation in a letter to the Ministry of Culture.

The subtle pleasures of Europe Day: Margot Wallström

The subtle pleasures of Europe Day: Margot Wallström

"If you tried to market the EU as an aphrodisiac, it would rate up there with a nice pair of socks," writes Sweden's EU Commissioner Margot Wallström. But, she adds, May 9th is Europe Day and there's much to celebrate.