A Swedish island idyll

A Swedish island idyll

Ask most Swedes of their idea of an idyllic summer, they won’t talk of the beaches of the south of France or villas in Capri. But then why would they want to leave Sweden when have a stunning coastline on their doorstep, speckled with tens of thousands of picture-perfect islands?

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‘Clamp down on fake universities’: Agency

The Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (Högskoleverket) has appealed to the government to protect the terms "university" (universitet) and "college" (högskola) from abuse following recent revelations that two fake universities have set up shop in Sweden.

Showbiz reps appeal for more Pirate Bay loot

Showbiz reps appeal for more Pirate Bay loot

The US entertainment companies who last month claimed victory in The Pirate Bay trial have now appealed the verdict, arguing that the fines imposed on the four men convicted in the case were too low.

Alf Svensson’s ethical undertaking

Alf Svensson’s ethical undertaking

At 70 years old, there’s no sign of Alf Svensson slowing down.

Job losses lead to spike in forced home sales

Job losses lead to spike in forced home sales

More and more Swedes are having their homes repossessed and sold through executive auction as household budgets tighten in the wake of job losses caused by the economic crisis.

Far-right leader egged at rowdy election rally

Far-right leader egged at rowdy election rally

Jimmie Åkesson, the head of the far-right Sweden Democrats, literally ended up with egg on his face during an election rally in Linköping in central Sweden on Wednesday.

Zaida Catalán: Getting the vote out for a greener Europe

Zaida Catalán: Getting the vote out for a greener Europe

Climate change, women’s rights and economic sustainability are high-priority issues for the Green Party’s Zaida Catalán, but when asked what she hopes to achieve if elected to EU Parliament, she says with a laugh, “What don’t I want to achieve?”

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Journalist injured in suspected bomb attack

A journalist employed by Sweden’s TV4 was taken to hospital early Wednesday morning following a powerful explosion at the door of her Stockholm apartment.

What’s on in Sweden: May 22 – 28

What’s on in Sweden: May 22 – 28

What's on in Sweden: Ingmar Bergman theatre festival in Stockholm; International performance art in Gothenburg; Ghostface Killah and Funda Arar in Malmö/Lund.

Weak krona entices more tourists to choose Sweden

Weak krona entices more tourists to choose Sweden

The persistently weak krona is expected to lead to another record year for Sweden’s tourism industry.

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Goose shooter cleared over wayward toilet seat pot shot

A hunter from western Sweden has been cleared of charges of endangering human life after accidentally shooting a distant toilet seat rather than the goose at which he had taken aim.

‘Swedish anti-piracy and privacy laws clash’

‘Swedish anti-piracy and privacy laws clash’

Sweden’s recently enacted anti-file sharing law will be rendered totally ineffectual when the government implements new rules on the storage of personal data next year, according to the head of a Swedish internet provider.

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Stopping meds made Swedish woman’s ‘dementia’ disappear

An 86-year-old Swedish woman who had been ill for several years and was thought to be suffering from dementia made a rapid and unexpected recovery when doctors stopped her medication.

Saab requests for more time to restructure

Saab requests for more time to restructure

Saab Automobile on Tuesday asked a Swedish court for additional time to restructure in preparation for a sale by its US-based owner General Motors.