What’s on in Sweden: June 26 – July 2

What’s on in Sweden: June 26 – July 2

What's on in Sweden: Bunny Wailer and The Pet Shop Boys in Stockholm; A Camp and snuff exhibition in Gothenburg; Atmosphere (US) in Malmö.

Arla probe reveals milk monopoly plans

Arla probe reveals milk monopoly plans

Scandinavian dairy producer Arla Foods was engaged in a plan to “completely shut competing companies out of the market”, Swedish competition authorities allege.

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Business leaders urge cut in Sweden’s capital gains tax

Sweden needs to cut its capital gains tax in order to maintain its competitiveness, according to a new report from an influential business group.

English designer carries handbag brand to Sweden

English designer carries handbag brand to Sweden

At first glance, a simple handbag may appear to be a few pieces of leather arbitrarily stitched together, but to designer and entrepreneur Jackie Cawthra, a handbag is fashion statement, a confidence-booster, an image and a lifestyle.

Malmö win for topless Swedish bathers

Malmö win for topless Swedish bathers

Women in Malmö have been given the right to bathe topless in the swimming pools of Sweden's third largest city.

Massive Viagra shipment seized by Swedish customs officals

Massive Viagra shipment seized by Swedish customs officals

A shipment of nearly 9,000 Viagra tablets was confiscated during a routine check at a post office by customs officials near Malmö in southern Sweden.

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Troublesome kids locked in isolation cells

Solitary confinement is used as a form of punishment for children as young as 11-years-old by Sweden’s state-operated centres for troubled youth, a new investigation has revealed.

Pirate Bay served with Dutch lawsuit via Twitter and Facebook

Pirate Bay served with Dutch lawsuit via Twitter and Facebook

An entertainment industry association from the Netherlands has used Twitter and Facebook to deliver a court summons to the three men behind The Pirate Bay file sharing site.

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Migration agency used anti-Muslim lawyer

A lawyer contracted by the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) to represent asylum seekers has a personal blog in which he espouses racist and anti-immigrant views, referring to Islam as a “psychosocial disease”.

Swedish embassy targeted in bomb plot

Swedish embassy targeted in bomb plot

Pakistani security forces have arrested a man suspected of plotting to bomb the Swedish embassy in Islamabad.

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Swedish cops bare all for undercover operation

Two Swedish police officers stripped down naked and were offered “extra” treatment on recent visits to massage parlors.

Unprecedented job cuts at Ikea due to crisis

Unprecedented job cuts at Ikea due to crisis

Swedish discount furniture retailer Ikea has been forced to slash 5,000 jobs globally due to the economic crisis, but still expects a new sales record, the CEO said on Tuesday.