Agency reacts to nuke plant safety lapses

Agency reacts to nuke plant safety lapses

Safety officials in Sweden may put one of the country’s nuclear power plants under special supervision following a number of safety violations.

Rights holders seek royalties for music in the workplace

Rights holders seek royalties for music in the workplace

Groups representing the interests of Sweden’s music publishers are demanding that nearly 3,000 companies and organizations pay up to 40,000 kronor ($5,000) per year for allowing employees to listen to music during the work day.

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SAS reports sharp drop in June traffic

Scandinavian airline operator SAS Group saw its overall passenger traffic decrease by 14.1 percent in June compared with the same month last year.

Bouncer confesses to Gamla Stan shooting

Bouncer confesses to Gamla Stan shooting

The 41-year-old bouncer on trial for the attempted murder of a couple in Stockholm’s historic Gamla Stan district in April confessed in court on Tuesday that he pulled the trigger.

Baltic yacht race heads for Västervik

Baltic yacht race heads for Västervik

The Baltic Sprint Cup is one of the highlights of the northern European sailing calendar, and in late July the 930-nautical mile race will be heading through Sweden’s most beautiful archipelago to Västervik, on Sweden’s east coast.

Sweden moves closer to nursing homes for gays

Sweden moves closer to nursing homes for gays

Elderly homosexuals in Stockholm are hopeful that their long-held hopes of having a nursing home of their own may soon become a reality.

Almedalen — Swedish openness galore

Almedalen — Swedish openness galore

Anyone who doubts that Sweden is a country characterised by openness and informality should visit the small Hanseatic town of Visby on Gotland during the first week of July. This is when the Almedalen Week, or the “Political Week,” takes place every year.

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Swedish extremists pose ‘serious threat’

Political extremists in Sweden are generally more violent than their counterparts in Denmark in Germany and Denmark, a new report shows.

Reptile lunched on Swedish girl’s finger

Reptile lunched on Swedish girl’s finger

A 13-year-old girl had her fingertip badly bitten by a spectacled caiman at a wildlife park in eastern Sweden on Monday.

Probe widens against Red Cross fraudster

Probe widens against Red Cross fraudster

Damage claims against Johan af Donner, the former Red Cross communications chief suspected of embezzling millions from the organization, continue to grow.

Ikea founder calls for more job cuts

Ikea founder calls for more job cuts

Swedish furniture retailing giant Ikea needs to shed more employees, company founder Ingvar Kamprad said in an interview published on Monday.

Reinfeldt plans for September vote on EU chief’s future

Reinfeldt plans for September vote on EU chief’s future

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said on Monday he planned to take steps to facilitate the approval of European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso ahead of an expected vote on the matter by the European Parliament in September.