‘Taxpayers should not have to fund feminist porn’

‘Taxpayers should not have to fund feminist porn’

The idea of feminist porn may be attractive to some but there is no reason for the state to cough up half a million kronor to fund its production, argues Beatrice Fredriksson, a member of the Moderate Party's youth organisation and author of the Anti-Feminist Initiative blog.

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Negative interest rate to boost growth: Riksbank

Sweden's central bank has taken the unusual step of keeping its fixed interest rates pegged below zero in a bid to stimulate the economy.

Sweden navigates complex waters of EU foreign policy

Sweden navigates complex waters of EU foreign policy

With an important meeting of EU's foreign ministers taking place in Stockholm this weekend, David Stavrou examines the changing roles of Sweden and the EU in world affairs.

New suspected swine flu death in Sweden

New suspected swine flu death in Sweden

A 55-year-old man has died from suspected swine flu, the Västmanland regional health authority has announced. If the virus is confirmed, it will be Sweden’s second swine flu death, after a man in the Uppsala region who had contracted the virus died last Friday.

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Stockholm traffic bypass gets green light

The government has approved the controversial Bypass Stockholm (Förbifart Stockholm) traffic link that will cost the state around 27 billion kronor ($3.75 billion). The project has been strongly criticised on environmental grounds.

Interest rates to stay low until autumn 2010

Interest rates to stay low until autumn 2010

Sweden’s central bank has pledged to hold its benchmark interest rate, the repo rate, at 0.25 percent until next autumn in a bid to keep interest rates low for business and households.

Swedish study traces origins of man’s best friend

Swedish study traces origins of man’s best friend

A team of Swedish and Chinese researchers has discovered that the first ever dogs emerged in an area south of the Yangtze River in China some 16,000 years ago.

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Bound and robbed by masked women

A woman was bound and robbed by two female intruders in her home in central Härnösand in northern Sweden on Wednesday afternoon.

September in Sweden: Forest foods, politicians return, birds leave

September in Sweden: Forest foods, politicians return, birds leave

The Year in Sweden - September: Journalist Kim Loughran sketches a month by month account of the country he has called home ever since his accidental migration in 1966.

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Student skips school for a whole year

A seventh grade high school student was absent from school for a whole year, but neither the school nor the county council raised the alarm, according to a report in the Östgöta Correspondenten newspaper.

Sweden mulls mandatory classes for refugees

Sweden mulls mandatory classes for refugees

The government will shortly introduce reforms proposing that it be obligatory for all refugees arriving in the country to take part in a society orientation course to facilitate their establishment in Swedish society.

Hospital failed to isolate infectious baby

Hospital failed to isolate infectious baby

A baby that was infected with a deadly strain of multiresistant bacteria was kept in a ward with other premature babies for almost an entire day, according to a report in the Aftonbladet newspaper.

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Sweden calls EU swine flu talks

European health ministers will hold an extraordinary meeting on October 12th to discuss the spread of swine flu, Sweden's Health Minister Maria Larsson said on Wednesday, according to AFP.