Sweden presents new law on collective wage agreements

Sweden presents new law on collective wage agreements

The government on Thursday presented a new legislative referral which updates conditions for foreigners working temporarily in Sweden for a foreign company following a European court’s ruling against a Swedish union in a landmark wage-dumping dispute.

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Spotify and Telia sign two-year deal

Telecoms operator TeliaSonera and music service Spotify have signed a two-year cooperation agreement that will enable Telia’s customers to use Spotify in computers, mobile phones and TVs in the Swedish market. Telia is also planning to launch a special Spotify-ready mobile phone.

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SVT news ‘favours the left’: Moderate MPs

Two Moderate Riksdag members have proposed setting up a body to monitor news coverage by Sveriges Television (SVT) in order to correct what they see as a left-leaning bias at the state broadcaster.

German author wins Nobel Literature Prize

German author wins Nobel Literature Prize

German writer Herta Müller has been announced as the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2009.

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‘Divine intervention’ gives Swedish town gas

Drivers in eastern Sweden can soon fill their tanks at a village petrol station operated by the Church of Sweden.

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Porn shop internship costs Swedish man his job

A man from Skellefteå in northern Sweden who lost his job as a personal care assistant because of a part-time internship at a local porn shop has accused his former employer of discrimination.

Seduction on the streets of Stockholm

Seduction on the streets of Stockholm

Wooed into learning the art of seduction, The Local’s Christine Demsteader follows a group of men in pursuit of a pick-up artist’s secrets in Stockholm.

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Sweden to replace top legal official

Sweden’s highest legal official, Chancellor of Justice (Justitiekanslern – JK) Göran Lambertz, is stepping down from his post and will be replaced by supreme court justice Anna Skarhed, the government announced on Thursday.

Sweden to abolish expiry date for murder

Sweden to abolish expiry date for murder

Sweden's government has proposed abolishing the statute of limitations for crimes that can lead to life imprisonment. Under current laws, suspects for crimes that include murder, genocide and major acts of terrorism can not be prosecuted if 25 years have elapsed since the crime was committed.

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Sex crime suspect on trial following jail cell pass at female officer

A 48-year-old man is on trial in Helsingborg in south-western Sweden for having sexually assaulted a police officer following an interrogation for other alleged sex crimes.

What’s on in Sweden: October 9 – 15

What’s on in Sweden: October 9 – 15

What's on in Sweden: Fashion market & Nouvelle Vague (Fr) in Stockholm; Culture night & Nostalgia fair in Gothenburg; The Handsome Family (US) & English comedy in Malmö/Lund

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Police hid details of man’s fatal injuries

Prosecutors have decided to reopen their investigation into what caused a 24-year-old man’s death following a violent arrest in Gothenburg last April amid revelations that police investigators tried to cover up details about the man's injuries.

Speculation mounts as Nobel lit prize nears

Speculation mounts as Nobel lit prize nears

Literary circles in Sweden are bursting with speculation ahead of Thursday’s announcement of the Nobel Literature Prize, with many expecting the award to go to a poet for the first time since 1996.