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.
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.
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 writer Herta Müller has been announced as the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2009.
Drivers in eastern Sweden can soon fill their tanks at a village petrol station operated by the Church of Sweden.
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.
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.
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'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.
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: Fashion market & Nouvelle Vague (Fr) in Stockholm; Culture night & Nostalgia fair in Gothenburg; The Handsome Family (US) & English comedy in Malmö/Lund
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.
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.