With reports emerging over the frontrunners for the permanent position of EU president, a new contender has emerged in the international media in the shape of Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.
Daniel Westling, fiancé of Crown Princess Victoria, has received the swine flu vaccine after being placed in a high-risk group following a kidney transplant earlier this year. The rest of the Swedish Royal Family, however, has to wait patiently for the jab.
The elk population in the county of Halland, western Sweden, took somewhat of a blow on Friday evening as six animals died in the space of an hour, after colliding with traffic in separate incidents.
A woman from Thailand lured five Swedish men into paying for plane tickets to Sweden. The men all realised they had been tricked at the arrivals gate at Arlanda Airport when the woman never showed up.
In a bid to boost support from Sweden’s older generation, the Social Democrats promised to close the tax gap between pensioners and wage-earners at their party conference on Friday.