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Sweden’s labour market continues to wobble

Sweden’s manufacturing sector shed more than 80,000 jobs in the third quarter compared with the same period in 2008, marking the sector’s sharpest year-on-year employment drop since 1993.

Paternity leave: an exercise in military precision

Paternity leave: an exercise in military precision

It's time to pull on the flak jacket, maintain a stiff upper lip and refraining from slipping into bouts of mindless panic: Diarist dad Joel Sherwood is now officially on paternity leave.

A nice cup of tea – how hard can it be?

A nice cup of tea – how hard can it be?

What does it take to get a plain old cup of steaming hot tea in Sweden? Paddy Kelly fights the fancy brew brigade and recalls countless grim encounters with tepid beige impostors.

Saab to double production in 2010

Saab to double production in 2010

Saab Automobile plans to more than double production at its flagship Swedish factory at the start of the new year.

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Addict’s death leads to fines for civil servant

A manager within Gothenburg social services has been convicted for refusing to allow a 24-year-old drug addict into institutional care. The addict later died from an overdose.

Malmström Sweden’s new EU commissioner

Malmström Sweden’s new EU commissioner

Cecilia Malmström, currently Sweden's EU affairs minister, has been nominated as the successor to the country's outgoing EU commissioner, Margot Wallström.

Tanya endures six-month wait for jobless benefits

Tanya endures six-month wait for jobless benefits

As jobs in Sweden continue to disappear, the country’s unemployment insurance funds have been struggling to keep up with jobless claims, forcing many to wait for months before receiving their benefits.

Scrapping tracker may negate Pirate Bay fines

Scrapping tracker may negate Pirate Bay fines

The Pirate Bay file sharing site has decided to shut down the tracker that allows users to share digital files with one another in a move that could negate the court ordered fines facing two of the men behind the site.

Too early to recognize Palestinian state: Bildt

Too early to recognize Palestinian state: Bildt

The European Union's Swedish presidency said on Monday that it was "premature" to recognize a Palestinian state, even as its leaders prepare to seek such recognition at the UN Security Council.

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Norway puts jail brakes on Swedish ‘son of God’ motorist

A Swedish man who claimed he was the son of God has been sentenced to prison in Norway for unlawful driving.

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Health officials sent letters to dead children

Nearly 300 sets of parents in western Sweden received letters addressed to their dead children from regional health authorities in Västra Götaland.

Vellinge residents back refugee children: poll

Vellinge residents back refugee children: poll

Six of ten residents in Vellinge in southern Sweden are positive toward housing refugee children in the area, despite claims by local politicians that locals oppose the move.