Swedish unions upbeat after Spyker talks

Swedish unions upbeat after Spyker talks

Representatives for two of Sweden's formost trade unions met with with Spyker on Monday to discuss the Dutch sports car maker's last gasp bid for GM's beleaguered Saab Automobile unit.

Sweden risks facing severe labour shortages

Sweden risks facing severe labour shortages

Over the next ten years, the number of native-born Swedes of working age will decline by 100,000. Without more immigrants, we will be unable to sustain our welfare standards, writes Olle Wästberg, head of the Swedish Institute.

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Ikea announces global baby chair recall

Safety concerns have prompted flatpack furniture giant Ikea to announce a global recalled of 5,474 high chairs.

Swedish collector behind Auschwitz theft: reports

Swedish collector behind Auschwitz theft: reports

A Swedish citizen may have been behind the theft of the infamous metal sign that hung at the entrance of the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz, according to Polish media.

Nobel fashion quips land writer in hot water

Nobel fashion quips land writer in hot water

While the neckline of Princess Madeleine's gown is often under scrutiny by the media during Nobel Week, fashion commentary by one Swedish freelance writer earned her a ban from the leadership of top Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter (DN).

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Immigrants a risk factor on housing group form

“Immigrants” were listed along with “asbestos” and “noise” on a list of 39 risk factors on a form to be filled out by cooperative housing associations belonging to HSB Skåne in southern Sweden, reports Sydsvenskan newspaper. The list was intended to assess the health and safety environment of various HSB properties.

Barcelona Christmas gift for Zlatan’s first club

Barcelona Christmas gift for Zlatan’s first club

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's first club FBK Balkan have got an early Christmas present of 1.5 million kronor ($206,000) courtesy of FC Barcelona.

Christmas shopping guide: Swedish design online

Christmas shopping guide: Swedish design online

Waited till the last minute to pick up a gift for the design aficionado in your life? Here's help. We've dusted off The Local’s quintessential guide to the best of Swedish design online with some old, some new and some just plain odd.

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Sweden slapped with hefty Development Days limousine bill

Sweden has received a bill of almost 3.5 million kronor ($480,000) limousine services transporting delegates during a five-day summit meeting of European development aid ministers hosted this autumn by the Swedish EU presidency, financial daily Dagens Industri (DI) reports.

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Mystery Dutch billionaire behind Spyker bid: report

A Dutch billionaire is the main financier behind Spyker's latest bid for Swedish automaker Saab, reports Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) newspaper, referring to several insider sources.

Sida officials reject aid minister’s criticism

Sida officials reject aid minister’s criticism

Five top officials at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) have issued a statement criticizing development aid minister Gunilla Carlsson, report several Swedish media.