Despite occasional interference by the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket), Swedes have set a new record in changing their last names.
The Swedish Language Council's (Språkrådet) has added slidkrans (vaginal corona) to its list of official Swedish words following successful lobbying by a sexual rights group. In total, the council added 30 new words to its linguistic roster.
A court in Halmstad on the southwest coast of Sweden has dismissed charges against a man who reportedly took a photo of a 17-year-old girl's genitals while she was sleeping. The court said that the incident was was not a punishable offense.
At a time when Sweden's largest automakers, Saab and Volvo – both owned by American companies – are up for grabs, Swedish companies remain sceptical about foreign ownership.
The Chinese government will support the sale of Swedish automaker Volvo to Geely Automobile, the company said on Thursday.