SBAB attacked over commission hand-outs to estate agencies

SBAB attacked over commission hand-outs to estate agencies

State-owned mortgage lender SBAB is reportedly using a loophole in the law to encourage estate agencies to recommend their services to new house-owners.

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Social Insurance Agency ‘too generous’: report

Sweden's Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) has labelled itself too generous in handing out early retirement pensions on grounds of sickness since tougher rules were introduced in 2008.

Temperance society slams proposal for new alcohol laws

Temperance society slams proposal for new alcohol laws

Restaurants serving cold food, such as sushi, will be able to obtain alcohol licenses if a proposal for new alcohol laws is accepted. The move has been branded deplorable by Sweden’s temperance society.

Swede gives millions to help Haiti children

Swede gives millions to help Haiti children

Swedish businessman Roger Akelius is to donate 100 million kronor over a 25-year-period to a children’s charity in the wake of Haiti’s devastating earthquake.

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War crimes suspect remanded in custody

A Bosnian-born Swede was remanded in custody by a Stockholm court on Friday, suspected of committing war crimes against Serbs in 1992 during the Bosnian war.