What’s On in Sweden – January 22nd to 28th

What’s On in Sweden – January 22nd to 28th

What’s on in Sweden: Hair raising opera in Stockholm, blowing bubbles in Gothenburg and a postcard from Scotland in Malmö.

Sick leave dominates first election year debate

Sick leave dominates first election year debate

Sweden's two political blocs each set out their stalls on Wednesday in the first parliamentary debate of 2010, with sickness benefits proving the main bone of contention.

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Geely seeks to allay Volvo tech theft fears

As China’s Geely Group prepares to purchase Volvo Cars, suppliers and unions have expressed concerns about unauthorized copying of the Swedish carmaker’s technology.

Kabul to Kiruna: a new life in the Arctic Circle

Kabul to Kiruna: a new life in the Arctic Circle

Adjusting to life in the far north of Sweden can be tough at the best of times, but coming as a refugee presents an extra set of challenges. Malin Nyberg speaks to two women who are more than happy to adapt.

Swedish papers say no to ‘lesbian love’ advert

Swedish papers say no to ‘lesbian love’ advert

An advertisement featuring three half-naked women was deemed inappropriate for publication by two newspapers in southern Sweden, shocking officials at the sexual health organization who created the ad.

Swedish students stage beer pipeline protest at nearby brewery

Swedish students stage beer pipeline protest at nearby brewery

Several dozen university students occupied a brewery near Gothenburg in western Sweden on Tuesday in their long-standing effort to convince the brewery to build a pipeline to carry beer to the students’ union.

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‘Send Swedes to Latvia for operations’

The Stockholm School of Economics in Riga is planning to start a Swedish-owned hospital in the Latvian capital in order to raise the standards of the country's hospitals and to remove some of the burden from the Swedish healthcare system.

Swedes swap passwords for chocolate treats

Swedes swap passwords for chocolate treats

Sweet-toothed Swedes are happy to trade their internet passwords for bars of chocolate, according to a poll carried out by an appalled computer magazine.

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Boy charged for Gothenburg sex attacks

A 16-year-old boy has been charged in connection with more than a dozen sexual attacks in Gothenburg last autumn which left area residents fearful of the so-called ‘babyface’ rapist.

Swedish TV show probes growth of English

Swedish TV show probes growth of English

Where did the English language come from? Why has it become the world’s most widespread means of communication? What will happen in the future? Keith Foster, host of a new Swedish TV series, travels the world in search of answers.

Green Swedish fashion takes Berlin

Green Swedish fashion takes Berlin

Recognised as a country of nature lovers and cutting-edge design, it is not surprising that Sweden has fostered a strong new generation of fashion designers who combine fashion and sustainability, writes Anna Maria Bernitz of the Swedish Institute. Four Swedish eco designers are taking part in the Berlin Fashion Week to take a stand against the overuse of nature’s resources.