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Swedes show growing confidence in economy

Business and consumer confidence are booming in Sweden, according to new figures from the National Institute of Economic Research (Konjunkturinstitutet - NIER).

Book sale offers chance to learn about Sweden

Book sale offers chance to learn about Sweden

Sponsored article: The end of February has been a traditional period for book sales in Sweden since the 1920s. Bookstores up and down the country offer their books for sale at knock-down prices, and customers descend on the stores in their hordes. Some bookstores even open at midnight, and queues sometimes form around the block.

‘Don’t force mothers to stay at home’

‘Don’t force mothers to stay at home’

The European Commission's proposed new directive on maternity leave is well-meaning but fatally flawed, argues Minister for EU Affairs Birgitta Ohlsson.

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Few Swedish firms have social media policy: survey

Only seven percent of Swedish firms operate a formal policy for how employees may use social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter during working hours.

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Swedish firms lack social media policy: survey

Only seven percent of Swedish firms operate a formal policy for how employees may use social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter during working hours.

Sahlin raps Malmö mayor over Jew comments

Sahlin raps Malmö mayor over Jew comments

Social Democrat party leader Mona Sahlin has described as "unfortunate" comments made by Malmö mayor Ilmar Reepalu regarding a recent spate of attacks on the city's Jewish population.

Sweden slams forced maternity leave

Sweden slams forced maternity leave

The Swedish government is critical of a new EU directive proposal making it obligatory for women to be at home for the first six weeks after birth.

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Man jailed for Malmö Davis Cup riot

A 23-year-old man from Stockholm has been sentenced to six months imprisonment for rioting in connection with a Davis Cup match between Sweden and Israel in Malmö last spring.

Ex-police chief suspected of pimping

Ex-police chief suspected of pimping

Former Uppsala police chief Göran Lindberg, already accused of rape, is also suspected of involvement in the organised sex trade, a prosecutor said on Thursday.

What’s On in Sweden: February 26th – March 4th

What’s On in Sweden: February 26th – March 4th

What’s on in Sweden: Spiders in Stockholm, Horse Show in Gothenburg and The Rumble hits Malmö.

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‘Grim Reaper’ threatens to castrate incontinent patient

A sheltered housing facility in Torsby in western Sweden has found itself embroiled in a macabre controversy after a staff member dressed up as the Grim Reaper and threatened to castrate a bed-wetting patient.

Swedes knocked out of Olympic hockey

Swedes knocked out of Olympic hockey

Sweden, the defending Olympic men's hockey champions, has been eliminated from the Vancouver Winter Olympics on Wednesday, losing to Slovakia 4-3 in their quarter-final.

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Criminals threatened to blow up police station

Two seasoned criminals threatened to blow up themselves and the police station in Kristianstad in southern Sweden on Thursday morning. The drama ended when the men gave up shortly before 5am.

Swedes strike gold in cross country relay

Swedes strike gold in cross country relay

Sweden claimed the 4x10 kilometres cross country relay gold on Wednesday, for a record fifth time. Norway settled for silver with the Czechs taking the bronze.