US immigrant sent on Swedish bank run-around

US immigrant sent on Swedish bank run-around

When US citizen Sylvie Acra arrived in Sweden and began her search for a job she decided it would be wise to open a standard bank account, but after three visits to three major Swedish banks she remains dissatisfied.

Spring comes to southern Sweden

Spring comes to southern Sweden

As the rest of the country looks on in disbelief, spring has officially arrived in southwestern Skåne.

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Bildt and Miliband chide EU foreign chief

The foreign ministers of Sweden and Britain joined forces on Thursday in directing a sharp rebuke at Baroness Catherine Ashton over a lack of transparency in the recruitment process for EU diplomats.

Malmö mayor blasted for ‘Israeli lobby’ comment

Malmö mayor blasted for ‘Israeli lobby’ comment

Representatives for the Jewish Community in Malmö have slammed the city's mayor, Ilmar Reepalu, for his use of the term "Israeli lobby" in a Danish television interview.

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Riksbank chief calls for new financial framework

Stefan Ingves, the head of the Swedish Riksbank, has called on parliament to look over the existing financial regulatory framework - and do so expediently.

Saab’s Russian backer seeks clean slate

Saab’s Russian backer seeks clean slate

Vladimir Antonov, the Russian businessman and backer of Spyker Cars takeover of Saab, has launched a campaign to clear his name from allegations of money laundering and organised crime, Svenska Dagbladet reports.

Sweden claims narrow win in Wales

Sweden claims narrow win in Wales

Erik Hamrén, Sweden's new national football team trainer, got his tenure off the right foot with a 0-1 win over Wales at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea on Wednesday.

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Opera chief wins appeal over concert floor collapse

The chief executive of the Norrland Opera House, Magnus Aspegren, has been cleared by the appeals court of any responsibility in connection with the floor collapse at a rock concert at the Umeå opera house in 2007.

Thick Baltic ice causes ferry havoc

Thick Baltic ice causes ferry havoc

Cancellations and delays to ferry services are forecast to persist into Thursday as the Baltic Sea experiences its iciest conditions in 14 years. Several vessels are stuck in the ice waiting for ice-breakers to set them free.

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Teenager found dead in Stockholm shaft

A 13-year-old boy was found dead on Wednesday evening in a 30 metre deep ventilation shaft by Slussen in central Stockholm.