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Swedish economy on the mend

Sweden is expected to post a budget surplus next year as the effects of the financial crisis continue to recede, according to a financial authority report.

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Faith healer back working after jail for child rape

British faith healer Mervyn Johnson, recently released from jail, participated last week in a healing session in Västerås in central Sweden just three years after he was convicted of sexually abusing several women and children.

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Riksbank plots end of 20 kronor note

The days are numbered for the 20 kronor ($3) note, known as 'Selman' as it depicts the celebrated Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf, with a new coin set to replace the paper bill.

Universities quizzed over English requirement

Universities quizzed over English requirement

The Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman (Justitieombudsman - JO) has launched an inquiry into demands by several Swedish universities for employment applications to be submitted in English.

Tax agency opens e-declaration service

Tax agency opens e-declaration service

The Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) has announced the opening of its internet declaration service, enabling those with electronic identification to declare their taxes online from Tuesday.

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‘Parental equality bonus has no effect’: report

The introduction of a parental leave gender-equity bonus on July 1st 2008 has had no effect on how parents elect to divide up time spent caring for their children, a new report from the Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) shows.

University slams ‘sexist’ student party

University slams ‘sexist’ student party

The Umeå University student union has found itself fighting accusations of sexism after a raucous dinner party organised by business students last weekend.

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Accident victims stole good Samaritan’s car

When a man stopped to offer his help at the scene of an accident outside Alingsås in western Sweden on Monday, a couple who had been involved in the crash took the chance to steal his car.

Bodström calls for Ask resignation

Bodström calls for Ask resignation

Former justice minister Thomas Bodström has called for the resignation of his successor, Beatrice Ask, after the minister proposed that suspected sex buyers should be named and shamed.