Visitors flock to Sweden’s royal palaces

Visitors flock to Sweden’s royal palaces

Interest in Sweden’s royal palaces increased markedly last year, with the number of visitors rising by 25 percent.

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Unemployment falls for first time since crisis

For the first time since the financial crisis, the unemployment rate has begun to fall compared to the situation a year ago. At the end of last week, 221,622 were registered as unemployed with the Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen), a decrease of 2,765 from the week before.

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SAS signs deal to sell Estonia Air stake

Scandinavian airline SAS has signed a letter of intent to sell its stake in Estonian Air, the Estonian government confirmed on Monday.

Social media brings power to the people

Social media brings power to the people

Are social media changing global relations? Can tools like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube strengthen Sweden’s relations with regions such as the Middle East? These are important question to raise, for us as individuals and for Sweden as a nation, writes Javeria Rizvi Kabani from the Swedish Institute.

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Auditors critical after Gothenburg review

An independent report commissioned by the municipality of Gothenburg to review the accounts of the city's sports and clubs division amid allegations of bribery, has complained that the material is incomplete in a report submitted on Monday.

Royal wedding stamps and coins to go on sale

Royal wedding stamps and coins to go on sale

Sweden Post and Sweden's central bank, the Riksbank, have unveiled new stamps and coins commemorating the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling on June 19th.

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Malmö police seek new weapons amnesty

Malmö police have petitioned the government for a temporary illegal weapons amnesty, reporting an increase in the number of weapons in circulation in the city's criminal circles.

Reinfeldt and Sahlin lock horns in televised debate

Reinfeldt and Sahlin lock horns in televised debate

While both Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and Social Democrat leader Mona Sahlin could agree that Sweden should support troubled euro area countries, the tone of their Sunday evening televised debate was often heated.

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Crisis package cools Stockholm market nerves

The Stockholm stock exchange joined European markets in rebounding strongly on Monday on news of the €750 billion ($1 trillion) package to ease debt pressure on troubled euro area countries.

Swedes launch youth condom drive

Swedes launch youth condom drive

The National Council for Coordination of HIV Prevention (Nationella hivrådet) has launched a campaign to encourage Sweden's youth to choose condoms in a push to halve the spread of HIV by 2016.

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Teen raped at Stockholm swimming pool

A 19-year-old woman has reported that she was raped in a toilet at the Eriksdalsbadet swimming pool in central Stockholm on Sunday, her 15-year-old alleged attacker has claimed that she consented.

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Sweden could assist eurozone bailout: Borg

Sweden's finance minister Anders Borg was on Sunday unwilling to rule out that Sweden would assist in underwriting a bailout fund for troubled euro economies.