Obama meeting will be Svanberg’s toughest test

Obama meeting will be Svanberg’s toughest test

When Carl-Henric Svanberg meets President Barack Obama at the White House on Wednesday, BP's Swedish chairman faces the toughest challenge of a glittering career, writes James Savage.

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Tax agency cracks down on cash register cheats

Starting at the half-year mark, the National Tax Agency (Skatteverket) will take a hard line to stop small businesses from cheating through their cash registers.

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Lewd cop blogger loses job

A police officer in southern Sweden who had blogged indecent and sexist stories from his day job has lost his job.

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HQ shares spike after approval of fund sale

Swedish investment firm Öresund has been has been authorized by the Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen - FI) to buy its investment fund operation HQ Fonder.

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Labour market shows green shoots of recovery

Unemployment in Sweden in May amounted to 8.5 percent of the workforce with 395,000 registered job-seekers, according to new Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen) figures, which indicate that young people are not as badly off as claimed.

‘Royal wedding boosts republican cause’: MP

‘Royal wedding boosts republican cause’: MP

As the royal wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling nears, the Swedish Republican Association (Republikanska Föreningen - RepF) has invited representatives from Republican associations across the EU to Stockholm, claiming that focus on the wedding has boosted their cause.

Activists arrested after nuclear plant breach

Activists arrested after nuclear plant breach

Police have arrested 50 Greenpeace activists who broke into Forsmark nuclear power plant in eastern Sweden on Monday, demanding that parliament vote against the building of new nuclear facilities.

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Man detained over Malmö woman murder

A man in his fifties has been detained on suspicion of the murder or manslaughter of a women in their home in central Malmö on Sunday afternoon.

Convicts choose prison over electronic tag

Convicts choose prison over electronic tag

Every fourth convicted criminal offered the choice of prison or wearing an electronic tagging device in 2009 opted to go to jail, with the tag associated with stringent regulations and social isolation.

Karlsson runner-up in US Open warm up

Karlsson runner-up in US Open warm up

Swedish golfer Robert Karlsson came second behind England's Lee Westwood in a dramatic playoff at the St. Jude Classic on Sunday, giving himself a boost days before the start of the US Open championship at Pebble Beach.