How to follow the Royal Wedding

How to follow the Royal Wedding

Want to follow events in Stockholm on Crown Princess Victoria's wedding day? The Local's got it covered.

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Green Party favours selling parts of Vattenfall

Green Party spokesman Peter Eriksson believes that state power company Vattenfall is a major problem and is willing to sell off parts of the company.

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Wedding chocolates ‘made with child labour’

The official royal wedding chocolate were made with the help of child labour, according to a Sveriges Radio (SR) report.

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Tick-borne disease cases reported in Sweden

Nine cases of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) have been reported to the Institute for Infectious Disease Control (Smittskyddinstitutet, SMI) so far this summer, with forecasts for the season dependent on the weather.

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Forecasters uncertain over wedding weather

Forecasters are unable to agree on how the royal wedding day will develop with several meteorological services promising dry overcast while others expecting rain, while all agree that temperatures will be around 15-17 degrees Celsius.

Royal wedding festivities begin in earnest

Royal wedding festivities begin in earnest

Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt on Friday opened the more ceremonial state proceedings of the impending royal wedding on Friday, when he hosted a government reception at Stockholm City Hall.

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Sweden defends dictator invites

The Swedish foreign ministry has defended the invitation of representatives for several of the world's most severe dictatorships to Saturday's royal wedding, arguing that it is accepted to protocol to invite the entire diplomatic core to ceremonial state occasions.

Modern Swedes face up to the monarchy paradox

Modern Swedes face up to the monarchy paradox

As republicans sharpen their rhetorical weapons, Peter Vinthagen Simpson ponders why the self-proclaimed most modern country in the world is suffering a bout of introspection over its royal family, long accepted as just part of the national furniture.

Nuclear vote condemned as activists face trial

Nuclear vote condemned as activists face trial

Environmental group Greenpeace described a decision by the Swedish parliament to approve the construction of new nuclear reactors, as 27 activists were tried for illegal trespass at the Forsmark plant north of Stockholm this week.

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Lagerbäck retains hope after Greek tragedy

Nigeria coach Lars Lagerbäck remained hopeful of progressing to second round despite losing 2-1 to Greece in their group b match. The Swede called for more dialogue with referees after the Super Eagles were left ruing the cost of a sending off.

Police out in force for royal wedding

Police out in force for royal wedding

Some 2,000 police officers are set to patrol the streets of Stockholm in the coming days, with around 15 heads of state attending the marriage of Crown Princess Victoria and commoner Daniel Westling.