What’s On in Sweden: July 2nd – July 8th

What’s On in Sweden: July 2nd – July 8th

What’s on in Sweden: John Fogerty in Stockholm, Beach Volleyball in Gothenburg and a Cuban concert in Malmö.

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Mass murderer seeks release date again

Swedish mass murderer Mattias Flink, who shot and killed seven people in Falun in central Sweden in June 1994, claimed on Wednesday that he reflects on his crimes "every day" as proceedings began to consider limiting his life sentence.

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Swedish ISP seeks EU file sharing ruling

Swedish broadband operator Comhem wants a district court to seek the advice of the EU Court of Justice over an anti-file sharing law (Ipred) case, after the Supreme Court indicated that a test case was destined for Luxembourg.

HQ board quits as trading losses are declared

HQ board quits as trading losses are declared

The board of embattled financial concern HQ Bank, including founder Mats Qviberg, have resigned a day after the bank announced the extent of the losses incurred by the closure of its trading portfolio.

Malmö: A decade with the Öresund bridge

Malmö: A decade with the Öresund bridge

The Öresund bridge celebrates its 10th birthday this week. The Local's Peter Vinthagen Simpson takes a look at how the link has changed Sweden's third city and its relations to its neighbours.

Stockholm’s best party is on the water
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Stockholm’s best party is on the water

In Stockholm, locals looking for a spectacular place for a corporate lunch, an intimate wedding or dancing until dawn after blowing out the birthday candles know that the best place to look is out to the water, writes Elizabeth Dacey-Fondelius.

Princess Madeleine goes back to work

Princess Madeleine goes back to work

Princess Madeleine has returned to work after taking a time out following her breakup from ex-fiancé Jonas Bergström.

Sweden’s youth back opposition parties: poll

Sweden’s youth back opposition parties: poll

A clear majority of voters aged 18 to 29-years-old support the red-green opposition coalition ahead of the autumn election, a new survey shows.

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‘Antiquated’ sex op laws must change: report

The Swedish Health and Welfare Board (Socialstyrelsen) has called for an end to the requirement that all those seeking to change gender must be single and sterilised in a new report which argues that existing legislation is out of date.

Swedish Customs targets EU garlic smugglers

Swedish Customs targets EU garlic smugglers

The Swedish customs and excise has exposed a garlic smuggling operation which operates across the EU and has Sweden among its destinations.

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US authorities bust Swedish cocaine ring

A Swedish man has been arrested in the US on suspicion of being behind a ring of cocaine smugglers planning to ship 12 kilogrammes of the drug to Sweden hidden in car interiors, according to a report in the Expressen daily.

Hultsfred festival to file for bankruptcy

Hultsfred festival to file for bankruptcy

The iconic Swedish music festival Hultsfred has cancelled this year's 25th anniversary event and plans to file for bankruptcy after only 5,000 tickets were sold two weeks prior to opening.