The first signs of this year's cyanobacteria - also known as blue-green algae - blooms are now visible in the Baltic Sea on satellite images.
The 57 Swedish state-owned firms are estimated to have increased their total worth by 24 percent or 120 billion kronor ($15.77 billion) to 620 billion kronor in 2009, according to new government estimates.
Tens of thousands of people lined Malmö's beaches on Thursday to watch a massive fireworks display to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Öresund bridge.
Swedish authorities on Friday called for tighter security at Forsmark nuclear power station, a day after Greenpeace activists were issued with fines for breaking into the plant in June.
In the last 12 months, nearly 890,000 people have claimed a tax deduction for work carried out on and in their homes, according to Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) figures.
A man was arrested after police stormed a branch of Handelsbanken on Östermalmstorg in central Stockholm shortly before 2.30pm on Friday bringing an end to a hostage drama and suspected attempted robbery.
The Church of Sweden has reacted angrily to a company offering a fast-track SMS service for those wishing to resign their membership.
Support for the ruling Alliance coalition has eclipsed the red-green opposition in the latest poll from Norway-based Sentio Research.
A Polish court has remanded in custody a Swedish suspect on Thursday for a further two months over the theft of the "Arbeit macht frei" sign from the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.
The number of anti-Semitic crimes reported in Sweden rose 57 percent last year, mainly in the southern region of Skåne, the national crime prevention council said on Thursday.