Feminists plan 100,000 kronor bonfire for ‘fair pay’

Feminists plan 100,000 kronor bonfire for ‘fair pay’

Gudrun Schyman has announced that the Feminist Initiative (Feministiskt initiativ - Fi) is to hold a Tuesday morning bonfire, with plans to burn 100,000 kronor ($13,000) in 20 kronor notes as a demonstration for equal pay between the sexes.

Volcano ash affected one in 10 Swedes: report

Volcano ash affected one in 10 Swedes: report

The Icelandic volcanic ash cloud caused disruptions to the travel plans of 42 percent of Swedish holidaymakers, affecting one in 10 overall, a new report from credit card firm Visa Europe shows.

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Liberals slam Left Party for dictatorship aid

Liberal Party MP and foreign affairs spokesperson Fredrik Malm has accused the Left Party of funneling millions of kronor in development aid to leftist authoritarian and totalitarian regimes and causes around the world from 2005 to 2009.

Bishop manhandled by Sweden Democrats

Bishop manhandled by Sweden Democrats

Church of Sweden Bishop Lennart Koskinen was forcibly removed by Sweden Democrat (SD) security staff when the nationalist party held a meeting just metres from the church tent at Almedalen week on Gotland on Monday.

Victoria to keep her wealth after divorce

Victoria to keep her wealth after divorce

Prince Daniel may have gotten the princess and the castle, but he would not receive a princely settlement if he and Crown Princess Victoria divorced, a premarital agreement submitted to Solna District Court has reveal.

Moderna Museet: Malmö art scene’s new dawn

Moderna Museet: Malmö art scene’s new dawn

Moderna Museet Malmö has been open since the end of 2009 and Robert La Bua has found that it is exactly what the city needs to boost its art scene with an institution of international standing serving the community.

Left Party changes name to ‘Welfare Party’

Left Party changes name to ‘Welfare Party’

The Left Party has changed its name, albeit temporarily, in order to profile its core issues and arrest the long-term slide in voter support, hoping to deflect criticism of party leader Lars Ohly.

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Middle-age stress linked to Alzheimer’s

Those who often feel stressed while middle-aged carry a greater risk of developing dementia, especially Alzheimer's, later in life, a new study by Swedish researchers has shown.

Companies responsible for social media content

Companies responsible for social media content

Municipalities, public authorities and companies who use blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other social media tools have a responsibility for personal data published on the sites, a new report from the Data Inspection Board (Datainspektionen - DI) has concluded.

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Sweden hikes GDP forecast

The Swedish government has raised its forecast for growth and calculated that Sweden's GDP will grow by 3.3 percent in 2010, 0.8 percent up on the forecast presented in its spring budget on April 15th.

Schyman complains of Fi media isolation

Schyman complains of Fi media isolation

The leader of the Feminist Initiative (Fi), Gudrun Schyman, has said that the Almedalen Week in Visby on Gotland is a perfect opportunity to promote the party's message, complaining of isolation by the media and polling institutes.