Elite program for young researchers proposed

Elite program for young researchers proposed

Sweden's higher education and research minister proposed launching an elite program for young scientists on Wednesday, citing the need to improve Swedish research.

Parents barred from homeschooling son

Parents barred from homeschooling son

The parents of a student in a northeastern Gothenburg suburb may no longer homeschool the child, the Supreme Administrative Court (Regeringsrätten) ruled on Thursday.

Nordea Q2 profit falls, issues mixed outlook

Nordea Q2 profit falls, issues mixed outlook

Nordea Bank announced a second-quarter profit decline on Wednesday and issued a mixed economic outlook, pointing out that the Nordic countries doing well, but the eurozone is still fighting a debt crisis.

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Entrepreneur inflation expectations drop: poll

The inflation expectations of Swedish entrepreneurs have fallen, the latest poll from Skop (Skandinavisk Opinion) published on Monday shows.

24% of dental clinics closed in 10 years

24% of dental clinics closed in 10 years

Over the last 10 years, nearly one in four dental clinics run by the Swedish Public Dental Service (Sveriges Folktandvård) have closed, SVT's Rapport news programme reported on Wednesday.

New university admission policies to be reviewed

New university admission policies to be reviewed

New university admission policies will be investigated even though they have just come into force, the higher education and research minister announced on Wednesday.

Patient treatment stopped due to faulty IT

Patient treatment stopped due to faulty IT

Doctors were forced to suspend treatment of a patient with a heart condition when the hospital's IT department suddenly took control of a medical computer, the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) reported on Friday.

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What’s On in Sweden: July 23rd – July 29th

What’s on in Sweden: Pride steps out in Stockholm, PINK plays Gothenburg and Bad Religion comes to Malmö.

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Terminally ill woman can get pension early

A terminally ill woman with cancer who was denied the right to withdraw her personal retirement savings account prematurely by the Tax Agency (Skatteverket) will now be allowed to do so, media reports said late on Tuesday.

Bildt urges civilian changes in Afghanistan

Bildt urges civilian changes in Afghanistan

Civilian changes are needed in Afghanistan in order to achieve the security objectives outlined at a donor conference in Kabul, Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said late on Tuesday.

Probe launched into averted midair jet crash

Probe launched into averted midair jet crash

The Swedish Accident Investigation Board (Statens haverikommission) will investigate an incident when two passenger jets nearly collided with each other over Östersund in central Sweden earlier this month.