As political parties battle it out for grey vote ahead of the upcoming elections by promising the largest tax cuts, a report by finance firm AMF shows that Swedish pensioners enjoy the best financial situation in Europe.
Sweden's prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has said that the election 2006 promise to make unemployment insurance (arbetslöshetsförsäking - A-kassa) obligatory is unlikely to be realized during the next mandate period.
Sweden has come in third in a ranking of "Best Countries" compiled by US magazine Newsweek, trailing behind Finland and Switzerland.
Sweden's education minister Jan Björklund on Tuesday proposed the establishment of elite high school classes to enable select pupils to pursue upper secondary classes and the study of a chosen subject in depth.
The Social Democrats want to create a large new police unit against serious crime that can operate nationwide and will be given the name Reko.
Swiss tennis star and former men's world number one, Roger Federer will play at this year's Stockholm Open, tournament organizers have confirmed.
Rooney Mara, a relatively unknown American actress, has been cast to play the starring role of Lisbeth Salander in the US remake of the first of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Sony Pictures has confirmed.
A tourist group from the Netherlands and Belgium got more great outdoors than they bargained for when a female bear and her cubs visited their tented camp in Rötviken in central Sweden, local daily Länstidningen Östersund reported on Monday.
The municipality of Malmö will no longer print the personal identification numbers of marrying couples on the lists of upcoming civil weddings in a move which will make it harder for border police to hunt for illegal immigrants at weddings.
Tighter rules on parental leave for the foreign-born and more simple and low-paid jobs will increase the chances for refugees to quickly find work and integrate into society, Integration and Gender Equality Minister Nyamko Sabuni said on Monday.