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Report: Swedish pensioners best off in Europe

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.

PM: mandatory jobs insurance unlikely

PM: mandatory jobs insurance unlikely

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 ranks third in ‘Best Countries’ list

Sweden ranks third in ‘Best Countries’ list

Sweden has come in third in a ranking of "Best Countries" compiled by US magazine Newsweek, trailing behind Finland and Switzerland.

Minister proposes elite high school classes

Minister proposes elite high school classes

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.

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Opposition proposes new serious crime unit

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.

Federer to play at Stockholm Open

Federer to play at Stockholm Open

Swiss tennis star and former men's world number one, Roger Federer will play at this year's Stockholm Open, tournament organizers have confirmed.

Hollywood unknown cast as Lisbeth Salander

Hollywood unknown cast as Lisbeth Salander

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.

Bear family frightens peeing 11-year-old tourist

Bear family frightens peeing 11-year-old tourist

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.

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Malmö makes hunting illegals harder for cops

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.

More low-paid jobs for refugees proposed

More low-paid jobs for refugees proposed

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.