What’s On in Sweden: September 10th – 16th

What’s On in Sweden: September 10th – 16th

What’s on in Sweden: Irish artwork in Stockholm, organic food in Gothenburg and a killer queen comes to Malmö.

Swedish fashion house launches trans collection

Swedish fashion house launches trans collection

Swedish fashion label Acne has released a new "transvestite and cross-dressing collection", promising to make gender bending easier.

Borg: Strong economic recovery continues

Borg: Strong economic recovery continues

Sweden appears to be making a spectacular recovery from the deep recession its export-reliant economy experienced during the global financial crisis.

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Introducing the Greens

The Greens are bidding to become the second largest party within the centre-left Red-Green coalition that is fighting to wrestle back power after four years in opposition.

Assange: ‘I’m the only victim’ in rape scandal

Assange: ‘I’m the only victim’ in rape scandal

Julian Assange has alleged the United States pressured Swedish intelligence to deny WikiLeaks "safe-haven", claiming in an interview that the rape charges against him are part of "a clear set-up".

Swedish military turns to jobless to fill ranks

Swedish military turns to jobless to fill ranks

Job-seekers with a military background could be required to accept a vacancy as a soldier when the Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen - AF) begins recruiting professionals for the Swedish Armed Forces (Försvarsmakten) in the autumn.

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Swedes voting early in record numbers

More than 400,000 Swedes have already cast their vote for the 2010 elections, even though election day is more than 10 days away.

Stockholm acts to block drunken bus drivers

Stockholm acts to block drunken bus drivers

Stockholm public transport operator SL will install ignition locks on all of its buses within the next two years, ensuring drivers who have been drinking can't start their vehicles.

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Swedish GDP growing faster than expected

Sweden's second quarter GDP growth was even greater previously reported, according to revised figures from Statistics Sweden (SCB).

Most Swedes hit by internet crime: survey

Most Swedes hit by internet crime: survey

More than half of all Swedes have been exposed to crime on the internet, a new survey published on Wednesday indicates.

Introducing the Liberals

Introducing the Liberals

The Liberals are one of the three smaller parties which make up the centre-right Alliance coalition that has been in government since 2006, having polled 7.5 percent in the 2006 general election.

Parties court pensioner votes in tight election

Parties court pensioner votes in tight election

As strikes ripple across debt-ridden Europe over pension reforms, the two coalitions battling it out in Sweden's close upcoming elections on September 19th are courting elderly voters, who may end up holding the balance, writes AFP's Rita Devlin Marier.

Alliance dominates the polls as election nears

Alliance dominates the polls as election nears

The centre-right Alliance coalition enjoyed a clear lead in a brace of new opinion polls published on Wednesday.

Best schools in Sweden’s far north: survey

Best schools in Sweden’s far north: survey

Six towns in northern Sweden ranked among the top ten municipalities with the best schools in the country, according to a ranking by the Swedish Teachers' Union (Lärarförbundet).

Ibrahimovic scores twice in 10-man Euro rout

Ibrahimovic scores twice in 10-man Euro rout

Star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted two goals in front of a hometown crowd in Malmö, as Sweden beat San Marino 6-0 on Tuesday in Euro 2012 football qualification.

Iceland MP: Assange should resign

Iceland MP: Assange should resign

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should step aside as a spokesman for the website in light of rape allegations against him in Sweden, an Icelandic parliamentarian and close associate of the site said on Tuesday.