Appeal filed as final voting tally announced

Appeal filed as final voting tally announced

All the ballots in the Swedish election have now been counted and the results certified, but a complaint has already been filed contesting the results.

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Sweden Democrat leaves party after winning seat

A Sweden Democrat candidate who won a seat on the local council in Gällivare in northern Sweden has resigned from the party after reading its manifesto.

‘Don’t let the far-right dominate the debate’

‘Don’t let the far-right dominate the debate’

As the Sweden Democrats prepare to take their seats in the Riksdag next month, contributor Ruben Brunsveld hopes Sweden's politicians can learn from the mistakes made by their Dutch counterparts in dealing with the far-right.

Swedish stripy clothing firm opens US store

Swedish stripy clothing firm opens US store

Polarn O. Pyret, a Swedish children's clothing firm known for its trademark functional striped attire, has announced the opening of its first US store, located in Greenwich, Connecticut

Swedes vote for Harry Potter, James Bond and Your Mum

Swedes vote for Harry Potter, James Bond and Your Mum

As the Alliance government stands to miss out on an overall majority by a whisker, handwritten ballots for parties such as Joy Division, Pull Yourself Together and Djingis Cat have had an unlikely impact on Swedish politics.

Ballot irregularities keep Sweden on edge

Ballot irregularities keep Sweden on edge

Sweden’s political landscape remained unsettled on Thursday following reports of ballot irregularities in several parts of the country.

What’s On in Sweden: September 24th – 30th

What’s On in Sweden: September 24th – 30th

What’s on in Sweden: Ardal and Arj stand up in Stockholm, Bookworms get reading in Gothenburg and The Mystery Jets jet to Malmö.

Electrolux announces a change at the top

Electrolux announces a change at the top

Sweden's Electrolux, the world's second-largest home appliance manufacturer, has announced that Keith McLoughlin will succeed outgoing Hans Stråberg as the company's new president and CEO.

Sweden wakes up to a new reality

Sweden wakes up to a new reality

When the people of Sweden woke up on Monday morning, they faced a radically changed political landscape. To the Social Democrats, the party that defined modern Sweden, voters had handed the worst election result for nearly a century. For Fredrik Reinfeldt's centre-right Moderates these were the best results since full democracy was introduced. Yet this country that prides itself on tolerance and equality had also let in an anti-immigrant populist party, which now holds the balance of power in Sweden's parliament.

Two arrested in beating of Centre Party MP

Two arrested in beating of Centre Party MP

Two men have been arrested for the attack on Centre Party parliamentarian Fredrick Federley, who was beaten and robbed outside his home in Stockholm last week.

Reinfeldt misses out on overall majority

Reinfeldt misses out on overall majority

The centre-right Alliance gained one extra seat in the Riksdag after Wednesday's count of advance and overseas ballots bringing it up to 173 seats, still two short of an overall majority.

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‘Tattoo’ filming on hold as star injured: report

Rooney Mara, the actress cast to play the role of Lisbeth Salander in the US remake of Stieg Larsson's Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, has been injured in Stockholm, forcing a delay in filming.

Abba stars sue Denmark’s far-right

Abba stars sue Denmark’s far-right

Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, the Abba stars behind the hit musical Mamma Mia have instructed their lawyers to contact the Danish People's Party after the far-right party used and changed one of their songs to honour its leader.