What’s On in Sweden: October 8th – 14th

What’s On in Sweden: October 8th – 14th

What’s on in Sweden: Fringe Festival and ice hockey in Stockholm, John Cleese silly walks into Gothenburg, and the sound of the Theremin haunts Malmö.

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Unions propose task force on job security law

Sweden's main trade union organisation has proposed establishing a joint team to try to reach an agreement with employers over the law on job security.

New government faces ambitious autumn

New government faces ambitious autumn

The Swedish government plans to present 77 motions and written communications in the period to January.

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Swedish towns strained by asylum seeker spike

Many municipalities are feeling the squeeze from a large onslaught of asylum seekers.

Bishop’s sermon at the opening of the Riksdag

Bishop’s sermon at the opening of the Riksdag

Stockholm bishop Eva Brunne's sermon addressing racism at the opening of Sweden's parliament, the Riksdag, on Tuesday has been the topic of intense discussion. Here is the full text of her words in English.

Teacher sacked for schoolgirl rape Tweet

Teacher sacked for schoolgirl rape Tweet

A preschool teacher in Gothenburg in western Sweden has been fired after he Tweeted about wanting to rape little girls.

Swedish teacher releases iPhone maths app

Swedish teacher releases iPhone maths app

Emboldened by the success of his online instruction videos, a teacher at a school in Gävle north of Uppsala on the east coast has released a maths education application for the iPhone.

Sweden tries to rein in religion at free schools

Sweden tries to rein in religion at free schools

While Sweden’s publicly-funded, privately-managed ‘free’ schools (friskolor) have inspired education authorities in other countries to explore similar approaches, the Swedish model is not without its problems, explains contributor Nils Adler.

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Surprise rise in Swedish bankruptcies

Bankruptcies rose 15 percent in September, snapping the streak of declining bankruptcies observed so far this year.

Chemistry Nobel shared by three scientists

Chemistry Nobel shared by three scientists

Three scientists, Richard Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki, have been awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on palladium catalysed cross-coupling.

Rebtel: connecting the world through cheap long-distance calls
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Rebtel: connecting the world through cheap long-distance calls

Rebtel is a Swedish VoIP company that strives to make international calls and text messages cheaper around the world.

Press reacts to Sweden Democrat ‘spectacle’

Press reacts to Sweden Democrat ‘spectacle’

Leader pages across Sweden condemned as petty and immature the Sweden Democrats’ walking out on a bishop’s speech about racism on Tuesday, while others took aim at Fredrik Reinfeldt's new government.

Man charged for biting head off live mouse

Man charged for biting head off live mouse

Animal cruelty charges have been filed against a 23-year-old Swede who bit the head off a live mouse while one of his friends filmed the episode on a mobile phone camera.

Many smokers keep puffing post heart attack

Many smokers keep puffing post heart attack

Only a little over half of smokers who have suffered a heart attack quit smoking, despite the habit being one of the largest risk factors for cardiovascular disease, a Swedish study shows.