What’s On in Sweden: October 15th – 21st

What’s On in Sweden: October 15th – 21st

What’s on in Sweden: Death by chocolate in Stockholm, a free Free Jazz Fest in Gothenburg and The Magic Numbers come to Malmö. Plus cult comedians in Linköping

Bodström ‘faces tough choice’ over leave rebuff

Bodström ‘faces tough choice’ over leave rebuff

Former justice minister and senior Social Democrat, Thomas Bodström, has said that he "has a tough choice" after being told that his application for a leave of absence from Sweden's Riksdag to spend time in the US had been rejected.

Pharmacy head wins ‘top female executive’ award

Pharmacy head wins ‘top female executive’ award

Ann Carlsson, who will take over as CEO of state-owned pharmacy chain Apoteket AB in November, has won this year's 'Ruter Dam' award for the most influential female executive in Sweden.

Top Sweden Democrat convicted of libel

Top Sweden Democrat convicted of libel

Carina Herrstedt, vice-chairperson of the Sweden Democrats and newly elected member of parliament, has received the support of her party despite having been convicted of libel for the second time within a year.

Swedish apartment construction takes off

Swedish apartment construction takes off

Construction of new apartments in Sweden is approaching levels not seen since the height of the mid-2000s boom, with industry groups forecasting a need for thousands of new workers as a result.

Abba star sues Buddhist temple owner

Abba star sues Buddhist temple owner

Former Abba star Anni-Frid Reuss, has demanded the repayment of a 46 million kronor ($7 million) loan from a Qigong temple in southern Sweden, which has in turn claimed that the money was a donation.

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Sweden’s first war crimes trial underway

The trial of a 43-year-old Swedish citizen charged with war crimes started in Stockholm on Wednesday. He is accused of torturing inmates while working as a guard at a Bosnian prison camp in 1992.

Understanding the Social Democratic collapse

Understanding the Social Democratic collapse

The Social Democrats' stinging defeat in Sweden’s September 19th election has less to do with campaign miscalculations than it does with a systemic shift in European society, write Moderate Party MP Johnny Munkhammar and Nima Sanandaji of the Captus think tank.

Investor ‘ready to invest’ as assets climb

Investor ‘ready to invest’ as assets climb

Swedish holding firm and Wallenberg family powerhouse Investor has reported a net asset value of 152.4 billion kronor ($22.9 billion), up 9 percent on year-end 2009.

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Örebro rape suspect denies all involvement

The 23-year-old man arrested on Monday on suspicions of having committed several rapes in Örebro in eastern Sweden has denied any involvement in the crimes.

Second suspect held in Malmö art theft

Second suspect held in Malmö art theft

Another man is being held for his suspected involvement in the theft of three paintings from the Malmö Art Museum last week. Police believe the heist was an inside job.

Sweden smothered by dominant Dutch

Sweden smothered by dominant Dutch

Two devastating first half mistakes by Sweden paved the way for a crushing 1-4 defeat at the hands of World Cup finalists the Netherlands in Euro 2012 qualifying play on Tuesday.