Swedish concern over EU maternity leave bill

Swedish concern over EU maternity leave bill

Swedish politicians on the left and right expressed dismay on Wednesday over the EU parliament’s approval of a new maternity leave directive.

Defence concern Saab lowers annual forecast

Defence concern Saab lowers annual forecast

Swedish aerospace and defence concern Saab reported higher net income for the third quarter, but warned that operating income will be lower for the year as it embarks on restructuring to cut costs.

Sweden: a world away from the World Series

Sweden: a world away from the World Series

As Sweden hunkers down to face the onset of winter, contributor Joshua Gregory explains how fans of America’s favourite pastime cope with having their remedy for the winter blues remain a world away.

Police arrest 20 women in child porn raids

Police arrest 20 women in child porn raids

Swedish police on Wednesday raided a series of locations across the country, arresting 23 people on suspicion of serious child pornography offences.

Malmö shooter targeting immigrants: police

Malmö shooter targeting immigrants: police

Police in Malmö now believe that more than a dozen unexplained shootings which have taken place in the city this year may be connected.

Anna Lindh’s care to be reviewed: agency

Anna Lindh’s care to be reviewed: agency

Sweden's National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) will review the care former foreign minister Anna Lindh received after she was stabbed in central Stockholm in September 2003.

Handelsbanken profits up as loan losses fall

Handelsbanken profits up as loan losses fall

Sweden’s Handelsbanken reported 12 percent increase in net profits for the third quarter on Wednesday, as reduced losses on lending activities made up for falling net interest income.

Body Shop hemp ad falls foul of Swedish authority

Body Shop hemp ad falls foul of Swedish authority

The use of hemp leaves in an advert commissioned by ethical cosmetics chain The Body Shop, has been condemned by a Swedish municipality, which has claimed that it hampers work to tackle youth drug use.

placeholder image

Three injured in Malmö shootings

A man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder for the shooting of two men in Malmö as police continue to investigate two other shootings, all of which occured within two hours of each other on Tuesday night.

Dreams of ‘röda stugor’ lead to move to Sweden
PARTNER CONTENT

Dreams of ‘röda stugor’ lead to move to Sweden

For many northern Europeans, the dream of owning a traditional "röd stuga," or red cottage, in the countryside ranks highly as an ideal way to live. This idea is spreading across northern Europe, with more German and Dutch immigrants moving to Sweden looking for more nature and less stress.

Helsingborg celebrates ‘the art of becoming king’

Helsingborg celebrates ‘the art of becoming king’

It is exactly 200 years since Jean Baptiste Bernadotte set foot on Swedish soil to found the royal dynasty that bears his name, and the southern Swedish city of Helsingborg plans to celebrate his remarkable journey.