Swedish jobs agency lays off 800 job coaches

Swedish jobs agency lays off 800 job coaches

The Swedish Public Employment Service has laid off 800 temporary job coaches after determining that unemployment was not as high as initially feared.

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Corruption unit to investigate Mona Sahlin

Sweden's National Anti-Corruption Unit (Riksenheten mot korruption) is to investigate whether to open a case against Social Democrat leader Mona Sahlin, who accepted complimentary tickets to the Stockholm Open.

Prof’s privacy appeal denied by Euro court

Prof’s privacy appeal denied by Euro court

The European Court of Human Rights has upheld a Swedish court decision to fine a former Swedish university department head for barring access to and later destroying research material.

Verdict reached in Malmö teen pimping trial

Verdict reached in Malmö teen pimping trial

A court in Malmö in southern Sweden sentenced several men to prison on Tuesday for their role in selling a mentally handicapped 14-year-old girl for sex.

Paper defends pulling ‘anti-Semitic’ cartoon

Paper defends pulling ‘anti-Semitic’ cartoon

An editor at Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN) has defended his decision to remove an installment of a popular comic strip from the newspaper's website after he deemed it anti-Semitic.

Four arrested for murder of Swedish footballer

Four arrested for murder of Swedish footballer

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the murder of Swedish second division football player Eddie Moussa and his brother in Södertälje in July.

Swedish MPs enjoy election income boost

Swedish MPs enjoy election income boost

More than four of five new Swedish members of parliament have earned an increase in their annual income following their election to the Riksdag after the September general election.

Sweden counts the cost of substance abuse

Sweden counts the cost of substance abuse

The cost of drug, alcohol and prescription medicine abuse amounts to 150 billion kronor ($22.4 billion) per annum in Sweden, according to an ongoing government inquiry.

Left Party members seek Red-Green split

Left Party members seek Red-Green split

Left Party leader Lars Ohly has insisted that the Red-Green coalition should continue its cooperation, although a majority of the party districts across the country want the party to break away on its own, reported the Dagens Nyheter (DN) daily.

Strömstad named Sweden’s top tourist spot

Strömstad named Sweden’s top tourist spot

Strömstad in western Sweden has been named as Sweden's primary tourist municipality for the third consecutive year, a new annual report by The Swedish Retail Institute (Handelns utredningsinstitut - HUI) shows.