Party seeks quick ruling on Sahlin’s future

Party seeks quick ruling on Sahlin’s future

As support for party leader Mona Sahlin continued to waver on Friday, regional Social Democratic party chiefs called for the party to hold its congress as soon as possible to end speculation about who is best suited to lead the party.

Borg critical of possible eurozone bank bailouts

Borg critical of possible eurozone bank bailouts

Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg sharply criticised senior politicians in the EU for bringing up the issue of whether private lenders should take a hit if financially strapped eurozone countries ask for help.

Site ‘stole’ pics to rank Swedish teen girls

Site ‘stole’ pics to rank Swedish teen girls

A brash website allowing users to rate Swedish teenage girls as "ugly" or "hot" based on the unauthorised use of pictures from their Facebook accounts has been reported to the police.

Can Swedes kick the fake-bake habit?

Can Swedes kick the fake-bake habit?

Finding a cure for Sweden's lack of winter sunlight is a constant challenge. But as contributor Emy Gelb discovers, a trip to the tanning salon may not be as popular as it once was.

‘Alcolocks’ for all new cars: Social Democrats

‘Alcolocks’ for all new cars: Social Democrats

The Social Democrats have proposed that all new cars sold in Sweden be equipped with ignition locks to prevent a vehicle from starting if the driver is intoxicated.

Containers proposed as student housing solution

Containers proposed as student housing solution

Officials in Stockholm have come up with a novel solution to address the student housing shortage afflicting university towns across the country: converting cargo containers into student residences.

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Sweden helps world’s poor most: study

Sweden has topped the rankings of a study evaluating the countries with the world's best policies that benefit the developing world for the second straight year.

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Sweden ‘threatens the global economy’: study

An American think tank has criticised Sweden for maintaining a constant current account surplus and urged the country to undertake measures to stimulate domestic demand.

Obscenities spoil search site’s publicity stunt

Obscenities spoil search site’s publicity stunt

An unexpected flood of obscene words forced Swedish internet search service Eniro to shutter a publicity campaign in downtown Stockholm on Thursday shortly after it was launched.

Acne linked to suicide risk: Swedish study

Acne linked to suicide risk: Swedish study

Severe acne can increase the risk of suicide, Swedish researchers have found, but a drug used to treat the condition may not be the main culprit.

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Lack of interpreters threat to asylum process

Sweden’s lack of qualified interpreters with specialized skills in legal terminology poses a threat for those seeking asylum in the country, warns the head of the Swedish Bar Association (Advokatsamfundet).