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Labour migration law ‘costs Sweden IT jobs’

Top Swedish IT companies are facilitating the disappearance of Swedish jobs by abusing work permits which allow them to bring skilled foreign workers into the country, a Swedish union has complained.

Arrest made in Swedish honeymooner killing

Arrest made in Swedish honeymooner killing

South African police have arrested a man in connection with the weekend killing of a Swedish woman who was visiting the country on her honeymoon.

Swedish budget surplus by 2011: report

Swedish budget surplus by 2011: report

Sweden’s National Debt Office (Riksrevisionen) vastly improved its forecast for the country’s finances on Tuesday, saying Sweden will nearly balance its budget this year and should see a surplus in 2011.

Carl Bildt slams EU president over Turkey

Carl Bildt slams EU president over Turkey

Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt roundly criticised European Union President Herman Van Rompuy on Tuesday for omitting to name Turkey in discussions over EU enlargement.

Spotify poaches radio revenues

Spotify poaches radio revenues

The radio is losing ground in the advertising market to digital broadcasters such as Spotify, according to a Swedish media industry organisation.

Neo-Nazi site charged over reader comment

Neo-Nazi site charged over reader comment

Charges have been filed against the publisher of a website affiliated with a Swedish neo-Nazi magazine for allowing a reader comment with racial slurs to remain on the site.

Flashlight plunges Swedish village into darkness

Flashlight plunges Swedish village into darkness

The small village of Brokind in eastern Sweden fell into darkness over the weekend after a mischievous local used their flashlight to knock out a streetlight sensor, giving the impression that the sun was shining.

Social Democrats face chaos as Sahlin departs

Social Democrats face chaos as Sahlin departs

Sweden's Social Democrats, for decades the dominant force in Swedish national politics, are facing chaos after leader Mona Sahlin announced her imminent departure over the weekend, with no clear successor to fill her shoes, writes the AFP's Rita Devlin Marier.

Zlatan claims record fifth ‘Golden Ball’

Zlatan claims record fifth ‘Golden Ball’

Zlatan Ibrahimovic claimed a record fifth, and fourth consecutive, Golden Ball at Sweden's football gala on Monday evening, once again claiming his place as Sweden's finest player.

Rail operators prepared for harsh winter: report

Rail operators prepared for harsh winter: report

Rail companies and authorities should meet to discuss services in the instance of adverse weather, a new inquiry has suggested in a raft of measures intended to avoid the chaos of last winter.

Mona Sahlin: I was not forced out

Mona Sahlin: I was not forced out

Mona Sahlin has denied that she was pushed to resign as leader of the embattled Social Democrats and said that being the first female leader has been a source of both support and controversy.