‘Karolinska shares patient data illegally’

‘Karolinska shares patient data illegally’

Stockholm’s Karolinska University Hospital has been criticised for its failure to address “serious” shortcomings in how it handles patient information.

Stockholm tops Swedish student debt league

Stockholm tops Swedish student debt league

Residents of Stockholm continue to carry the highest levels of student debt in the country, according to new figures from Sweden’s student lending agency, CSN.

Swedish military urged to use Twitter on the job

Swedish military urged to use Twitter on the job

Employees of the Swedish Armed Forces (Försvarsmakten) have been encouraged to use social media during work hours to participate in discussions on the the authority's activities, according to a directive from the country's military headquarters.

Swedish electricity firms overcharge: study

Swedish electricity firms overcharge: study

Sweden's privately-owned electricity companies behave in a "monopolistic" fashion, according to a homeowners advocacy group, which urges customers to be more proactive in choosing an electricity provider.

Sweden looks to ban pics taken by Peeping Toms

Sweden looks to ban pics taken by Peeping Toms

The Swedish government wants to make it illegal to take pictures of people in "private places" without their knowledge.

Nicotine replacement therapy sales soar

Nicotine replacement therapy sales soar

Sales of nicotine replacement therapy products in Sweden jumped 10 percent last year compared to 2009 as they become more easily available across the country, according to figures from the Apoteket Service.

Eyewitnesses often wrong: Swedish study

Eyewitnesses often wrong: Swedish study

Eyewitnesses cannot always be trusted, a psychologist at the Lund University has revealed in a recent study.

US student builds online travel dreams in Sweden

US student builds online travel dreams in Sweden

While he first came to Sweden for the free education and "hot women on bicycles," American entrepreneur Peter Sullivan now finds himself the centre of a new brand of social networking business, contributor Malin Nyberg discovers.

Nuder: I’m not running for party leader post

Nuder: I’m not running for party leader post

Former Swedish Democratic finance minister Pär Nuder has said he will not run for the post of party leader following weekend speculation that he was a favourite to take over after Mona Sahlin.

Swedish daily to jointly publish WikiLeaks

Swedish daily to jointly publish WikiLeaks

Three major newspapers in northern Europe will join forces with a Norwegian paper to comb through about 250,000 cables originally exclusively handled by WikiLeaks' media partners, newspaper Svenska Dagbladet told AFP on Sunday.

Hunt for new Social Democrat leader begins

Hunt for new Social Democrat leader begins

The Social Democrats' 26 party districts spent the weekend having their say on who should lead the party by formulating the requirements for outgoing leader Mona Sahlin's successor.

Söderling exits Aussie Open in shock defeat

Söderling exits Aussie Open in shock defeat

Robin Söderling's Australian Open run ended after he was stunned in the fourth round by an unheralded Ukrainian on Monday.