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Sweden slammed for foreign company hurdles

Sweden has been warned by the European Commission that it is putting too many bureaucratic hurdles in the way of foreign companies that want to set up subsidiaries here.

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Reinfeldt: EU must open doors to foreign labour – and new members

The European Union must attract labour from other parts of the world if it is to function in future, according to Sweden's prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt. In a policy speech at Europahuset in Stockholm on Monday, Reinfeldt claimed that Sweden has already prepared itself for such a scenario.

More Swedes appeal sickness benefits denials

More Swedes appeal sickness benefits denials

An increasing number of Swedes are appealing benefits claims that have been denied by the country's social insurance agency.

BP head Svanberg defends deep sea drilling

BP head Svanberg defends deep sea drilling

Last year's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill sparked by an explosion on a BP-leased platform is no reason to stop deep sea drilling, the group's chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg said Monday.

Rape suspect: porn surfing ‘took over my life’

Rape suspect: porn surfing ‘took over my life’

Charges were filed on Monday against 24-year-old Niklas Eliasson from Örebro in central Sweden who, if convicted of the crimes to which he has already confessed, would become the worst serial rapist in Swedish criminal history.

Preschool pickup pressure ‘hampers careers’: Swedish union

Preschool pickup pressure ‘hampers careers’: Swedish union

Many parents feel pressured to collect their children early from preschool, or dagis, because 'everyone else picks up early', according to a report from the Swedish Municipal Workers’ Union (Kommunal).

Sweden ‘swamped’ by malpractice complaints

Sweden ‘swamped’ by malpractice complaints

Swedish health authorities haven't dealt with a single malpractice case since taking over responsibility for managing patient complaints at the start of the year.

Swedes pay more for electricity than Nordic neighbours

Swedes pay more for electricity than Nordic neighbours

Swedes are paying considerably more for their domestic electricity than their Nordic neighbours, according to research carried out by the Swedish Homeowners Association (Villaägarna).

Text messages to replace stamps in Sweden

Text messages to replace stamps in Sweden

The Swedish postal service plans to give customers' tongues a rest by allowing them to pay their postage via mobile phone text message instead of stamps.

Russian gas pipeline ‘unstoppable’: report

Russian gas pipeline ‘unstoppable’: report

Swedish objections to a controversial pipeline to deliver natural gas from Russia to Germany along the Baltic Sea floor fell on deaf ears in Russia, according to US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks.