Sweden delays data directive decision

Sweden delays data directive decision

On Wednesday the Riksdag decided to postpone the vote on the controversial EU data retention directive, following a stay of proceedings called for by members of the opposition.

Swedish firms help staff leave Tokyo

Swedish firms help staff leave Tokyo

Ikea and H&M are among a slew of Nordic firms who on Wednesday offered to help their Japanese employees to leave Tokyo and relocate further south due to growing fears of radiation from an earthquake hit nuclear plant.

Swedish house scuppers privatisation plans

Swedish house scuppers privatisation plans

The Swedish Alliance coalition government has lost the right to sell off stakes in a slew of state-owned companies after a parliament decision on Wednesday afternoon.

My Oddest Swedish Job: Rooftop Frozen Water Technician

My Oddest Swedish Job: Rooftop Frozen Water Technician

Moving to Sweden often entails a career shift of one type or another. But as The Local's Ben Kersley discovers, some immigrants to Sweden find themselves on career detours that take them to rather unexpected places.

Exchanges in Stockholm give new perspectives
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Exchanges in Stockholm give new perspectives

Discovering a new country, getting unexpected academic insights and making new friends - exchange students at Stockholm University get a unique learning experience.

Thinking about Sweden’s nuclear future

Thinking about Sweden’s nuclear future

Swedish nuclear safety expert Frigyes Reisch from the Royal Institute of Technology speaks with The Local's Gabriel Stein about how the situation in Japan may impact the nuclear energy development in Sweden.

Swedish government flouts English email ban

Swedish government flouts English email ban

The Swedish government has failed to adhere to a decision by the country's Parliamentary Ombudsman banning the use of English in email addresses.

Italy’s Riccardo Muti wins prestigious Swedish opera prize

Italy’s Riccardo Muti wins prestigious Swedish opera prize

Italian director Riccardo Muti was awarded the $1 million prize in memory of Sweden's legendary soprano Birgit Nilsson for 2011, the jury said Wednesday.

Swedish court: naked Muhammad pics legal

Swedish court: naked Muhammad pics legal

A Swedish court has ruled that depicting the prophet Muhammad naked together with his nine-year-old wife naked is legal, freeing a local politician on charges of racial agitation.

Japan crisis complicates Sweden’s nuclear waste storage plans

Japan crisis complicates Sweden’s nuclear waste storage plans

In the thick of the Japanese nuclear crisis, Sweden is tackling the question of nuclear waste storage.

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Embassy: no plans to evacuate Japan Swedes

Sweden has no plans in place to follow France and evacuate nationals from earthquake-hit Japan.