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‘Grant rejected asylum seekers work permits’

A parliamentary committee has proposed granting work permits to rejected asylum seekers and allowing immigrants to live abroad for up to five years without losing their right to reside in Sweden.

Hundreds apply for Swedish ‘beach bum’ job

Hundreds apply for Swedish ‘beach bum’ job

A Swedish lifestyle magazine is looking to hire someone skilled at receiving full-body massages, drinking wine at local taverns, and reading books for a not-too demanding temporary assignment.

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Antidepressant use climbs in Sweden

Prescriptions of antidepressants continue to rise in Sweden, according to new statistics from the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen).

Gothenburg bribery trial gets under way

Gothenburg bribery trial gets under way

The first trial in a major bribery scandal began in Gothenburg on Thursday as a former housing chief faced charges of having accepted 24 tonnes of free bricks for a private building project.

Sweden targets religious prejudice

Sweden targets religious prejudice

Sweden's government has announced plans to chart the extent of Islamophobia and anti-Semitism in the country, as it attempts to counteract the spread of intolerance towards minorities.

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Murder pics posted on porn site: report

Confidential police photographs of a woman who was raped and murdered in Gothenburg last year have been leaked onto a pornographic website, local newspaper GT reports.

Sweden to fight EU ruling on VAT for non-profit groups

Sweden to fight EU ruling on VAT for non-profit groups

The Swedish government has announced that it is to "fight all the way" against an EU Commission ruling to reject an application to restrict the levy of VAT (value Added Tax) payable by non-profit groups.

Persbrandt loses Unicef role after cocaine bust

Persbrandt loses Unicef role after cocaine bust

Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt, the star of the Oscar-winning film "In a Better World", has lost his role as an ambassador for the UN's children's fund Unicef after being caught using cocaine.

Go your own way – setting up a business in Sweden

Go your own way – setting up a business in Sweden

Fed up with trying to find a job in Sweden? Why not try starting your own business? As The Local's Geoff Mortimore discovers, it's not always easy, but there is plenty of help available, regardless of your Swedish language skills.

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Abused children face deportation threat

Gothenburg police are set to deport two siblings back to Azerbaijan with their parents, despite social services knowing that they had sustained abuse and had been placed in foster care.

Swedish ice racer dies after high-speed crash

Swedish ice racer dies after high-speed crash

A Swedish ice racing rider has died in hospital after an accident during Wednesday's tournament in the ABB Arena in Västerås in central Sweden.

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Downed lines prompt train delays

Two downed power lines caused a complete stoppage for trains between Gothenburg and Stockholm during Wednesday night with further delays expected throughout Thursday.