Sweden approves new Saab financing plans

Sweden approves new Saab financing plans

Swedish Enterprise and Energy Minister Maud Olofsson announced on Friday the government would allow cash-strapped automaker Saab to alter its financing in order to continue its operations.

Springtime weather sweeps across Sweden

Springtime weather sweeps across Sweden

Swedes across the country are enjoying the first signs of springtime warmth and the weekend’s forecast promises more of the same.

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‘Unstable’ firms bringing workers to Sweden

Many of the companies approved to bring foreign workers to Sweden every year have little or no turnover or go bankrupt shortly after the labour migrants arrive, according to a new report.

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‘Swedish women fake rape to claim payouts’

A Swedish woman accused of trumping up rape accusations while on holiday in Greece exemplifies a persistant view in the Mediterranean country that Swedish women bring false rape complaints to get payouts from special 'rape insurance'.

‘Let Swedish MPs tweet away’: Riksdag Speaker

‘Let Swedish MPs tweet away’: Riksdag Speaker

The speaker of Sweden's parliament has said he has no plans to place limits on the extent to which MPs use Twitter from within the halls of the Riksdag, despite a number of complaints about the practice.

Publisher Metro reports drop in quarterly losses

Publisher Metro reports drop in quarterly losses

Metro International, the Swedish publisher of free newspapers, said Friday it diminished its first quarter losses compared to the same period last year, but warned 2011 would see higher paper prices.

Dalai Lama arrives for ‘final’ Sweden visit

Dalai Lama arrives for ‘final’ Sweden visit

The Dalai Lama arrived in Sweden late on Thursday night, after his flight from Ireland suffered a lengthy delay.

One in five Swedes would swap a kidney for cash

One in five Swedes would swap a kidney for cash

A recent survey shows that 22 percent of Swedes would be willing to part with one of their kidneys for in exchange for a hefty sum of money.

Male lust/female vice? Swedish museum touts sex through the ages

Male lust/female vice? Swedish museum touts sex through the ages

While the National Museum's new "Lust & Vice" exhibition has titillated the viewing public, it has incurred the scorn of an art world used to seeing sex exploited for financial gain, Peter Vinthagen Simpson writes.

Färjestad reclaim Swedish ice hockey gold

Färjestad reclaim Swedish ice hockey gold

Färjestad BK were crowned champions of Sweden's top professional ice hockey league for the ninth time on Thursday night following a convincing 4-1 victory over Skellefteå.

Parental leave equality ’30 years away’: study

Parental leave equality ’30 years away’: study

Recent figures show that it will take more than three decades until parents in Sweden share their parental leave benefits equally.

National Debt Office opens up for Saab loans

National Debt Office opens up for Saab loans

On Thursday the National Debt Office (NDO) took a small step towards Saabs recovery by opening up for the cash-strapped carmaker to receive loans from other sources than the European Investment Bank (EIB).