Hooligans should report to police – Social Democrats

Hooligans should report to police – Social Democrats

The Social Democrats want Sweden to implement new laws requiring known hooligans to report to the police before the start of the next football season.

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Agency rejects Swede’s FCKU2 licence plate bid

Having FCKU2 on your licence plate is not acceptable, according to The Swedish Transport Agency (Transportstyrelsen), who recently turned down a 31-year-old man from western Sweden.

Swedes ‘most satisfied’ in Europe: report

Swedes ‘most satisfied’ in Europe: report

Swedes are the most content among Europeans when it comes to a number of factors related to people's sense of well-being, a new OECD report shows.

Check your cucumbers: Swedish food agency

Check your cucumbers: Swedish food agency

Swedish food authorities on Friday urged grocers to trace the origins of their cucumbers, after their German counterpart traced the outbreak of E. coli to two cucumber farms in southern Spain.

Casual sex ‘common’ among Stockholm youth

Casual sex ‘common’ among Stockholm youth

Four out of ten young people in Stockholm last had sex with someone they weren't in a relationship with and only one in four used a condom, according to statistics from a recent study on youth sex habits in Sweden.

Swedish scientists help people ‘feel like Barbie’

Swedish scientists help people ‘feel like Barbie’

Scientists working at Stockholm's Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm have shown its possible to fool people into thiking they're a Barbie-doll or a 4-metre-tall giant.

Outgoing US ambassador to Sweden looks back

Outgoing US ambassador to Sweden looks back

In the final days of his shortened term as US ambassador to Sweden, Matthew Barzun tells The Local's David Landes about what Sweden can teach the world about balance as he prepares to help US President Barack Obama get reelected.

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Swedish GDP grows by 6.4 percent

The Swedish economy continues to expand, growing by 6.4 percent in the first quarter of 2011, according to new statistics, although GDP growth has slowed slightly.

Poll: Social Democrats Sweden’s largest party

Poll: Social Democrats Sweden’s largest party

The Social Democrats have reclaimed the title of Sweden's largest political party for the first time since the 2010 elections, a new poll shows.

Record companies move to block Pirate Bay in Finland

Record companies move to block Pirate Bay in Finland

Finnish record labels said Thursday they filed a petition in court to block access to The Pirate Bay, a popular Swedish website that provides access to copyrighted music, movies, and other material.

Saab production resumes in Sweden

Saab production resumes in Sweden

After seven-weeks of silence, the assembly lines at Saab Automobile's factory in Trollhättan in western Sweden rumbled to life again on Friday thanks to help from new Chinese partner Pang Da.