Marcus Allbäck named in bribery probe

Marcus Allbäck named in bribery probe

Criminal suspicions have surfaced involving Marcus Allbäck, a former striker for Sweden's national team and current assistant trainer, in connection with the Gothenburg construction corruption scandal.

‘Bullying’ claim prompts probe of Chinese IT firm

‘Bullying’ claim prompts probe of Chinese IT firm

The Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) plans to investigate Chinese company Huawei following claims from Swedish trade union Unionen that the company is not adhering to Swedish employment law.

Lace ’em up: Sweden’s five best hiking trails

Lace ’em up: Sweden’s five best hiking trails

As the warm summer weather beckons, contributor Alec Forss offers up a list of some of Sweden's best hiking trails.

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Pricey school trips ‘break the law’: agency

A number of Swedish schools are violating the law by charging students high fees for expensive class trips, according to the country's schools inspectorate.

Swedish women prone to workplace injuries: study

Swedish women prone to workplace injuries: study

The number of Swedish women who fall victim to work-related injuries is growing, according to a new study from Swedish insurance company AFA.

Bribery scandal rocks Stockholm arena

Bribery scandal rocks Stockholm arena

A local politician and a construction magnate are among six people charged with corruption in conjunction with the building of a new national sporting arena in Stockholm.

Dairy giant Arla in merger talks with Milko

Dairy giant Arla in merger talks with Milko

Swedish dairy firms Arla and Milko have announced that they are in discussions over the terms of a merger in a move taken as a result of Milko's parlous finances.

Government faces new health insurance setback

Government faces new health insurance setback

The government is expected to face a new defeat in the Riksdag on Thursday after the far-right Sweden Democrats said they will side with the centre-left opposition's proposed reforms to Sweden's public health insurance system.

Mikael Persbrandt in new cocaine bust

Mikael Persbrandt in new cocaine bust

Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt, star of the Oscar-winning film "In a Better World" and who will feature in "The Hobbit", has been fined for cocaine use only a few months after a previous bust.

Sweden tourism heads for new record year

Sweden tourism heads for new record year

The number of foreign tourists visiting Sweden climbed 3 percent during the first four months of 2011, new statistics from the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket) show, prompting hopes of a new record year.

Saab production grinds to a new halt

Saab production grinds to a new halt

Cash-strapped Swedish carmaker Saab stopped production on Wednesday due to a lack of spare parts, only two weeks after restarting production lines.