Unruly start to Swedish music fest

Unruly start to Swedish music fest

The music festival Peace & Love in Borlänge, in central Sweden, was off to an unruly start on Wednesday, with local police kept busy and holding facilities at capacity.

Hate crime declines in Sweden: report

Hate crime declines in Sweden: report

The number of hate crimes committed in Sweden decreased in 2010 compared to the year before, according to statistics from Sweden’s National Council of Crime Prevention (Brottsförebygganderådet - BRÅ).

Saab: production to resume in two weeks

Saab: production to resume in two weeks

Cash-strapped Swedish carmaker Saab Automobile is hopeful of restarting frozen production lines within two weeks after receiving orders totalling 10,000 vehicles.

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Sweden offers ‘haven’ for persecuted writers

The Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) has announced new rules intended to make it easier for exiled authors who are persecuted in their home countries to reside in so-called "safe havens" in Sweden.

Swedes set sights on North Korean scalp

Swedes set sights on North Korean scalp

Sweden's World Cup team are looking to follow up Tuesday's victory over Colombia with a second win against the tougher test of North Korea on Saturday, with coach Thomas Dennerby noting that the Asian team are a familiar foe.

Swedish teens targeted in Lund flasher attacks

Swedish teens targeted in Lund flasher attacks

A series of flasher incidents have been reported in Lund in southern Sweden over the past two months, with police entertaining the theory that there are a number of different perpetrators are behind the early summer wave.

Abba – tracing the steps of the giants of disco

Abba – tracing the steps of the giants of disco

The wide flares and glam beats of disco's heyday are here to stay, The Local's Clara Guibourg discovers, as she tags along on an Abba City Walk, and brings us along for the ride on a trip through 1970's Stockholm.

Sweden slams EU budget proposal

Sweden slams EU budget proposal

EU's budget proposal has been heavily criticised by Sweden, with one MP calling it "the most provocative budget in EU history".

Business group urges cut in study aid for the arts

Business group urges cut in study aid for the arts

Sweden needs to cut its student grants to students electing to study humanities and arts subjects, to encourage them to pursue degrees which can lead to a job, according to a new report from an influential business group.

Minister sounded alarm on sick pay rules

Minister sounded alarm on sick pay rules

Former Social Security Minister Cristina Husmark Pehrsson foresaw problems with the new sick pay rules and her ministry raised the alarm, only to be knocked back in negotiations, according to a memo which emerged on Thursday.

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Missing Swede turns up in Spain

The 61-year-old Swedish man who was reported missing on Saturday during a holiday to Barcelona has been found alive and well.