Sweden’s press leaps to the defence of the ‘open society’

Sweden’s press leaps to the defence of the ‘open society’

As Norway comes to terms with Friday's bloody attacks, the Swedish press has been quick to leap to the defence of pan-Scandinavian values of openness, tolerance and democracy, The Local's Peter Vinthagen Simpson discovers.

Deadly disease threatens Swedish bees

Deadly disease threatens Swedish bees

The discovery of a deadly bee disease among several broods in western Sweden have prompted a warning from agriculture officials concerned about containing the contagious illness.

Norway killer bought bomb parts in Sweden

Norway killer bought bomb parts in Sweden

A core ingredient for the bomb which ripped through the government buildings in Oslo, Norway last Friday was bought in Sweden, while the government has proposed a review of the sale of fertilizer, another ingredient in the bomb.

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Nato gives high marks to Swedish military

Sweden's defence capabilities would allow it to independently defend itself against all but the most severe attacks, according to an analysis by Nato, which also found that Sweden's Armed Forces served as a strong deterrent against potential attacks.

Saab staff set to receive no pay

Saab staff set to receive no pay

White-collar staff at cash-strapped Swedish carmaker Saab Automobile will not receive their salaries due on Wednesday, the firm has confirmed in a statement.

Elderly more likely to fall in the dark: Swedish study

Elderly more likely to fall in the dark: Swedish study

The likelihood of older people suffering from accidental falls in their own homes may be tied to the level of daylight, Swedish researchers have discovered.

Swede ‘sets sail’ for US via German autobahn

Swede ‘sets sail’ for US via German autobahn

A Swedish sailor in his seventies began a long-planned solo journey to the United States on Monday by hitching his boat to a trailer and driving through Germany.

Doggy bags – a good deed for the environment

Doggy bags – a good deed for the environment

While a common feature of restaurants in America, the humble doggy bag remains a rarity in Sweden, something an eco-conscious consumer group wants to see change, Lina Sennevall discovers.

Former Swedish minister joins Goldman Sachs

Former Swedish minister joins Goldman Sachs

Former Swedish finance minister Eric Åsbrink has been given a new position as an advisor at the United States' largest investment bank Goldman Sachs.

Sweden Democrats reject Norway attacks blame

Sweden Democrats reject Norway attacks blame

Sweden Democrat Erik Hellsborn has written on his blog that the twin attacks in Norway are the fault of "mass immigration" and "Islamisation", denying that he feels any shame for sharing the same views as the perpetrator.

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Train disruption to continue until Friday

Delays in train services continue to affect travellers on key routes across Sweden, with disruption expected to last until Friday.