Juholt position ‘difficult’ after fraud probe: expert

Juholt position ‘difficult’ after fraud probe: expert

The fraud investigation against Social Democrat leader Håkan Juholt will restrict his freedom of movement politically - and a prosecution will force his departure, political scientist Ulf Bjereld tells The Local.

Håkan Juholt subject to criminal investigation

Håkan Juholt subject to criminal investigation

Social Democrat leader Håkan Juholt is to be probed on suspicion of fraud in connection with revelations that he has spent years pocketing accommodation reimbursements he wasn't entitled to, the prosecutor has announced.

Swedish female soldiers get belated bra boost

Swedish female soldiers get belated bra boost

Swedish military officials have hailed as a “milestone” the fact that new female recruits can now be issued bras in accordance with recommended guidelines.

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12-year-old Malmö girl ‘was not raped’: police

Malmö police have confirmed that the 12-year-old girl who was reported to have been attacked in central Malmö last weekend was not subject to a rape and that the case has been closed.

Scania cuts output amid slowing global growth

Scania cuts output amid slowing global growth

Swedish truckmaker Scania on Monday announced a cut in production by up to 15 percent starting next month due to lower demand caused by a global economic slowdown.

Two Americans share economics Nobel

Two Americans share economics Nobel

The 2011 Nobel prize in economics, known officially Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, has been awarded to US-based economists Thomas J. Sargent and Christopher A. Sims for “their empirical research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy”.

Live Video: 2011 Economics Nobel

Live Video: 2011 Economics Nobel

At 1pm Central European Time on Monday, the winner of the 2011 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel will be announced.

Swedish work permit rules ‘misused’: minister

Swedish work permit rules ‘misused’: minister

The Swedish law on labour migration is being used as a means to access other EU labour markets with hundreds of migrants recently travelling onwards within the Schengen area without even passing customs at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

What does it mean to be a dual citizen?

What does it mean to be a dual citizen?

After Malmö mayor Ilmar Reepalu ruffled feathers last week by suggesting ‘temporary’ citizenship as a way to combat crime, contributor Ruben Brunsveld reflects on the meaning of passports and citizenship.

Private health insurance in Sweden: a clash of cultures

Private health insurance in Sweden: a clash of cultures

As growing numbers of Swedes choose private healthcare, The Local's Clara Guibourg explores what's behind the trend and what it could mean for the quality of Sweden's public healthcare system.

Swedish corruption rise ‘a myth’: expert

Swedish corruption rise ‘a myth’: expert

A leading expert has refuted claims that corruption is becoming more widespread in Sweden, arguing there is no evidence to back up the claims.

Swedish motorists caught out by icy roads

Swedish motorists caught out by icy roads

With the balmy days of the recent "Indian summer" consigned to memory, the first freeze of the season has rendered roads icy and treacherous in northern areas of Sweden.

Swedish journalists denied Ethiopia entry

Swedish journalists denied Ethiopia entry

Swedish journalists have been denied visas to Ethiopia to cover the trial of Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson who are charged with terrorism and face the prospect of long prison sentences.

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Stockholm hosts rally against Syrian regime

Some 200 people held a rally against the Syrian regime near Sweden's parliament Sunday, calling on Stockholm and the European Union "to support the revolution in Syria".