The Social Democrats on Thursday dropped their longstanding opposition to Swedish participation in the eurozone pact on fiscal discipline, after reaching an agreement with the government of Fredrik Reinfeldt.
In the wake of several high profile cases at home and abroad, Swedish justice minister Beatrice Ask has called for stricter laws governing bribery and corruption.
The Social Democrats used a hastily scheduled Thursday press conference to officially unveil IF Metall union chief Stefan Löfven as the party executive committee's consensus choice to take over as party chair.
Sweden’s best male stand-up comedian is a Kiwi from London, and the last two and a half years of Al Pitcher's exile in Sweden have been the best in his career, contributor Jacob Sundberg discovers.
A mentally ill man was discovered tied down in his own bed with a sheet at a Carema-run nursing home in Stockholm earlier this month.
With union leader Stefan Löfven set to take over as head of the Social Democrats, The Local takes a look at how a welder from northern Sweden found his way to the top ranks of Swedish politics.
Swedish cheap-and-chic fashion giant H&M on Thursday posted a 2011 net profit down 15 percent from a year earlier amid higher cotton prices, but expressed optimism for 2012 despite the difficult economic climate.
A former pre-school employee in Borås in western Sweden is facing charges of molestation for a series of offences, including punishing young children by locking them in a drying cupboard and pulling their hair.
Emergency crews were called to a hotel in central Sweden on Wednesday morning to help free an employee who had become trapped behind a bed following a staff party.
Stefan Löfven, current chair of Sweden’s IF Metall trade union, is set to take over as interim head of the Social Democrats, according to Swedish media reports.
A man who used Facebook and other social media media websites to come in contact with Swedish teen girls, was sentenced to six-years in prison on Wednesday for a series of sex attacks.
Per Odeltorp, better known as Stig Vig, front man of Dag Vag and one of Sweden’s best known musicians, died on Sunday, aged 63.
A mismatch between available jobs and housing in Sweden has resulted in increasing numbers of refugees remaining in Migration Board-run housing centres, forcing new asylum seekers to live in youth hostels and campgrounds.