Swedish opposition to nuclear energy on the up

Swedish opposition to nuclear energy on the up

Swedes have become more negative towards nuclear power in the year since Japan's nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima, a new survey by the SOM institute at Gothenburg University has shown.

Ikea rejects East German prison labour claims

Ikea rejects East German prison labour claims

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has rejected claims in a new Swedish television documentary that there is evidence that East German political prisoners were used in its factories in the 1970s and 1980s.

Stockholm in women’s refuge guarantee

Stockholm in women’s refuge guarantee

Stockholm city council has announced that all women in need of a secure refuge will be guaranteed a place.

Swedish teen convicted of cybersex crimes

Swedish teen convicted of cybersex crimes

A 16-year-old boy has been sentenced to probation for internet sex crimes concerning seven girls aged 10-13-years-old.

Swedish alcohol intake hikes after EU entry

Swedish alcohol intake hikes after EU entry

Contemporary Swedes drink significantly more alcohol and eat more meat since the country joined the European Union in 1995, according to a new report by the Swedish Board of Agriculture (Jordbruksverket).