‘It is southern Europe’s problem’: Reinfeldt

‘It is southern Europe’s problem’: Reinfeldt

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said on Monday that Sweden is relatively safe from the Spanish crisis as the country mainly trades with countries like Germany, Britain and Norway.

Committee lowers Nobel Prize by 2 million kronor

Committee lowers Nobel Prize by 2 million kronor

The Nobel Committee has chosen to lower this year's Nobel prize winnings by two million kronor ($283,030) due to turbulence in the current economic climate.

Introducing… ‘Doctor’ Åsa Vilbäck

Introducing… ‘Doctor’ Åsa Vilbäck

Introducing... is The Local's guide to the Swedish celebrity. In this installment Oliver Gee finds out more about Åsa Vilbäck - the doctor turned celebrity turned unwilling sex-symbol whose boyfriend is on trial for allegedly burning down his own mansion…

Swedish fans brave stark conditions for Euro 2012

Swedish fans brave stark conditions for Euro 2012

The Swedish team may not be the biggest draw for the neutral football fan wishing to watch a match at Euro 2012 but their fans are prepared to live in near-primitive conditions here so as to get a chance of seeing them in action.

Swede ‘secret agent’ for three countries: report

Swede ‘secret agent’ for three countries: report

Newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN) on Monday revealed the existence of a triple-agent in Sweden, a man who goes under the name “Joseph” and who has allegedly been carrying out intelligence gathering for Sweden, Britain and Libya at the same time.

Agency demands Norway clean-up crash site

Agency demands Norway clean-up crash site

Sweden’s National Property Board (Statens Fastighetsverk, SFV) that owns the land on Kebnekaise where the Norwegian Hercules plane went down in March is demanding that the Swedish government asks Norway clear up the mess caused by the crash.

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Surgery patient vanishes from Swedish ward

A man in his seventies went missing from a hospital in Eksjö, southern Sweden, shortly after having had surgery performed on his head.

‘I am not a Satanist’: Sweden’s ‘mad’ biker

‘I am not a Satanist’: Sweden’s ‘mad’ biker

The man whose “666” number plate was scrapped by Swedish authorities after 20 years has spoken out about the ban, political correctness in Sweden, and life as “The Mad Swede” around the world.

Sweden ‘serious’ about Ukraine game: Hamrén

Sweden ‘serious’ about Ukraine game: Hamrén

Sweden coach Erik Hamrén said on Sunday that he and his squad were taking their opening game against Euro 2012 co-hosts Ukraine seriously despite their openly relaxed approach in training.

Syrian opposition finds new leader in Sweden

Syrian opposition finds new leader in Sweden

A Kurdish-Syrian academic who has lived in exile in Sweden since the 1990s was elected president of the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) at the weekend, and promptly hinted that the group may formally request military assistance.

Match preview: sizing up Sweden versus Ukraine

Match preview: sizing up Sweden versus Ukraine

The Local's Joe Lynskey takes a look at what Sweden can expect as they kick off their Euro 2012 Group in Kiev against co-hosts Ukraine on Monday night.