More berry pickers could be exploited: expert

More berry pickers could be exploited: expert

After reports of the mistreatment of foreign berry pickers in the Swedish forests, new guidelines were issued last year to make it harder for companies to take advantage of foreign labour - but these don't apply for workers from EU countries.

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Seven arrested for brutal Gothenburg diesel theft

Seven men have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated robbery and weapons crimes after a truck driver was beaten and robbed of 450 litres of diesel fuel at a rest area north of Gothenburg.

300-year-old skull found off Swedish coast

300-year-old skull found off Swedish coast

A 300-year-old skull with traces of brain tissue has been located by divers excavating the royal ship Kronan in the waters off the Baltic Sea island of Öland.

Sweden calls on EU to take global responsibility

Sweden calls on EU to take global responsibility

Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt has announced that Sweden has joined forces with Poland, Italy and Spain to work for Europe to assume its global security responsibility and to strengthen the EU's voice for peace.

Swedish partygoer gets chased by bear

Swedish partygoer gets chased by bear

A man attending a party in rural Jämtland in northern Sweden on Saturday was given a fright after getting lost in the woods and coming face to face with a hungry bear.

‘In the north we do things – we don’t just watch’

‘In the north we do things – we don’t just watch’

Northern skies, reindeer carpaccio and house-jumping parties; ex-Londoner Paul Connolly finds out that all is not always what it seems when relocating to northern Sweden.

Swedish postcard delivered 50 years late

Swedish postcard delivered 50 years late

Claes-Håkan Svensson of Varberg in western Sweden was surprised to find a postcard addressed to his deceased father amongst his morning mail, before realizing that the card had been sent by his sister some 50 years ago.

Fewer granted asylum on re-application: report

Fewer granted asylum on re-application: report

It has become increasingly difficult for undocumented immigrants, whose application for permanent residence in Sweden has been rejected, to apply a second time, according to a new report by national broadcaster Sveriges Radio (SR).

Police told not to ‘waste’ bootleg booze

Police told not to ‘waste’ bootleg booze

Police in western Sweden have been ordered to cease pouring seized alcoholic drinks down the drain due to the risk of poisoning the local water supply.

Swedish youth politician injured in Cuba car crash

Swedish youth politician injured in Cuba car crash

Swedish politician Aron Modig, the current chair of the Christian Democrats youth wing (KDU), has been injured in a car crash on Cuba which claimed the lives of two renowned critics of the Castro regime.

Hercog defends Swedish Open title

Hercog defends Swedish Open title

Slovenia's Polona Hercog successfully defended her Swedish Open title on Sunday after recovering from a set down to defeat French hope Mathilde Johansson.