Sweden reports drop in illegal weapon smuggling

Sweden reports drop in illegal weapon smuggling

A new Swedish Customs (Tullverket) report presented to the government on Tuesday shows a decline in the number of illegal weapons smuggled into the country, but police say the demand is still high.

Reinfeldt brands EU budget ‘unrealistic’

Reinfeldt brands EU budget ‘unrealistic’

Sweden on Tuesday slammed the 2014-2020 European Union budget proposed by Cyprus, the EU's current rotating president, branding the draft "unrealistic" and arguing that it ignores the bloc's economic reality.

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Webcam paedophile jailed for three years

A 27-year-old man from eastern Sweden was sentenced on Tuesday to three years in prison for child pornography crimes, after bullying 60 young girls into sending him nude images online.

SAS assures profits as share trading resumes

SAS assures profits as share trading resumes

Scandinavian Airlines, SAS, rumoured to be verging on bankruptcy, assured on Tuesday that it expected to report a quarterly profit, triggering a surge for its shares.

One in five Swedes has two-hour commute

One in five Swedes has two-hour commute

21 percent of Swedes spend more than one hour getting to work, and more than two hours commuting daily, according to new figures released by European job-seeking agency StepStone.

Swedish roe to be served in Tokyo eateries

Swedish roe to be served in Tokyo eateries

Vendace roe from the Bothnian Bay in the north of Sweden, the only Swedish product currently with an EU-protected designation of origin, is being launched as a delicacy in top notch restaurants in Japan.

Sweden climbs world universities’ top rank and file
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Sweden climbs world universities’ top rank and file

With policies changing on charging foreign students in Sweden, there is greater need for the country's universities to build on their already glowing international reputations. Some of the most helpful indicators of academic excellence are the various international university rankings.

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Stripper slammed for cheating tax authority

A woman from southern Sweden has been sentenced to community service after having made some 1.5 million kronor ($224,000) from internet striptease shows without paying any tax.

Doctors leave Sweden for Norway’s work hours

Doctors leave Sweden for Norway’s work hours

A small Norwegian country hospital has almost only Swedish doctors on its staff. Most have come from the same clinic in Sweden, seeking more attractive employment terms in Norway.

SAS shares halted after media speculation

SAS shares halted after media speculation

Shares in Scandinavian airline SAS were suspended on Tuesday morning following media reports about the company’s strained finances, according to the Stockholm stock exchange.

Swedish soldiers wear ‘toxic’ uniforms: report

Swedish soldiers wear ‘toxic’ uniforms: report

Swedish soldiers are not allowed to wear the light beige desert uniform, used in Afghanistan, while at home on leave or even on the plane. The pesticide, known as permethrin, which the uniforms are impregnated with, has been deemed too dangerous for the public. However, the Swedish Armed Forces say the uniforms are safe for the soldiers.