Subletting in Sweden set to get more expensive

Subletting in Sweden set to get more expensive

It may be easier to sublet a flat or home in Sweden next year, but it may also be more expensive, according to a government bill which cleared an important legislative hurdle on Tuesday.

Transport standstill as storm lashes Stockholm

Transport standstill as storm lashes Stockholm

Violent blizzards in Stockholm have caused serious disruptions to flights, trains, roads, and electricity, with meteorologists expecting more of the same.

‘Mini Stockholm’ invades English Christmas city

‘Mini Stockholm’ invades English Christmas city

The famed Christmas market in the British city of Lincoln will get a taste of Sweden on Thursday as a Swedish entrepreneur and a team of helpers set up red cottages and “turn Lincoln into a mini Stockholm”.

Soldier turned up drunk to guard Swedish king

Soldier turned up drunk to guard Swedish king

The Swedish military wants to send a solider to rehab because he showed up to guard the Royal Family after a night of heavy drinking, which left him “unshaved, red-eyed and with snus in his mouth”.

Dewani hitman sentenced to life in prison

Dewani hitman sentenced to life in prison

A man convicted of murdering Swedish honeymooner Anni Dewani in South Africa two years ago was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday.

Union fury at McDonald’s ‘job selling’ scheme

Union fury at McDonald’s ‘job selling’ scheme

Swedish trade unions see an immigrant-exploitation scheme uncovered at a McDonald's outlet in Sweden as "the tip of the iceberg" when it comes to abuse of labour migration laws which they feel make foreign workers too dependent on their Swedish employers.

Mo Yan to avoid politics at Nobel awards

Mo Yan to avoid politics at Nobel awards

China's Nobel literature winner Mo Yan heads to Sweden Wednesday to collect his award, but he walks a delicate line with the authorities and is likely to avoid mentioning in his speech jailed fellow laureate Liu Xiaobo.

Police warn drivers to stay off Swedish roads

Police warn drivers to stay off Swedish roads

Police urged drivers to refrain from unnecessary travel on Wednesday as delays continued to plague Stockholm's major airports after heavy snowfall shows no sign of abating.

Sweden Democrats surge in new voter poll

Sweden Democrats surge in new voter poll

Support for the Sweden Democrats has risen 2.5 percentage points to 7.9 percent according to a new poll published on Wednesday, despite the scandals that have plagued the party since mid-November.

Brussels plays rough with Swedish snus

Brussels plays rough with Swedish snus

Swedish moist snuff is once again under threat from a new EU directive, with a new generation of flavoured snus in particular at risk.

US healthcare giant buys Sweden’s Gambro

US healthcare giant buys Sweden’s Gambro

US healthcare giant Baxter International said Tuesday it would buy Gambro, a privately held Swedish dialysis products maker, for $4 billion.