Minister slams ID checks based on skin colour

Minister slams ID checks based on skin colour

Sweden's integration minister, Erik Ullenhag, has slammed as "unacceptable" reports that police in Stockholm are stopping people based on the colour of their skin and forcing them to show their IDs.

Five best Swedish Oscar moments revealed

Five best Swedish Oscar moments revealed

While Sweden may be more known for its music scene, it's also had its 15 minutes of fame for feats on the silver screen. With the Academy Awards approaching, The Local takes a look back at Sweden's top five Oscar moments.

‘The royal court is embarrassing itself’

‘The royal court is embarrassing itself’

Swedish artist Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin has said the royals are making a spectacle of themselves by not letting go of their critique of a satirical montage that portrayed Queen Silvia kneeling by a swastika.

‘Undocumented migrants are not the problem’

‘Undocumented migrants are not the problem’

Hunting down undocumented immigrants like animals is immoral and a waste of police resources, argues socialist weekly Arbetaren’s editor-in-chief Daniel Wiklander, who would like the Swedish companies who exploit vulnerable foreign-born workers to be held responsible.

‘We’re love refugees too – but not the usual kind’

‘We’re love refugees too – but not the usual kind’

After his son started a family in a small village in central Sweden, Scotsman Tom Smith ditched his dreams of retirement in France and instead followed his family to Nannberga, where he teaches Swedes the intricacies of making stained glass.

Lecturer suspended over racist Muhammad email

Lecturer suspended over racist Muhammad email

A local politician who also lectures at a university in central Sweden has been forced to leave his post after sending a new student a racist email lampooning him as being "Muhammad from Mecca".

Five guilty of hazing at elite Swedish school

Five guilty of hazing at elite Swedish school

A Swedish court on Friday convicted five young men for assaulting a younger student in a high-profile hazing case that took place at the same prestigious Swedish boarding school once attended by King Carl XVI Gustaf.

Saudis second largest Swedish arms buyers

Saudis second largest Swedish arms buyers

India and Saudi Arabia were the Swedish weapons industry's top clients in 2012, a year which nevertheless saw Sweden's arms exports drop 30 percent from the year before.

‘Whistleblowers should know where to turn’

‘Whistleblowers should know where to turn’

Sweden's State Auditor (Riksrevisionen) has published a scathing criticism of the government, arguing it lacks proper overview of efforts to tackle corruption in Sweden.

Second ‘infidelity check’ attack ruled to be sexual

Second ‘infidelity check’ attack ruled to be sexual

A man who violated his girlfriend's private parts in an "infidelity check" was convicted of sex crimes by a court in southern Sweden, only four days after another man in Stockholm was cleared of rape charges in a similar case.

EU sues Sweden over environmental ‘inaction’

EU sues Sweden over environmental ‘inaction’

The EU is dragging Sweden to court for repeatedly ignoring a 2007 order to license industrial sites, as the union also prepares to take Greece and the UK to task for environment-related policy lags.