‘Stupid’ to keep sick pay rule: Christian Democrats

‘Stupid’ to keep sick pay rule: Christian Democrats

The Swedish government is split over whether to reform a rule requiring businesses to cover the first two weeks of sick leave pay for employees.

Wanted berry trader arrested in Thailand

Wanted berry trader arrested in Thailand

Ari Hallikainen, the Swede who left 149 Thai berry pickers stranded after emptying his firm Lomsjö Bär of cash and fleeing the country, has been arrested in Thailand.

Royal first birthday for Princess Estelle

Royal first birthday for Princess Estelle

Sweden's youngest princess and heir to the throne celebrated her first birthday on Saturday, but the party will be a private affair.

Drug seizures down as customs staff slack off

Drug seizures down as customs staff slack off

Customs officers in Skåne, south Sweden, are deliberately slowing down their work in protest against a shrinking workforce, leading to a drop in drug seizures as fewer cars are stopped.

Eritreans in Sweden targeted for extortion

Eritreans in Sweden targeted for extortion

Two men and one woman have been arrested in Stockholm on suspicion of blackmail and conspiring to commit murder in a case believed to be connected to the Eritrean regime's systematic oppression of Eritreans living in exile.