Government to seal lid on secret donations

Government to seal lid on secret donations

The Swedish government wants to protect the identities of political party donors, a proposal that left the opposition crying foul on Monday. Sweden remains one of few EU countries without total party-funding transparency.

Swedish union takes swipe at US lifestyle

Swedish union takes swipe at US lifestyle

Swedish blue-collar trade unionists have exported the Swedish Model to the glamourous backdrop of Los Angeles, at least in its latest advertising push to extol the virtues of Sweden's work-life balance.

93-year-old suspected of care-home killing

93-year-old suspected of care-home killing

An elderly man was arrested on Sunday on the suspicion of manslaughter after an 89-year-old was found dead at a care home in southern Sweden.

Sweden’s -40C freeze wreaks traffic havoc

Sweden’s -40C freeze wreaks traffic havoc

IMAGE GALLERY: Traffic authorities warned motorists to drive cautiously on Monday as temperatures sunk below -40C in northern Sweden. Snow blanketed the south where a train derailed in the morning.

Sweden Dem shown pub door ‘not discriminated’

Sweden Dem shown pub door ‘not discriminated’

After Stockholm bar staff threw out top Sweden Democrat Kent Ekeroth on the weekend, legal experts have debated whether political opinion is grounds for a discrimination case.

Jobless Zlatan to quit Sweden for German job

Jobless Zlatan to quit Sweden for German job

Swedish politicians of all hues have heaped praise on the German apprenticeship model. The Local's Patrick Reilly meets young Swedish jobseekers ready to head south for a salary, despite the language barrier.

Swedish military joy at officer-applicant surge

Swedish military joy at officer-applicant surge

More than twice as many Swedes applied for officer training in 2014 than last year, ending a long period of dwindling interest in the armed forces.

New review of threats to Sweden’s mosques

New review of threats to Sweden’s mosques

In the wake of several high-profile incidents, Muslim groups in Sweden plan to carry out a comprehensive survey of threats facing the country's mosques.

Severed elk head found in local recycling bin

Severed elk head found in local recycling bin

A woman who came across a trail of blood in the snow in western Sweden made a gruesome discovery at a local recycling station, finding the severed head of an elk among bags of old newspapers.

Unions shift stance on welfare sector profits

Unions shift stance on welfare sector profits

Sweden's powerful blue collar trade union group LO has scrapped its quest to regulate profits for businesses operating in the welfare sector, signaling instead that it's open to negotiating a solution.