Stockholm set to become US clearance airport

Stockholm set to become US clearance airport

The Swedish government is looking into the possibility of making Stockholm's Arlanda a 'US preclearance' airport, simplifying travel between the two countries.

Ban on aiding beggars stopped after global fury

Ban on aiding beggars stopped after global fury

UPDATED: After Swedish and global criticism of Norway's plans for law designed to punish people who give money to homeless people, the country's opposition Centre Party decided not to back the proposal, meaning it will unlikely get passed over the border.

Genitals video set for Valentine’s relaunch

Genitals video set for Valentine’s relaunch

The English version of a Swedish children’s cartoon featuring dancing genitals that went viral last month, is on track for a Valentine’s Day release, its composer has told The Local.

‘All municipalities should take in refugees’

‘All municipalities should take in refugees’

UPDATED: Sweden’s integration minister Ylva Johansson is preparing a new law that would force all regions to take in asylum seekers. Meanwhile, opposition leader Anna Kinberg Batra has announced plans to strengthen income requirements for immigrants.

Vattenfall curbs losses despite tough market

Vattenfall curbs losses despite tough market

Swedish energy giant Vattenfall said on Thursday it has been able to cut its losses compared to last year. But its CEO predicts gloomy years ahead amidst tough market conditions.

Sweden’s Volvo announces 1000 job cuts

Sweden’s Volvo announces 1000 job cuts

Sweden's Volvo, the world's second-largest maker of trucks, reported a sharp fall in annual profits on Thursday and announced 1,000 redundancies in its construction equipment business which was hit by falling demand from China.

Melodifestivalen fever set to sweep across Sweden

Melodifestivalen fever set to sweep across Sweden

Get the popcorn ready and sound proof your homes – it’s that time of the year again. Melodifestivalen, Sweden’s six-week long road to Eurovision fame, kicks off on Saturday.

Swedish royal criticized for ‘just waving’

Swedish royal criticized for ‘just waving’

A Swedish media boss has hit out at Princess Madeleine of Sweden for not answering journalists' questions after she and her husband visited the town of Gävle this week.

What’s on in Sweden: February 5th – 12th

What’s on in Sweden: February 5th – 12th

First Aid Kit are on the road in Sweden while Linköping is getting a heavy dose of 1980s British-style stadium rock. Here's our pick of events happening around the country over the next seven days.