Immigration behind record population growth

Immigration behind record population growth

Sweden is growing faster than ever. Record high immigration has sent population figures soaring, according to Statistics Sweden (Statistiska Centralbyrån), with the country soon expected to have more men than women for the first time in history.

Mother ‘locked up adult daughters for decade’

Mother ‘locked up adult daughters for decade’

UPDATED: Swedish police have arrested a woman on suspicion of keeping her three adult daughters locked up amid media reports that they were confined for at least a decade.

‘Fifty Shades’ sex shop attacked in Stockholm

‘Fifty Shades’ sex shop attacked in Stockholm

Afrodites Apotek, a famous sex shop in on Stockholm's hipster island Södermalm has been targeted by anti-pornography campaigners complaining about the sale of Fifty Shades of Grey S&M merchandise in the store.

Swedes rally in bizarre handbag protest

Swedes rally in bizarre handbag protest

A Swedish town’s snub of a statue depicting a lady lashing out at a Nazi supporter with her purse has sparked a creative protest.

Sweden to help Norway with woman ‘terror’ case

Sweden to help Norway with woman ‘terror’ case

Police in Sweden are helping authorities in Norway who are investigating a young Norwegian woman who is understood to have been trained by an extremist group in Syria and could be plotting a terror attack.

Sweden ‘behind’ in passenger data sharing

Sweden ‘behind’ in passenger data sharing

Sweden is in the spotlight for failing to introduce a digital database to help airlines share passenger lists with police, despite EU regulations dating back to 2004, which call for the automatic transfer of customer information.

Swedish Isis fighters to have passports taken

Swedish Isis fighters to have passports taken

A new law to allow Swedish authorities to confiscate the passports of Swedes who are known to have fought alongside extremists in Syria or Iraq is being drafted by the government.

What’s on in Sweden: February 19th – 26th

What’s on in Sweden: February 19th – 26th

Stockholm is preparing to party like it's 1922, songwriters are streaming into Gothenburg and Umeå is feasting on folk music this week. Here's our pick of activities across the country over the next seven days.

Rare Nobel prize goes under the hammer

Rare Nobel prize goes under the hammer

Tired of being passed over for Sweden’s most prestigious prize? You can buy your own later this month when a Nobel award goes up for sale later this month, only the fifth time in history that a prize has been put forward for auction.

Sweden and Finland in joint military ‘war’ plan

Sweden and Finland in joint military ‘war’ plan

In the event of an attack, Sweden and Finland could go to war together. That is the extreme scenario made possible by a new defence cooperation agreement between the two countries.