Sweden company boards show boost in women

Sweden company boards show boost in women

Almost 30 percent of board members on Swedish companies are expected to be women this year, a rise of around five percent. The increase comes ahead of a possible law change in 2016, as the coalition government seeks to ensure the figure rises to 40 percent.

Sweden opens first remote control air tower

Sweden opens first remote control air tower

The world's first remote air control tower has opened at Örnsköldsvik airport in northern Sweden, air traffic authorities have revealed.

Sweden hotels win Booking.com price row

Sweden hotels win Booking.com price row

UPDATED: Hotel reservation website Booking.com has agreed to allow hoteliers in Sweden to charge cheaper online prices elsewhere, following a long legal battle.

Neo-Nazis spread unrest at school Holocaust talk

Neo-Nazis spread unrest at school Holocaust talk

A group of neo-Nazis marched into a school and took pictures of the audience during a lecture by a Holocaust survivor in Varberg in southern Sweden.

Sweden’s Eriksson joins England foreigner row

Sweden’s Eriksson joins England foreigner row

Former England manager, Sweden's Sven-Göran Eriksson has said he supports proposals to limit the number of foreign players allowed to play for football teams in England, even if that means fewer Swedish stars joining the Premier League.

First Swedish spring strawberries at auction

First Swedish spring strawberries at auction

Sweden's annual strawberry crop contest has a winner, with Lars Jacobsen from Skåne in southern Sweden the first to produce the fresh fruits in 2015.

Sweden passport ranked most powerful in world

Sweden passport ranked most powerful in world

UPDATED: Having a Swedish passport in your pocket when you go abroad is more beneficial than having travel identification from any other country in the world, according to a new study.

‘Security Council needs Sweden’s soft power’

‘Security Council needs Sweden’s soft power’

Sweden is needed on the United Nations Security Council, but it should not forget its soft power values as it lobbies for a seat, Aleksander Gabelic, chairman of the UN Association of Sweden writes in this week's debate article.

Brits in Sweden face NHS access clampdown

Brits in Sweden face NHS access clampdown

UPDATED: British people living in Sweden and other EU countries could find themselves forced to take out private health insurance, due to a fresh clampdown on expats using the UK's National Health Service.

‘Sabotage’ sparks train chaos for commuters

‘Sabotage’ sparks train chaos for commuters

Swedish police were investigating suspected sabotage on Tuesday after more than ten thousand passengers were left stranded across Sweden amid train chaos on several lines. A signalling fault was behind some of the problems in the capital.

Swedish government split on embassy asylum

Swedish government split on embassy asylum

The devastating shipwreck disaster in the Mediterranean has put the question of allowing EU embassies to process asylum applications back on the table, as the UN upped the death toll to 800 in the latest tragedy. But the Swedish coalition government remains divided on the issue.