Sweden could be lifted from EU refugee duties

Sweden could be lifted from EU refugee duties

Sweden could be excluded from a controversial EU refugee relocation scheme as the country battles to cope with the strain of processing record numbers of asylum seekers.

Sweden holds fire on rates as economy grows

Sweden holds fire on rates as economy grows

Sweden's central bank said on Tuesday it would not rule out cutting its key interest rate further while predicting the country's record intake of asylum seekers was set to give the economy a boost.

Danish PM slams new Swedish border checks

Danish PM slams new Swedish border checks

Sweden's decision to impose controls at the border to Denmark has been criticized by the Danish prime minister, arguing that it will undo years of expensive marketing for the cross-border region.

Who could be this cruel to a baby animal?

Who could be this cruel to a baby animal?

A baby goat missing from an animal park in west Sweden has been found. But zoo keepers say the kid was so badly injured in a violent sex attack that they had to ask vets to put it down.

Sold: Sweden’s most expensive apartment

Sold: Sweden’s most expensive apartment

What do you do if you need more space and you've got 104.5 million kronor ($12.4m) burning a hole in your pocket? You snap up Sweden's most expensive apartment in history.

Are these Stockholm’s best festive decorations?

Are these Stockholm’s best festive decorations?

Every second year, Pehr and Richard Hante spend over eight weeks decorating their three room apartment for Christmas, taking the definition of festive to new levels.

From Aleppo to Uppsala to Lund: one scholar’s story

From Aleppo to Uppsala to Lund: one scholar’s story

IN MY VOICE: NFGL member Mohammad Bilal Attar retells his unlikely journey from war-torn Syria to graduate studies in Sweden and how exploring sustainability helped him link local NFGL networks in two of Sweden's historic university towns.

Uzbek shooter jailed in Swedish murder plot trial

Uzbek shooter jailed in Swedish murder plot trial

A Swedish court has sentenced an Uzbek man to 18 years in prison for the attempted murder of one of his fellow nationals, a Muslim cleric dissident, in northern Sweden in 2012.

SAS pulls summer flights out of Gothenburg

SAS pulls summer flights out of Gothenburg

Scandinavia's biggest airline is scrapping routes from west Sweden to a number of European cities next summer.

Swedish PM ‘confident’ of refugee opportunities

Swedish PM ‘confident’ of refugee opportunities

Stefan Löfven has told Swedish media he believes the refugee crisis in Sweden is stabilising and said he has high hopes that those granted asylum will have the "best opportunity" to start a new life.

‘Happiness is more important than grades’

‘Happiness is more important than grades’

It's important to gain new knowledge, but Swedish school pupils are judged too much on their grades, argues a father who's written a heartfelt letter to teenagers taking exams this Christmas.

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Jan. 15: Varieties of Democracy data release event (Gothenburg)