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Today in Sweden: A round-up of the latest news

Emma Löfgren
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Today in Sweden: A round-up of the latest news

Find out what's going on in Sweden today with The Local's short round-up of the news in less than five minutes.


No national census in Sweden after all

Bids for a national census won't go ahead in Sweden. Proposals from the right-wing parties the Moderates and the Sweden Democrats to carry out a new population count were nipped in the bud by a majority on the parliament's taxation committee, which said the Tax Agency (Skatteverket) had already been granted all the resources it needed to improve the population register.

Swedish vocabulary: population register – folkbokföring

People walking in central Stockholm. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT


Sweden opens doors to local coronavirus guidelines

Sweden is set to tighten its coronavirus recommendations next week, making it possible for regional authorities to introduce additional local guidelines if needed. This came as the total case count passed 100,000 in the country, and as elderly care homes again reported a rise in infections.

Swedish vocabulary: elderly care home – äldreboende

The Swedish Public Health Agency's press conference on Tuesday. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT


Swedish tourism industry hit hard by pandemic

Tourism took a big hit this summer, despite hopes that more Swedes would opt for a holiday within Sweden due to international travel restrictions. The tourism industry made in total almost 33 billion kronor ($3.7 billion) less in June-August compared to the same period last year, according to industry organisation Visita. Revenue from foreign tourists fell 22.8 billion kronor, and revenue from Swedish tourists went down 10.1 billion kronor.

Swedish vocabulary: staycation – hemester/svemester

Tourists in Stockholm in September. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Sweden Democrat on trial over groping allegations

The trial of a Swedish member of the European Parliament, representing the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats, gets under way today. Peter Lundgren is accused of grabbing the breasts of a female party member, which he admitted last year but said he had apologised for. The woman did not report Lundgren herself and has refused to take part in the police investigation, writes Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

Swedish vocabulary: trial – rättegång

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