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Archive for Wed, 15 Jul 2009

Migration Board bans 'racist' lawyer

An asylum lawyer and local politician from Skåne in southern Sweden has been blacklisted by the country's migration authorities following revelations about his personal blog on which he referred to Islam as a “psychosocial disease”.

'Sackey Wasky' whacks wallets of Swedish men

'Sackey Wasky' whacks wallets of Swedish men

A cunning internet con artist posing as a love-struck woman from Ghana has succeeded in defrauding a number of Swedish men of hundreds of thousands of kronor.

EU mulls visas for Canadian tourists

Speaking for the European Union presidency, Swedish migration minister Tobias Billström said on Wednesday that the EU supported requiring visas for Canadians travelling to the EU in response to Canada's decision to impose visa restrictions on Czech nationals.

Sharp fall in earnings for ball bearings giant

Swedish ball bearing manufacturing SKF on Wednesday reported a 77 percent drop in earnings for the second quarter, blaming weak sales and restructuring costs.

'EU Big Brother planning to watch you more closely'

'EU Big Brother planning to watch you more closely'

The European Union's wide-ranging Stockholm Programme risks further damaging citizens' hard earned privacy rights, argues Pirate Party member and long-time libertarian blogger Henrik Alexandersson.

Pandemic fears prompt new flu guidelines

Pandemic fears prompt new flu guidelines

Swedish health officials have revised their strategy for dealing with a swine flu pandemic, arguing that it is no longer realistic to focus resources on preventing a major outbreak that is becoming increasingly inevitable.

Rest home resident dies after swallowing false teeth

Health authorities in eastern Sweden have reported their own inaction to the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) after an 85-year-old man swallowed his false teeth and died.

Swedish ISP to appeal file sharing verdict

Swedish ISP to appeal file sharing verdict

Swedish broadband provider ePhone has said it will appeal a controversial court ruling obliging it to hand over information about its customers to five publishers looking into copyright violations.

EU's Stockholm Programme to 'bolster individual privacy rights'

As European Union ministers gather in Stockholm on Wednesday Swedish ministers Beatrice Ask and Tobias Billström explain the Stockholm Programme, which outlines the EU's efforts to promote cross-border cooperation in the areas of justice, home affairs, and migration over the next five years.

Swedish women plagued by 'video masturbator'

Police in Lund in southern Sweden are working to track down a man suspected of placing sexually harassing video calls to two women in the area.

Demand soars for Swedish solar panel subsidies

Demand soars for Swedish solar panel subsidies

Subsidies on offer to Swedes to help cover the cost of installing solar panels have proven more popular than government officials expected.

Bildt set to meet Karadzic lawyer

Sweden's foreign minister and former Balkans peace envoy Carl Bildt is set to meet the lawyer of Bosnian war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic next week in Brussels, the lawyer said Tuesday.