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Volcano ash forces airspace shutdown

Volcano ash forces airspace shutdown

Most Swedish airspace is to be shut down from 6pm on Thursday as volcanic ash continues to drift eastward from Iceland, the Civil Aviation Authority, LFV, has said.

Passengers stranded as ash cloud nears

Passengers stranded as ash cloud nears

Cancelled departures have left Stockholm-Arlanda airport thronged with disappointed passengers after a cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland caused aviation authorities to shut down Swedish airspace.

Trains in demand after airspace shutdown

Swedish national rail operator SJ is trying to increase seats on its trains as demand rockets following a decision to close almost all of Sweden's airspace from 6pm on Thursday as a cloud of volcanic ash spreads across Scandinavia.

TeliaSonera in Georgian tax dispute

Swedish-Finnish telecom firm Telia Sonera has landed in a tax battle in Georgia after its Geocell subsidiary was served with a 450 million kronor ($63 million) penalty by local tax authorities.

Opposition strikes back over spring budget

Opposition strikes back over spring budget

The left-green opposition has criticised the spring fiscal policy proposal represented by the government on Thursday, calling for more money for new jobs and a shoring up of municipal finances.

Swedish school scolded for prayer readings

A school in Karesuando in northern Sweden has been criticised by the National Agency for Education (Skolverket) for holding prayer and psalm readings during classes after children from a conservative Lutheran offshoot joined the school.

Swedish population to top 10 million in 2021

Sweden's population increased by 84,000 people in 2009 and is set to grow by 600,000 over the next ten years, passing the 10 million mark in 2021, according to a new forecast from Statistics Sweden (SCB).

What's On in Sweden: April 16th - 22nd

What's On in Sweden: April 16th - 22nd

What's on in Sweden: New Young Pony Club (pictured) in Stockholm, Muslim comedy in Gothenburg and African poverty in Malmö.

Borg cuts GDP forecast in spring budget

Borg cuts GDP forecast in spring budget

Sweden's finance minister Anders Borg presented the spring fiscal policy proposal on Thursday and announced a cut in the GDP growth forecast to 2.5 percent in 2010, 3.9 percent in 2011 and 3.5 percent in 2012.

Toddler dies after driveway accident

A 15-month-old baby boy has died after he was knocked down on Monday by a reversing car at a farm near Gnesta, south of Stockholm.

Royal court releases wedding details

Royal court releases wedding details

The launch of a new web page with details of the royal marriage of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling on June 19th has caused a stir of interest in Sweden.