According to some critics of the Almedalen political week the seminars and events are as whitewashed as many of Gotland's houses. Peter Vinthagen Simpson takes a look and wonders if something really is rotten in Visby.
Social Democrat Evin Cetin decided to pull a sartorial stunt to knock the air out of the Sweden Democrats' day at the political conference Almedalen. Wearing national costume, she declared she loved all Swedes, not just the blonde ones, making her "more Swedish" than the anti-immigration party.
The head of the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights (RFSL) has been threatened with lifetime imprisonment by a Pakistani court if the organization does not stop supporting the same-sex marriage involving a person of Pakistani origin.
A 26-year-old man has been sentenced to prison for his role in the unrest that plagued Husby and other Stockholm suburbs in May, making him the first person to be convicted in connection to the disturbances that sparked headlines across the globe.
Swedes are guzzling more than twelve gigabytes of data from mobile devices per year, making them the most data hungry across the Nordic region.
The Stockholm metro has often been referred to as an art museum in itself, with many of the stations featuring either themed designs, vibrant colours, or traditional paintings on the walls. The Local's Elodie Pradet lists the best ten in the city.
The government has secured backing from the Social Democrats on a reworked proposal for a new housing law extending the rights of tenant-owners to sublet their properties.
The Stockholm Visitors Board launched a new and interactive version of its official tourist website on Thursday, with the board promising users an even smoother and more colourful guide to getting around the Swedish capital.
As police continue to question a man being held overthe disappearance of a 20-year-old mother of two, divers have taken to the lakes and storm drains around Trollhättan, western Sweden, in the hopes of finding her.
A 19-year-old man has turned himself into police after he stabbed another man to death on the streets of central Stockholm last week.
Archaeologists are working to establish the age of Kalmar Castle in southern Sweden, which has long been accepted to have been built in the 1100s but could be significantly older, or younger.
Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt used part of his speech at the Almedalen political week to attack the Sweden Democrats (SD), underlining that the Moderates would not do business with them.
Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has underlined the importance that democratic principles and "constitutional order" be followed in Egypt following news that President Mohammed Morsi has been arrested and the army has seized power.