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EU prosecutor proposal 'too risky': minister

EU prosecutor proposal 'too risky': minister

The Swedish government has rejected a European Commission proposal to set up a European Public Prosecutor's Office, with Justice Minister Beatrice Ask calling the plan to prevent fraudsters avoiding prosecution by fleeing to another EU country risky.

Killer princesses invade Stockholm streets

Killer princesses invade Stockholm streets

Graffiti paintings of Disney's fairytale princesses brandishing guns and knives have been mysteriously appearing on walls around Stockholm, garnering global attention after photos went viral on Facebook. The man behind them is a Swedish Street Artist known only as “Herr Nilsson”.

Bacteria leaves Malmö awash with bathing bans

Bacteria leaves Malmö awash with bathing bans

Beach bums in Malmö have been left out to dry after high levels of bacteria caused the city to impose bathing bans at two of its popular swimming spots.

Woman's blood found in missing mum of two case

Swedish police have confirmed that the blood samples found in an apartment and stairwell in a building in Trollhättan in late June belong to a 23-year-old missing mother of two.

Weak European demand hits Electrolux profits

Weak European demand hits Electrolux profits

Swedish home appliance maker Electrolux reported a fall in second quarter profits in the second quarter on Friday, citing difficulties in European markets.

TV-fee body uses tough tactics on foreigners

TV-fee body uses tough tactics on foreigners

Allegations of aggressive techniques used by TV-fee collection staff on foreigners in Sweden are on the rise. Meanwhile, the targeting of PC, tablet and smartphone owners to cough up the licence fee cannot continue, argues Moderate Party MP Lars Beckman.

The lowdown on H&M's designer deals

The lowdown on H&M's designer deals

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz has seen brand awareness soar in recent years with its one-off offerings of designer clobber. The Local's Victoria Hussey delves into the brand's past partnerships and what the future holds for its cheap and chic collaborations.

Climate change threatens Swedish water cost hike

Climate change threatens Swedish water cost hike

Sweden could see the costs of tap water rise in the future, said Rural Affairs Minister Eskil Erlandsson, as the government investigates how to secure a plentiful flow under the threat of climate change.

Swedish defence firm Saab reports profits fall

Swedish defence firm Saab reports profits fall

Swedish defence firm Saab has reported a dramatic decline in profit, posting a net profit of 11 million kronor ($1.66 million) in the second quarter, down from 732 million in the corresponding period of 2012.

Swedish experts warn of new global bird flu virus

Swedish experts warn of new global bird flu virus

Swedish experts have warned that a newly discovered flu virus in China shows worrying signs that it could spread around the world this autumn.

Williams claims Swedish Open last eight spot

Williams claims Swedish Open last eight spot

World number one Serena Williams survived a late second set hiccup to move into the quarter-finals of the Swedish Open with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Georgia's Anna Tatishvili.