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Sunday 26th September

What do Sweden’s foreign residents think of government plans for extra paid leave for parents?

What do Sweden’s foreign residents think of government plans for extra paid leave for parents?

After Sweden's government proposed an extra week's paid leave for parents of young children, we asked our readers what you thought of the policy.

Saturday 25th September

KEY POINTS: How Sweden’s Covid-19 rules will change in September

KEY POINTS: How Sweden’s Covid-19 rules will change in September

UPDATED: Sweden will lift nearly all of its pandemic restrictions at the end of September, including both laws and recommendations. Here's a rundown of what they are, and which recommendations still remain in place.

Friday 24th September

Sweden removes its advice against overseas travel

Sweden removes its advice against overseas travel

Sweden's Foreign Ministry on Friday lifted its advice to avoid non-necessary travel, which has been in place since March last year. However, an entry ban still applies to travellers from most non-EU countries.

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
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Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Tuesday 21st September

Sweden’s ruling Social Democrats propose free school profit ban

Sweden’s ruling Social Democrats propose free school profit ban

The Social Democrat party's leadership committee has proposed banning free schools from making profits, indicating that it plans to campaign on the issue ahead of next year's election.

Is Sweden’s housing shortage on the way to getting solved?

Is Sweden’s housing shortage on the way to getting solved?

Sweden’s oil power plant starts up due to record-high electricity prices

Sweden’s oil power plant starts up due to record-high electricity prices

Sweden is still the second most innovative country in the world

Sweden is still the second most innovative country in the world

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
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Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Sunday 19th September

Can my boss force me to return to the office when Sweden scraps home-working recommendation?

Can my boss force me to return to the office when Sweden scraps home-working recommendation?

From September 29th, Sweden's national recommendation to work from home if possible will be lifted, along with most other pandemic restrictions. But can your boss force you back to the workplace?

Friday 17th September

Travellers from Europe to England face fewer Covid tests as UK eases border rules

Travellers from Europe to England face fewer Covid tests as UK eases border rules

Vaccinated travellers from Europe will no longer have to take pre-departure Covid-19 tests or expensive day 2 PCR tests when heading to England, after the UK announced a shake up of border rules on Friday.

Swedish stereotypes: The residents you’ll meet in Stockholm’s districts

Swedish stereotypes: The residents you’ll meet in Stockholm’s districts

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
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Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Wednesday 15th September

ANALYSIS: Is the Nordic swing to the left nothing but an illusion?

ANALYSIS: Is the Nordic swing to the left nothing but an illusion?

For the first time in decades, left-wing parties are set to be in power in all five Nordic countries after Norway's general election. But what does the left's success actually mean?

Swedish tech consultant jailed for spying for Russia

Swedish tech consultant jailed for spying for Russia

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
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Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

Q&A: Answers to your questions about Sweden’s latest travel rules
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Q&A: Answers to your questions about Sweden’s latest travel rules

Sunday 12th September

Swedish opposition leader pledges to hit gang criminals with terror laws

Swedish opposition leader pledges to hit gang criminals with terror laws

The leader of Sweden's centre-right opposition has called for the country to use its far-reaching terror legislation against gang criminals after what he described as "the bloodiest summer in Swedish history" when it came to gun violence.

Saturday 11th September

ABBA hits the UK top 10 for first time in 40 years

ABBA hits the UK top 10 for first time in 40 years

ABBA on Friday scored their first top 10 single in the UK for almost 40 years after thrilling fans with the announcement of a new album and a virtual concert.

Friday 10th September

What does Sweden’s re-opening mean for jobs and the economy?

What does Sweden’s re-opening mean for jobs and the economy?

As Sweden prepares for the hospitality and events industries to open up at the end of the month, some employers are struggling to hire the staff to ensure they can meet demand.

Swedish parents told they can’t name their baby Vladimir Putin

Swedish parents told they can’t name their baby Vladimir Putin

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
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Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Wednesday 8th September

Swedish word of the day: valfläsk

Swedish word of the day: valfläsk

This word has a very strange literal translation, but is useful if you want to discuss politics in Swedish.

Stockholm to roll out drop-in Covid vaccination slots across the region

Stockholm to roll out drop-in Covid vaccination slots across the region

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
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Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

Tuesday 7th September

Elton John can play to a crowd of 45,000 in Stockholm next month after Covid events restrictions lifted

Elton John can play to a crowd of 45,000 in Stockholm next month after Covid events restrictions lifted

A 45,000-person concert should be able to go ahead in October, after Stockholm authorities were putting pressure on the government to give a clear decision on events rules.

Sweden to lift more Covid-19 restrictions at end of September

Sweden to lift more Covid-19 restrictions at end of September

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
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Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Sweden arrests two women linked to Islamic State

Sweden arrests two women linked to Islamic State

Monday 6th September

Who is Magdalena Andersson, the woman likely to be Sweden’s next prime minister?
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Who is Magdalena Andersson, the woman likely to be Sweden’s next prime minister?

After Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven stepped down as party leader, the search is on for his replacement. Here's a look at the strong favourite for the role, and what needs to happen for her to become PM.

It didn’t take long for Abba to return to the UK singles chart

It didn’t take long for Abba to return to the UK singles chart

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
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Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Monday