Sweden’s Social Democrats propose limiting work permits to jobs with skills shortages

Sweden’s Social Democrats propose limiting work permits to jobs with skills shortages

The leadership committee of Sweden's Social Democrats has proposed tightening the rules around work permits, so they are only given to immigrants from outside the EU if they have skills or professions that are in short supply.

EXPLAINED: What does Sweden’s budget mean for international residents?
FOR MEMBERS

EXPLAINED: What does Sweden’s budget mean for international residents?

What’s the political reaction to Sweden’s 2022 budget?

What’s the political reaction to Sweden’s 2022 budget?

Swedish government announces 2022 budget ‘to take Sweden forward’

Swedish government announces 2022 budget ‘to take Sweden forward’

ANALYSIS: What are Magdalena Andersson’s plans for Sweden as prime minister?
FOR MEMBERS

ANALYSIS: What are Magdalena Andersson’s plans for Sweden as prime minister?

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

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

Tense political season ahead as Swedish lawmakers return to parliament

Tense political season ahead as Swedish lawmakers return to parliament

What are Sweden’s church elections and how do they work?
FOR MEMBERS

What are Sweden’s church elections and how do they work?

Swedish opposition leader pledges to hit gang criminals with terror laws

Swedish opposition leader pledges to hit gang criminals with terror laws

Five factors that will shape your life in Europe in the 2020s
PARTNER CONTENT

Five factors that will shape your life in Europe in the 2020s

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

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

What you need to know about the Swedish government’s proposals to cut tax for 7.5 million people

What you need to know about the Swedish government’s proposals to cut tax for 7.5 million people

ANALYSIS: What’s next for Sweden after Löfven’s sudden exit?
FOR MEMBERS

ANALYSIS: What’s next for Sweden after Löfven’s sudden exit?

OPINION: Is the Swedish administrative system still fit for purpose when lives are at stake?

OPINION: Is the Swedish administrative system still fit for purpose when lives are at stake?

ANALYSIS: Why has Sweden never had a female Prime Minister?
FOR MEMBERS

ANALYSIS: Why has Sweden never had a female Prime Minister?

THE KEY PLAYERS: Who’s who in Swedish politics?
FOR MEMBERS

THE KEY PLAYERS: Who’s who in Swedish politics?

UPDATE: Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to resign

UPDATE: Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to resign

What does Sweden’s new migration law mean for residence permit-holders?
FOR MEMBERS

What does Sweden’s new migration law mean for residence permit-holders?

Sweden’s migration rules tightened as new law comes into force

Sweden’s migration rules tightened as new law comes into force

Swedish government withdraws bid to scrap rent controls on newbuilds

Swedish government withdraws bid to scrap rent controls on newbuilds

Meet the 22 ministers in Stefan Löfven’s new (ish) government
FOR MEMBERS

Meet the 22 ministers in Stefan Löfven’s new (ish) government

OPINION: Why can’t foreign media see past Sweden’s far-right?

OPINION: Why can’t foreign media see past Sweden’s far-right?

Sweden’s Stefan Löfven voted back in as Prime Minister

Sweden’s Stefan Löfven voted back in as Prime Minister

Swedish politics: Why Stefan Löfven is set to return as PM two weeks after being voted out
FOR MEMBERS

Swedish politics: Why Stefan Löfven is set to return as PM two weeks after being voted out

Swedish parliament to vote on Stefan Löfven as prime minister

Swedish parliament to vote on Stefan Löfven as prime minister

Why the next vote on a Swedish PM will have such thin margins
FOR MEMBERS

Why the next vote on a Swedish PM will have such thin margins

Stefan Löfven faces deadline to form viable government coalition

Stefan Löfven faces deadline to form viable government coalition

Five political crises in Sweden’s history and how they were resolved
FOR MEMBERS

Five political crises in Sweden’s history and how they were resolved

Four scenarios: Who is most likely to be Sweden’s next Prime Minister?
FOR MEMBERS

Four scenarios: Who is most likely to be Sweden’s next Prime Minister?

Sweden’s Stefan Löfven given chance to form a government after opposition leader abandons bid

Sweden’s Stefan Löfven given chance to form a government after opposition leader abandons bid

How does a transitional government work in Sweden? 

How does a transitional government work in Sweden? 

Swedish opposition leader Ulf Kristersson tasked with trying to form a government

Swedish opposition leader Ulf Kristersson tasked with trying to form a government

Sweden’s political crisis: Your questions answered
FOR MEMBERS

Sweden’s political crisis: Your questions answered

Swedish word of the day: talmansrunda

Swedish word of the day: talmansrunda

Swedish PM resigns: What happens now?
FOR MEMBERS

Swedish PM resigns: What happens now?

Swedish prime minister resigns to trigger search for new government

Swedish prime minister resigns to trigger search for new government

Snap election or new PM? Decision day for Sweden’s Stefan Löfven
FOR MEMBERS

Snap election or new PM? Decision day for Sweden’s Stefan Löfven

Swedish vocabulary: How to talk about the political crisis like a Swede
FOR MEMBERS

Swedish vocabulary: How to talk about the political crisis like a Swede

How Stefan Löfven lost his hold on the Swedish parliament
FOR MEMBERS

How Stefan Löfven lost his hold on the Swedish parliament

How would a snap election work in Sweden?

How would a snap election work in Sweden?

TIMELINE: The key events that led to the Swedish government’s collapse
FOR MEMBERS

TIMELINE: The key events that led to the Swedish government’s collapse

Sweden’s Centre Party drops market rent demand: What does this mean for the government?

Sweden’s Centre Party drops market rent demand: What does this mean for the government?

Your views: How Sweden’s foreign residents see the current political crisis
FOR MEMBERS

Your views: How Sweden’s foreign residents see the current political crisis

Sweden’s government passes controversial new migration law – but how long will it last?

Sweden’s government passes controversial new migration law – but how long will it last?

June deal? Sweden’s government in cross-party talks to find a new majority
FOR MEMBERS

June deal? Sweden’s government in cross-party talks to find a new majority

Swedish poll shows gains for the Left Party after toppling government

Swedish poll shows gains for the Left Party after toppling government

How do rent controls work in Sweden and why did this issue bring down the government?
FOR MEMBERS

How do rent controls work in Sweden and why did this issue bring down the government?

Who’s who: The key players in Sweden’s political crisis
FOR MEMBERS

Who’s who: The key players in Sweden’s political crisis

ANALYSIS: What could Sweden’s next government look like?
FOR MEMBERS

ANALYSIS: What could Sweden’s next government look like?

Swedish government collapse: So what happens now?
FOR MEMBERS

Swedish government collapse: So what happens now?

OPINION: Has Sweden’s prime minister paid the price for his passivity?
FOR MEMBERS

OPINION: Has Sweden’s prime minister paid the price for his passivity?

Sweden’s government collapses as prime minister loses no-confidence vote

Sweden’s government collapses as prime minister loses no-confidence vote

Sweden’s government faces no-confidence vote over rental laws

Sweden’s government faces no-confidence vote over rental laws

ANALYSIS: What the threat of a snap election means for Swedish politics
FOR MEMBERS

ANALYSIS: What the threat of a snap election means for Swedish politics

EXPLAINED: What do proposed changes to Sweden’s rental laws mean for tenants?
FOR MEMBERS

EXPLAINED: What do proposed changes to Sweden’s rental laws mean for tenants?

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven ‘would lose confidence vote’

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven ‘would lose confidence vote’

Violence against women: A look at the Swedish government’s 40-point plan
FOR MEMBERS

Violence against women: A look at the Swedish government’s 40-point plan

Sweden’s Left Party gives government 48 hours to scrap market rent bid or face no-confidence threat

Sweden’s Left Party gives government 48 hours to scrap market rent bid or face no-confidence threat

‘The party is in big trouble’: How Swedes would vote if an election were held today
FOR MEMBERS

‘The party is in big trouble’: How Swedes would vote if an election were held today

What you need to know about the ‘biggest reform of the Swedish labour market in modern times’
FOR MEMBERS

What you need to know about the ‘biggest reform of the Swedish labour market in modern times’

How Sweden could bring in tougher sentences for sex offenders

How Sweden could bring in tougher sentences for sex offenders

What Britons in Europe need to know about the UK government’s ‘votes for life’ pledge

What Britons in Europe need to know about the UK government’s ‘votes for life’ pledge

What’s at stake in Sweden’s Sami elections?
FOR MEMBERS

What’s at stake in Sweden’s Sami elections?

Jimmie Åkesson interview: ‘If you don’t want to be part of Sweden, then you cannot live here’
FOR MEMBERS

Jimmie Åkesson interview: ‘If you don’t want to be part of Sweden, then you cannot live here’

‘Sweden will get much tougher on immigration’: Sweden Democrat leader on end of pariah status

‘Sweden will get much tougher on immigration’: Sweden Democrat leader on end of pariah status

Five key points: The joint migration policy proposal from Sweden’s opposition
FOR MEMBERS

Five key points: The joint migration policy proposal from Sweden’s opposition

EXPLAINED: What can the parliament’s inquiry tell us about Sweden’s coronavirus strategy?
FOR MEMBERS

EXPLAINED: What can the parliament’s inquiry tell us about Sweden’s coronavirus strategy?

EXPLAINED: What Sweden’s 2021 spring budget means for you
FOR MEMBERS

EXPLAINED: What Sweden’s 2021 spring budget means for you

Sweden’s spring budget: 45 billion kronor cash boost for healthcare, jobs and more

Sweden’s spring budget: 45 billion kronor cash boost for healthcare, jobs and more

Here are the latest economic forecasts from the Swedish government

Here are the latest economic forecasts from the Swedish government

Swedish government pushes ahead with new migration bill

Swedish government pushes ahead with new migration bill

ANALYSIS: Has the far-right become normalised in Sweden?
FOR MEMBERS

ANALYSIS: Has the far-right become normalised in Sweden?

Swedish budget: Billion-kronor bid to boost healthcare in wake of pandemic

Swedish budget: Billion-kronor bid to boost healthcare in wake of pandemic

Working with the far-right? What a watershed vote means for Swedish politics
FOR MEMBERS

Working with the far-right? What a watershed vote means for Swedish politics

EXPLAINED: What does the Liberals’ switching of sides mean for Sweden’s next election?
FOR MEMBERS

EXPLAINED: What does the Liberals’ switching of sides mean for Sweden’s next election?

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about Sweden’s new foreign policy declaration
FOR MEMBERS

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about Sweden’s new foreign policy declaration

EXPLAINED: Sweden’s new work permit proposals and what they mean for you
FOR MEMBERS

EXPLAINED: Sweden’s new work permit proposals and what they mean for you

How have people reacted to Sweden’s new work permit proposals?
FOR MEMBERS

How have people reacted to Sweden’s new work permit proposals?

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven reshuffles government

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven reshuffles government

Sweden’s opposition leader wants to raise salary threshold for work permit applicants

Sweden’s opposition leader wants to raise salary threshold for work permit applicants

Swedish opposition leader: ‘Why I’m prepared to work with the Sweden Democrats’

Swedish opposition leader: ‘Why I’m prepared to work with the Sweden Democrats’

Swedish language tests for citizenship: Here’s what we know about the proposal so far
FOR MEMBERS

Swedish language tests for citizenship: Here’s what we know about the proposal so far

These are the key talking points from Sweden’s first party leader debate of 2021

These are the key talking points from Sweden’s first party leader debate of 2021

Sweden proposes language requirement for would-be citizens

Sweden proposes language requirement for would-be citizens

Swedish parliament gives green light to new pandemic law

Swedish parliament gives green light to new pandemic law

Why a Swedish official’s trip to the Canary Islands has caused such an outcry

Why a Swedish official’s trip to the Canary Islands has caused such an outcry

Public confidence in Swedish authorities plummets after officials’ holidays and Christmas shopping trips

Public confidence in Swedish authorities plummets after officials’ holidays and Christmas shopping trips

ANALYSIS: Will anyone resign over Sweden’s coronavirus strategy?

ANALYSIS: Will anyone resign over Sweden’s coronavirus strategy?

Sweden’s finance minister lands international gig

Sweden’s finance minister lands international gig

Here’s how Swedes would vote if an election were held today

Here’s how Swedes would vote if an election were held today

ANALYSIS: Why do Swedish politicians hold back in their criticism of the US?

ANALYSIS: Why do Swedish politicians hold back in their criticism of the US?

Want permanent residence? Learn Swedish first, new report proposes

Want permanent residence? Learn Swedish first, new report proposes

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about the proposals to change Swedish migration law
FOR MEMBERS

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about the proposals to change Swedish migration law

Swedish committee presents proposals for new migration laws

Swedish committee presents proposals for new migration laws

Explained: What we know and don’t know about Sweden’s 2021 budget

Explained: What we know and don’t know about Sweden’s 2021 budget

Migration proposal: Make Sweden’s temporary law permanent

Migration proposal: Make Sweden’s temporary law permanent

These are the next steps for Sweden’s future migration laws
FOR MEMBERS

These are the next steps for Sweden’s future migration laws

Explained: What does the breakdown in Sweden’s migration policy talks mean?
FOR MEMBERS

Explained: What does the breakdown in Sweden’s migration policy talks mean?

Swedish parliament’s migration talks collapse

Swedish parliament’s migration talks collapse

Explained: Why an overhaul of Sweden’s migration laws could spark a government crisis
FOR MEMBERS

Explained: Why an overhaul of Sweden’s migration laws could spark a government crisis

Swedish commission to review coronavirus response before next election

Swedish commission to review coronavirus response before next election

Coronavirus debate: Is the political peace now over in Sweden?

Coronavirus debate: Is the political peace now over in Sweden?

Who would Swedes vote for if an election were held today?

Who would Swedes vote for if an election were held today?

Swedish lawmakers hand government extra powers to fight coronavirus

Swedish lawmakers hand government extra powers to fight coronavirus

What Sweden’s coronavirus crisis law means (and doesn’t mean)

What Sweden’s coronavirus crisis law means (and doesn’t mean)

Swedish government seeks extra coronavirus powers ‘to be able to act quickly’

Swedish government seeks extra coronavirus powers ‘to be able to act quickly’

Explained: What you need to know about the Swedish government’s work permit proposals
FOR MEMBERS

Explained: What you need to know about the Swedish government’s work permit proposals

Swedish government reveals plans to overhaul work permit system

Swedish government reveals plans to overhaul work permit system

First meeting between Sweden Democrats and Moderate Party leaders

First meeting between Sweden Democrats and Moderate Party leaders

Far-right Sweden Democrats reach record high in opinion polls

Far-right Sweden Democrats reach record high in opinion polls

Swedish parliament passes controversial budget bill for 2020

Swedish parliament passes controversial budget bill for 2020

Jews and Muslims in Sweden outraged over call to ban male circumcision

Jews and Muslims in Sweden outraged over call to ban male circumcision

Government shake-up: Here are Sweden’s two new ministers

Government shake-up: Here are Sweden’s two new ministers

Sweden gets three new ministers in government reshuffle

Sweden gets three new ministers in government reshuffle

Cash boost: 850,000 people in Sweden are in line for a tax cut
FOR MEMBERS

Cash boost: 850,000 people in Sweden are in line for a tax cut

Brits in Sweden call for government clarification over Brexit

Brits in Sweden call for government clarification over Brexit

Here’s how Sweden’s public transport tickets could be changing
FOR MEMBERS

Here’s how Sweden’s public transport tickets could be changing

Former Swedish minister charged with sexual molestation

Former Swedish minister charged with sexual molestation

Opinion: Every country needs an Almedalen Week

Opinion: Every country needs an Almedalen Week

Almedalen: Sweden’s annual politics extravaganza kicks off on Gotland

Almedalen: Sweden’s annual politics extravaganza kicks off on Gotland

New survey: Here’s how Swedes would vote if an election were held today

New survey: Here’s how Swedes would vote if an election were held today

Here’s what Sweden talked about ahead of the EU elections
FOR MEMBERS

Here’s what Sweden talked about ahead of the EU elections

Revealed: How much Sweden’s political parties have spent on EU election campaigning

Revealed: How much Sweden’s political parties have spent on EU election campaigning

Politics recap: What you need to know about the party leader debate in Sweden
FOR MEMBERS

Politics recap: What you need to know about the party leader debate in Sweden

Foreigners in Sweden: How to vote in the EU election

Foreigners in Sweden: How to vote in the EU election

What Sweden’s new budget means for internationals
FOR MEMBERS

What Sweden’s new budget means for internationals

Brexit, US and housing may weaken Sweden’s economic growth: report

Brexit, US and housing may weaken Sweden’s economic growth: report

How did the re-election change (or not) the political map of Falun?

How did the re-election change (or not) the political map of Falun?

Why Falun is the political centre of Sweden this week

Why Falun is the political centre of Sweden this week

We ‘kept out’ right-wing extremism with election outcome: Swedish PM

We ‘kept out’ right-wing extremism with election outcome: Swedish PM

Alcohol monopoly Systembolaget is Sweden’s most trusted institution: public confidence survey

Alcohol monopoly Systembolaget is Sweden’s most trusted institution: public confidence survey

Sweden moves to tighten anti-terror laws: five key things to know

Sweden moves to tighten anti-terror laws: five key things to know

Sweden-Hungary relations turn frosty as diplomatic row escalates

Sweden-Hungary relations turn frosty as diplomatic row escalates

Swedish town to hold re-election after postal mix-up

Swedish town to hold re-election after postal mix-up

Left-wingers start ‘internal opposition’ within Sweden’s ruling Social Democrats

Left-wingers start ‘internal opposition’ within Sweden’s ruling Social Democrats

First party leader debate reveals Sweden’s new divisions

First party leader debate reveals Sweden’s new divisions

How Sweden’s government deal has hit the popularity of political parties
FOR MEMBERS

How Sweden’s government deal has hit the popularity of political parties

Stefan Löfven welcomes start of ‘historic’ era in Swedish politics

Stefan Löfven welcomes start of ‘historic’ era in Swedish politics

Who’s who in Sweden’s new government?
FOR MEMBERS

Who’s who in Sweden’s new government?

Stefan Löfven’s new cabinet: Who’s in and who’s out?

Stefan Löfven’s new cabinet: Who’s in and who’s out?

How did Stefan Löfven secure a second term as PM against all odds?

How did Stefan Löfven secure a second term as PM against all odds?

Stefan Löfven voted back in as Swedish prime minister

Stefan Löfven voted back in as Swedish prime minister

Stefan Löfven expected to be voted back in as Swedish prime minister

Stefan Löfven expected to be voted back in as Swedish prime minister

Politics Q&A: What happens now and how did Sweden get here?
FOR MEMBERS

Politics Q&A: What happens now and how did Sweden get here?

BLOG: Stefan Löfven set to be Swedish PM again after Left Party gives go-ahead

BLOG: Stefan Löfven set to be Swedish PM again after Left Party gives go-ahead

Swedes mostly negative towards proposed government deal: survey

Swedes mostly negative towards proposed government deal: survey

Brits in Sweden ‘could stay for one year’ in event of no-deal Brexit

Brits in Sweden ‘could stay for one year’ in event of no-deal Brexit

Swedish prime minister vote postponed – and here’s why

Swedish prime minister vote postponed – and here’s why

What does Sweden’s government deal mean for internationals?
FOR MEMBERS

What does Sweden’s government deal mean for internationals?

Sweden’s Left Party ‘not ready’ to support new government deal

Sweden’s Left Party ‘not ready’ to support new government deal

Stefan Löfven defends deal with Sweden’s centre-liberal parties

Stefan Löfven defends deal with Sweden’s centre-liberal parties

Crucial week ahead as Sweden edges closer to a new government

Crucial week ahead as Sweden edges closer to a new government

With Liberals on board, formation of new Swedish government lies in hands of Left

With Liberals on board, formation of new Swedish government lies in hands of Left

Green Party approves new Swedish government agreement

Green Party approves new Swedish government agreement

ANALYSIS: Löfven’s return as Swedish PM carries ‘high price’ for all

ANALYSIS: Löfven’s return as Swedish PM carries ‘high price’ for all

Swedish parties strike deal to end political deadlock

Swedish parties strike deal to end political deadlock

Swedish snap election could be held on April 7th

Swedish snap election could be held on April 7th

Who will be Sweden’s next prime minister? Rivals make their final pitch

Who will be Sweden’s next prime minister? Rivals make their final pitch

Sweden ‘world’s third most democratic country’

Sweden ‘world’s third most democratic country’

Will Sweden finally get a new government this month?

Will Sweden finally get a new government this month?

Santa won’t bring Sweden a new government for Christmas

Santa won’t bring Sweden a new government for Christmas

Sweden prepares for next step in government talks

Sweden prepares for next step in government talks

Stefan Löfven defeated in parliamentary vote

Stefan Löfven defeated in parliamentary vote

Swedish parliament votes through centre-right budget

Swedish parliament votes through centre-right budget

Swedish parliament prepares for crucial budget vote

Swedish parliament prepares for crucial budget vote

Centre-left leader Stefan Löfven to face parliamentary vote as PM

Centre-left leader Stefan Löfven to face parliamentary vote as PM

What’s the next step in Sweden’s government-forming process?

What’s the next step in Sweden’s government-forming process?

Stefan Löfven given more time to try to form a government

Stefan Löfven given more time to try to form a government

Sweden’s king cancels planned trip to China

Sweden’s king cancels planned trip to China

Sweden’s Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven to be proposed as PM

Sweden’s Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven to be proposed as PM

Timeline: Everything that’s happened in Swedish politics since the elections

Timeline: Everything that’s happened in Swedish politics since the elections

Sweden’s Centre Party leader abandons bid to break political deadlock

Sweden’s Centre Party leader abandons bid to break political deadlock

Could Centre Party leader Annie Lööf get Sweden a government?

Could Centre Party leader Annie Lööf get Sweden a government?

Swedish search for a prime minister continues amid budget debate

Swedish search for a prime minister continues amid budget debate

Who’s running the country? Your questions about the Swedish election
FOR MEMBERS

Who’s running the country? Your questions about the Swedish election

Swedish parliament rejects centre-right PM candidate Ulf Kristersson

Swedish parliament rejects centre-right PM candidate Ulf Kristersson

Centre-right PM candidate faces likely defeat in Swedish parliamentary vote

Centre-right PM candidate faces likely defeat in Swedish parliamentary vote

Swedish conservative leader to face prime minister vote with minority coalition

Swedish conservative leader to face prime minister vote with minority coalition

Snap election would cost Sweden millions of kronor

Snap election would cost Sweden millions of kronor

Sweden told to step up its game to fight international smear campaign

Sweden told to step up its game to fight international smear campaign

Sweden’s party leaders meet for group talks in bid to break deadlock

Sweden’s party leaders meet for group talks in bid to break deadlock

What next for Sweden amid record-long government talks?

What next for Sweden amid record-long government talks?

First Sweden Democrat mayor resigns over old social media posts

First Sweden Democrat mayor resigns over old social media posts

Sweden headed for ‘untested ground’ as budget deadline draws near

Sweden headed for ‘untested ground’ as budget deadline draws near

How a pop-up newsroom fought fake news during Sweden’s election

How a pop-up newsroom fought fake news during Sweden’s election

What next for Sweden after centre-right failure to form a government?

What next for Sweden after centre-right failure to form a government?

Centre-right Alliance and Green Party to lead Stockholm council

Centre-right Alliance and Green Party to lead Stockholm council

Foreign-born people remain under-represented in Swedish parliament

Foreign-born people remain under-represented in Swedish parliament

Who will govern Sweden? Eight possible coalition scenarios
FOR MEMBERS

Who will govern Sweden? Eight possible coalition scenarios

This is how much you earn if you’re a Swedish politician

This is how much you earn if you’re a Swedish politician

Sweden Democrats take power in municipal council

Sweden Democrats take power in municipal council

Sweden resumes talks to find a new prime minister

Sweden resumes talks to find a new prime minister

Talks on forming Sweden’s new government to continue next week

Talks on forming Sweden’s new government to continue next week

Sweden begins process of finding a new prime minister

Sweden begins process of finding a new prime minister

What’s next for Sweden after confidence vote?

What’s next for Sweden after confidence vote?

Swedish Prime Minister likely to be ousted in confidence vote today

Swedish Prime Minister likely to be ousted in confidence vote today

Sweden interrupts Uighur deportations to China

Sweden interrupts Uighur deportations to China

Swedish parliament prepares to vote on prime minister

Swedish parliament prepares to vote on prime minister

What’s next for Sweden? Why today is crucial for the country’s political future

What’s next for Sweden? Why today is crucial for the country’s political future

Centre-right Alliance declines offer of ‘cross-bloc’ parliamentary speaker

Centre-right Alliance declines offer of ‘cross-bloc’ parliamentary speaker

In stats: How gender equal is Sweden’s new parliament?

In stats: How gender equal is Sweden’s new parliament?

Explained: The labour law disagreement that could threaten to bring down Sweden’s government

Explained: The labour law disagreement that could threaten to bring down Sweden’s government

Sweden’s final election result delayed by two days

Sweden’s final election result delayed by two days

145 votes not counted in Sweden election after postal mix-up

145 votes not counted in Sweden election after postal mix-up

Swedish election: centre-left coalition leads after all votes counted

Swedish election: centre-left coalition leads after all votes counted

Analysis: Has support for the Sweden Democrats peaked?

Analysis: Has support for the Sweden Democrats peaked?

‘Victory or death’: Top Sweden Democrat criticized for Facebook election comments

‘Victory or death’: Top Sweden Democrat criticized for Facebook election comments

Swedish election outcome uncertain in final days of campaign

Swedish election outcome uncertain in final days of campaign

Who is Jimmie Åkesson, the architect of Sweden’s rising far-right?

Who is Jimmie Åkesson, the architect of Sweden’s rising far-right?

Election Q&A: How do you want to fix Sweden’s housing crisis?
FOR MEMBERS

Election Q&A: How do you want to fix Sweden’s housing crisis?

Election Q&A: How do you want to decrease unemployment among foreigners?
FOR MEMBERS

Election Q&A: How do you want to decrease unemployment among foreigners?

Election Q&A: Do you want Swedish tests for would-be citizens?
FOR MEMBERS

Election Q&A: Do you want Swedish tests for would-be citizens?

Will Sweden be able to form a government? Four possible election scenarios

Will Sweden be able to form a government? Four possible election scenarios

Swedish election: politicians, where’s the vision?
FOR MEMBERS

Swedish election: politicians, where’s the vision?

‘Political participation of migrants in Sweden is important for the quality of democracy’

‘Political participation of migrants in Sweden is important for the quality of democracy’

Who is Sweden’s Social Democratic Prime Minister Stefan Löfven?

Who is Sweden’s Social Democratic Prime Minister Stefan Löfven?

Social Democrats head for record low score in Sweden’s election

Social Democrats head for record low score in Sweden’s election

Security service warns of increase in attempts to influence Swedish election

Security service warns of increase in attempts to influence Swedish election

Election vocabulary: How to talk about politics like a Swede
FOR MEMBERS

Election vocabulary: How to talk about politics like a Swede

What sort of government might Sweden have after the election?

What sort of government might Sweden have after the election?

Swedish authorities monitor Islamic group’s campaign to stop Swedish Muslims voting

Swedish authorities monitor Islamic group’s campaign to stop Swedish Muslims voting

Sweden’s Social Democrats’ website hacked in attack linked to Russia and North Korea

Sweden’s Social Democrats’ website hacked in attack linked to Russia and North Korea

Sweden announces government investigations to better prepare for extreme weather

Sweden announces government investigations to better prepare for extreme weather

International observers to monitor Swedish election for first time

International observers to monitor Swedish election for first time

Swedes overseas start voting in the September election

Swedes overseas start voting in the September election

Employment and economy key to growth of Sweden Democrats: research

Employment and economy key to growth of Sweden Democrats: research

Neo-Nazi disturbances at Almedalen could ‘change the nature’ of Swedish political staple

Neo-Nazi disturbances at Almedalen could ‘change the nature’ of Swedish political staple

Yes, Sweden’s Almedalen is still relevant in the digital age

Yes, Sweden’s Almedalen is still relevant in the digital age

Opinion: Swedish democracy is strong, but there are warning signs

Opinion: Swedish democracy is strong, but there are warning signs

Almedalen: Sweden’s summer politics extravaganza in numbers

Almedalen: Sweden’s summer politics extravaganza in numbers

Swedish politician accused of spreading hatred in hundreds of online comments

Swedish politician accused of spreading hatred in hundreds of online comments

Sweden’s Foreign Minister calls US-North Korea agreement a ‘victory for diplomacy’

Sweden’s Foreign Minister calls US-North Korea agreement a ‘victory for diplomacy’

PODCAST: A Woman’s Place episode five. ‘Margot Wallström and the mansplainers’.
PARTNER CONTENT

PODCAST: A Woman’s Place episode five. ‘Margot Wallström and the mansplainers’.

This is Swedes’ favourite minister: survey

This is Swedes’ favourite minister: survey

How to vote in the 2018 Swedish election

How to vote in the 2018 Swedish election

Sweden warns of ‘certain foreign powers’ meddling in the 2018 election

Sweden warns of ‘certain foreign powers’ meddling in the 2018 election

Sweden moves to ban smoking in public places

Sweden moves to ban smoking in public places

These are Sweden’s most (and least) popular ministers

These are Sweden’s most (and least) popular ministers

Demonstrators call for Swedish government to do more to combat rape

Demonstrators call for Swedish government to do more to combat rape

Swedish opposition leader: ‘In Sweden, we speak Swedish’

Swedish opposition leader: ‘In Sweden, we speak Swedish’

Swedish government debates #MeToo days after first meeting between the groups involved

Swedish government debates #MeToo days after first meeting between the groups involved

Seven in ten think the #MeToo campaign will lead to change in Sweden

Seven in ten think the #MeToo campaign will lead to change in Sweden

Foreign-born people under-represented in Swedish politics

Foreign-born people under-represented in Swedish politics

What does the #MeToo campaign reveal about Swedish feminism?
FOR MEMBERS

What does the #MeToo campaign reveal about Swedish feminism?

1,300 women in Swedish politics allege harassment ‘in the corridors of power’

1,300 women in Swedish politics allege harassment ‘in the corridors of power’

Sweden Democrat quits party after unauthorized Russia trip

Sweden Democrat quits party after unauthorized Russia trip

What do TV viewing habits reveal about political preferences in Sweden?

What do TV viewing habits reveal about political preferences in Sweden?

Swedish MPs share stories of sexual harassment in politics

Swedish MPs share stories of sexual harassment in politics

Brexit, migration, and jobs: Swedish PM outlines his vision for the EU

Brexit, migration, and jobs: Swedish PM outlines his vision for the EU

Neo-Nazi group could be banned from Sweden’s annual politics festival

Neo-Nazi group could be banned from Sweden’s annual politics festival

Sweden is ‘in the process of dismantling democracy’: ex-Social Democrat head

Sweden is ‘in the process of dismantling democracy’: ex-Social Democrat head

Sweden’s party leaders clash in heated TV debate

Sweden’s party leaders clash in heated TV debate

Sweden Democrat politician denies sexually assaulting fellow MP

Sweden Democrat politician denies sexually assaulting fellow MP

Moderate opposition leader Anna Kinberg Batra resigns

Moderate opposition leader Anna Kinberg Batra resigns

Social Democrats unharmed by IT scandal, polls suggest

Social Democrats unharmed by IT scandal, polls suggest

The Nordic way: ‘We must trust each other’
PARTNER CONTENT

The Nordic way: ‘We must trust each other’

Swedish PM Stefan Löfven slams attacks on police and emergency services: ‘Don’t touch our heroes’

Swedish PM Stefan Löfven slams attacks on police and emergency services: ‘Don’t touch our heroes’

Day of reckoning? Swedish parties anxiously await key poll results

Day of reckoning? Swedish parties anxiously await key poll results

Calls for opposition Moderate leader to be replaced before 2018 Swedish election: reports

Calls for opposition Moderate leader to be replaced before 2018 Swedish election: reports

Analysis: How significant is Moderate MP’s defection to Sweden Democrats?

Analysis: How significant is Moderate MP’s defection to Sweden Democrats?

Don’t give neo-Nazis space at annual politics week, Swedish parties urge

Don’t give neo-Nazis space at annual politics week, Swedish parties urge

Is Sweden facing a snap election? Probably not (but no guarantees)

Is Sweden facing a snap election? Probably not (but no guarantees)

Russell Howard: ‘Brexit gave legitimacy to rabid nationalism’

Russell Howard: ‘Brexit gave legitimacy to rabid nationalism’

Former Swedish PM Bildt worried Putin will ‘take Trump for a ride’

Former Swedish PM Bildt worried Putin will ‘take Trump for a ride’

Young Swedes becoming more politically engaged, but don’t trust politicians: survey

Young Swedes becoming more politically engaged, but don’t trust politicians: survey

‘The Swedish model can continue to deliver’

‘The Swedish model can continue to deliver’

Explained: What’s going on with Sweden’s migration policy?
FOR MEMBERS

Explained: What’s going on with Sweden’s migration policy?

‘Arctic ethics are inspired by Nordic cooperation’
PARTNER CONTENT

‘Arctic ethics are inspired by Nordic cooperation’

Theresa May says Sweden an ‘important partner’ for post-Brexit Britain

Theresa May says Sweden an ‘important partner’ for post-Brexit Britain

Swedish government wants new tax on airline tickets

Swedish government wants new tax on airline tickets

Swedish PM seeks to cut inflow of foreign workers

Swedish PM seeks to cut inflow of foreign workers

‘We can talk about multiculturalism without devolving into hatred’

‘We can talk about multiculturalism without devolving into hatred’

How Swedes would vote if an election were held today

How Swedes would vote if an election were held today

How can refugee women make their mark in Sweden?

How can refugee women make their mark in Sweden?

Record numbers emigrating from Sweden

Record numbers emigrating from Sweden

Swedish government announces next steps in overhaul of migration law

Swedish government announces next steps in overhaul of migration law

Here’s where Sweden’s foreigners come from

Here’s where Sweden’s foreigners come from

Centre-right parties split over nationalists racism debate

Centre-right parties split over nationalists racism debate

Five reasons why Sweden’s Almedalen is like Survivor

Five reasons why Sweden’s Almedalen is like Survivor

Why Sweden is talking about immigration more than before

Why Sweden is talking about immigration more than before

Swedish PM promises to tackle segregation

Swedish PM promises to tackle segregation

Swedish PM shakes up cabinet in key reshuffle

Swedish PM shakes up cabinet in key reshuffle

US envoy to Sweden held up over political row

US envoy to Sweden held up over political row

PM: ‘I am ready to listen to all suggestions’

PM: ‘I am ready to listen to all suggestions’

Liberals: ‘Throw out the Greens and we’ll talk’

Liberals: ‘Throw out the Greens and we’ll talk’

Sweden’s controversial December Agreement collapses

Sweden’s controversial December Agreement collapses

Swedish party in U-turn on Nato membership

Swedish party in U-turn on Nato membership

Swedish PM homes in on feminism in key speech

Swedish PM homes in on feminism in key speech

Swedish ex-politicians get millions in payouts

Swedish ex-politicians get millions in payouts

Nationalist gains as Moderates dip in polls

Nationalist gains as Moderates dip in polls

Swedes should vote at 16, says top feminist

Swedes should vote at 16, says top feminist

BLOG: Sweden’s political power forum – Day Seven

BLOG: Sweden’s political power forum – Day Seven

BLOG: Sweden’s political power forum – Day Six

BLOG: Sweden’s political power forum – Day Six

BLOG: Sweden’s political power forum – Day Five

BLOG: Sweden’s political power forum – Day Five

‘If the Russians come our whole lives will change’

‘If the Russians come our whole lives will change’

‘Swedish should be spoken in Sweden’

‘Swedish should be spoken in Sweden’

BLOG: Sweden’s political power forum – Day Four

BLOG: Sweden’s political power forum – Day Four

Vanished Swedish teen calls mum from Syria

Vanished Swedish teen calls mum from Syria

Prime Minister promises more jobs for young

Prime Minister promises more jobs for young

BLOG: Sweden’s political power forum – Day Three

BLOG: Sweden’s political power forum – Day Three

Swedish bank jitters as Greece crisis swells

Swedish bank jitters as Greece crisis swells

BLOG: Sweden’s political power forum – Day Two

BLOG: Sweden’s political power forum – Day Two

Welcome to Sweden’s power players week

Welcome to Sweden’s power players week

BLOG: Sweden’s political power forum – Day One

BLOG: Sweden’s political power forum – Day One

Sweden’s spring budget survives crucial vote

Sweden’s spring budget survives crucial vote

Rainbow flag compared to swastika by councillor

Rainbow flag compared to swastika by councillor

Åkesson interview wasn’t unfair: TV watchdog

Åkesson interview wasn’t unfair: TV watchdog

The ultimate guide to Sweden’s party leaders

The ultimate guide to Sweden’s party leaders

Former MP candidate: gays will ‘go to hell’

Former MP candidate: gays will ‘go to hell’

Rocky six months for new Swedish PM Löfven

Rocky six months for new Swedish PM Löfven

Young leader picked by Christian Democrats

Young leader picked by Christian Democrats

‘Let’s condemn occupation and aggression, by anyone, anywhere’

‘Let’s condemn occupation and aggression, by anyone, anywhere’

Five consequences of Sweden’s cancelled vote

Five consequences of Sweden’s cancelled vote

‘Our party will stand alone’: Stefan Löfven

‘Our party will stand alone’: Stefan Löfven

Sweden’s new PM in New York for first US visit

Sweden’s new PM in New York for first US visit

Support cools for Sweden’s new coalition

Support cools for Sweden’s new coalition

Police called by mistake in minister’s desk mishap

Police called by mistake in minister’s desk mishap

Visit to Parliament: Pictures from November 3rd

Visit to Parliament: Pictures from November 3rd

Ten new minister faces you should know

Ten new minister faces you should know

placeholder image

ELECTIONS BLOG: Updates and analysis

Greens surge forward in new opinion poll

Greens surge forward in new opinion poll

‘Borg: Sweden’s worst ever finance minister’

‘Borg: Sweden’s worst ever finance minister’

Swedish politicians call for new census to find out where people live

Swedish politicians call for new census to find out where people live

‘The Sweden that was hit by Covid-19 was not perfect’

‘The Sweden that was hit by Covid-19 was not perfect’

What Sweden’s new coronavirus cash boost means for healthcare services

What Sweden’s new coronavirus cash boost means for healthcare services

Are Sweden’s politicians capable of intellectual honesty?

Are Sweden’s politicians capable of intellectual honesty?

New bid to curb secret political party donations

New bid to curb secret political party donations

Echoes of Clinton in Social Democrats’ welfare reform bid

Echoes of Clinton in Social Democrats’ welfare reform bid

‘Reinfeldt has wasted Sweden’s surplus’

‘Reinfeldt has wasted Sweden’s surplus’

Have Sweden’s politicians totally lost their sense of direction?

Have Sweden’s politicians totally lost their sense of direction?

Borg and Batra climb up list of powerful Swedes

Borg and Batra climb up list of powerful Swedes

Lööf says no to Löfven, socialism, and arrogance

Lööf says no to Löfven, socialism, and arrogance

Tedious praise of ‘perfect Swedish society’

Tedious praise of ‘perfect Swedish society’

Reinfeldt and Löfven lock horns in second debate

Reinfeldt and Löfven lock horns in second debate

Reinfeldt and Löfven talk tough in first debate

Reinfeldt and Löfven talk tough in first debate

placeholder image

Defence Minister under fire for military cuts

placeholder image

Persson attends Arafat funeral

placeholder image

Royal disdain for republican PR consultants

placeholder image

I’m no homophobe: my aunt lived with a horse

placeholder image

?Desperate? government attacks king

placeholder image

Persson and Nordic Ministers promised help

placeholder image

Neutral Sweden to host Nato conference

placeholder image

Sweden?s tax rates ?could get even higher?

placeholder image

PM’s doctorate provokes bribery claims

placeholder image

Persson criticised for two-page tsunami report

placeholder image

Moderates surge ahead in poll

placeholder image

First Swede prosecuted for sharing files on net

placeholder image

Barrage of bad poll news for Persson

placeholder image

Green concessions to get budget passed

placeholder image

Opposition proposes unemployment remedy

placeholder image

Alliance gets on the rails to woo voters

placeholder image

Parties demand amnesty for asylum seekers

placeholder image

Billström loses out in power struggle

placeholder image

LO “suppressed unemployment report”

placeholder image

No clear winner in Swedish party leader debate

placeholder image

Feminists’ support plummets

placeholder image

Over half of government’s MPs could quit

placeholder image

London attacks dominate Almedalen

placeholder image

Inaction over witness protection slammed

placeholder image

Swedish gay campaigners slam Latvian PM

placeholder image

New Social Democrat youth leader elected

placeholder image

Asylum protestors stop debate

placeholder image

Ulvskog: German poll shows voters want unity

placeholder image

Royal crowns to be put on view

placeholder image

Ringholm’s hypocrisy rings true

placeholder image

Swedish Eurosceptics to run for parliament

placeholder image

Right-wing lead “unassailable”

placeholder image

Sweden gives more earthquake aid

placeholder image

1950s kids “the red generation”

placeholder image

Moderates: investigate civil servants

placeholder image

Sex chat politician quits – 11.7m kronor richer

placeholder image

Geography reprieved in school changes

placeholder image

Email scandal ‘Sweden’s Watergate’

placeholder image

SD staffer quits over email storm

placeholder image

Left-wing MPs stand down

placeholder image

Social Democrats’ patronage is ‘corruption’

placeholder image

Sweden’s new foreign minister settles in

placeholder image

The Social Democrats’ dilemma

placeholder image

Swedes uninterested in elections

placeholder image

The Alliance: putting faith in unity

placeholder image

“The Jobs are coming”

placeholder image

Neither Ja nor Nej to congestion charge

placeholder image

Dad’s practical joke turns trucker into politician

placeholder image

Opposition continues to lead in polls

placeholder image

The Swede who puts Madonna and Gore on the spot

placeholder image

‘Balls of Steel’ stop rolling

Swedish reindeer herders defy Norwegian authorities

Swedish reindeer herders defy Norwegian authorities

placeholder image

Youths turn their backs on politics

placeholder image

Don’t write off the government yet

placeholder image

Sweden ups climate change spending

Ex-minister under fire for big taxi bill

Ex-minister under fire for big taxi bill

placeholder image

Swedish politicians ‘have low moral standards’

placeholder image

Poll: Support for Social Democrats highest since 1994

Left Party leader rejects common election platform

Left Party leader rejects common election platform

Poll: Sahlin gaining ground

Poll: Sahlin gaining ground

placeholder image

Sahlin fears for her party’s future

placeholder image

Opposition extends poll lead

placeholder image

Sinking trust levels for Sahlin

placeholder image

Politician says critics ‘jealous they didn’t see my body’

Sweden’s politicians take to the pitch

Sweden’s politicians take to the pitch

placeholder image

Women in Swedish politics still fight for visibility

Trust in Sweden’s government coronavirus response declining, poll shows

Trust in Sweden’s government coronavirus response declining, poll shows

Alliance gears up for next election

Alliance gears up for next election

Poll gain for Moderates amid financial crisis

Poll gain for Moderates amid financial crisis

Opposition parties to build coalition

Opposition parties to build coalition

placeholder image

Borg best in popularity stakes

Inquiry proposes major culture policy overhaul

Inquiry proposes major culture policy overhaul

Swedes abandon political parties in droves

Swedes abandon political parties in droves

placeholder image

Moderate Party: ‘half our candidates will be women’

placeholder image

Red-greens and centre- right in dead heat: poll

Sweden keeps secret party donations despite EU criticism

Sweden keeps secret party donations despite EU criticism

placeholder image

Sweden and UK find common cause on EU

placeholder image

Sweden approves new nuclear reactors

Social Democrats at 10-year low: poll

Social Democrats at 10-year low: poll

Reinfeldt and Borg top Sweden power rankings

Reinfeldt and Borg top Sweden power rankings

Centre Party councillor seeks obesity tax

Centre Party councillor seeks obesity tax

Olof Palme paid homage in Stockholm

Olof Palme paid homage in Stockholm

Opposition more popular than government: poll

Opposition more popular than government: poll

Swedes against church dabbling in politics

Swedes against church dabbling in politics

placeholder image

Almedalsveckan costs authorities millions

Sweden’s ‘sexiest politicians’ exposed

Sweden’s ‘sexiest politicians’ exposed

One woman makes Sweden’s power top-ten

One woman makes Sweden’s power top-ten

Swedes’ euro enthusiasm hits historic low

Swedes’ euro enthusiasm hits historic low

Riksdag allows flat owners to set rent

Riksdag allows flat owners to set rent

‘Limit Muslims’ birth rate’: Sweden Democrat

‘Limit Muslims’ birth rate’: Sweden Democrat

Lööf has ‘lost credibility’ over polygamy claims

Lööf has ‘lost credibility’ over polygamy claims

Party leaders jostle over job loss threat

Party leaders jostle over job loss threat

Equality Minister Nyamko Sabuni steps down

Equality Minister Nyamko Sabuni steps down

Sweden to scale down political pensions

Sweden to scale down political pensions

‘We had to make the party look fit to govern’

‘We had to make the party look fit to govern’

Swedish voters flock to fringe parties: report

Swedish voters flock to fringe parties: report

placeholder image

Blue-collar support for Sweden Democrats rises

Women, young people quit politics most often

Women, young people quit politics most often

‘Job centre wastes time policing the unemployed’

‘Job centre wastes time policing the unemployed’

‘CV discrimination is idiotic’: opposition

‘CV discrimination is idiotic’: opposition

Malmö mayor concerned about Islam-critical show

Malmö mayor concerned about Islam-critical show

‘Pension age could inch up again’: report

‘Pension age could inch up again’: report

‘Migration forces policy makers to shape up’

‘Migration forces policy makers to shape up’

Burkinis to help Muslim Swedes take the plunge

Burkinis to help Muslim Swedes take the plunge

Palestinians get embassy status in Sweden

Palestinians get embassy status in Sweden

Sweden picks up speed in deporting minors

Sweden picks up speed in deporting minors

Sweden’s jobless a cash cow for coaching firms

Sweden’s jobless a cash cow for coaching firms

The Lowdown: Social Democrat party congress

The Lowdown: Social Democrat party congress

Anti-Semitism row rocks top Social Democrat

Anti-Semitism row rocks top Social Democrat

‘Politics has no place on my theatre stage’

‘Politics has no place on my theatre stage’

Moderates continue to tumble in new poll

Moderates continue to tumble in new poll

Poll results point to ‘very exciting’ 2014 election

Poll results point to ‘very exciting’ 2014 election

‘I need to reclaim Swedishness’: Evin Cetin

‘I need to reclaim Swedishness’: Evin Cetin

Swedish ministers invite press home for coffee

Swedish ministers invite press home for coffee

Whipped Moderate quits after cross-party flirt

Whipped Moderate quits after cross-party flirt

‘The country we called Sweden no longer exists’

‘The country we called Sweden no longer exists’

The tax cuts and benefits dividing Swedish politicians ahead of the autumn budget

The tax cuts and benefits dividing Swedish politicians ahead of the autumn budget

Sweden announces ‘historic’ 100 billion kronor budget to revive pandemic-hit economy

Sweden announces ‘historic’ 100 billion kronor budget to revive pandemic-hit economy

Three key points from the summer speeches of Sweden’s PM and opposition leader

Three key points from the summer speeches of Sweden’s PM and opposition leader

Sweden’s Deputy Prime Minister to quit government and politics

Sweden’s Deputy Prime Minister to quit government and politics

Swedish word of the day: vågmästare

Swedish word of the day: vågmästare

Sweden in Focus: How did the political situation get to where it is today?
PAYWALL FREE

Sweden in Focus: How did the political situation get to where it is today?

How Sweden hopes to get more foreign-born residents voting
PAYWALL FREE

How Sweden hopes to get more foreign-born residents voting

Sweden Democrats call for referendum on Swedish EU membership after 2018 election

Sweden Democrats call for referendum on Swedish EU membership after 2018 election

Brits in Sweden ‘least informed’ about EU vote

Brits in Sweden ‘least informed’ about EU vote

5 practical things Brits abroad can do to keep UK in the EU

5 practical things Brits abroad can do to keep UK in the EU

Sweden ‘to retain’ EU discount in talks

Sweden ‘to retain’ EU discount in talks

Time for Europe to fix its finances

Time for Europe to fix its finances

Sweden navigates complex waters of EU foreign policy

Sweden navigates complex waters of EU foreign policy