News from Radio Sweden

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This is the latest news from Radio Sweden. We have used the Swedish newsfeed if your language is not availa​ble.

Säpo investigating terrorism threat in Stockholm

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:15:00 GMT

Sweden's security service, Säpo, is investigating a terrorism threat in Stockholm, according to news agency TT and Aftonbladet.

Sweden's prime minister troubled by Nazi demonstration

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:07:00 GMT

Sweden's prime minister Stefan Löfven said on Thursday that the Nazi demonstration in Gothenburg at the weekend had crossed "bounds of decency". The government has called for cross-party talks on how to counter "the anti-democratic forces in Sweden".

Vellinge municipality says 'yes' to begging ban

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:22:00 GMT

Human rights group, Civil Rights Defenders, says it will appeal Wednesday night's decision by Vellinge municipal council to approve a proposal that would make it the first town in Sweden to ban begging.

Economist: Unusually expansive government budget

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:20:00 GMT

Stockholm University economics professor Harry Flam says the government is spending an unusually high amount of money, but the economy is doing very well currently, so it is possible to spend and save at the same time.

Flight tax won't keep this person from travelling

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:14:00 GMT

"Sweden is at the end of the world," said Burak Mungan, explaining why the government's proposed flight tax will not affect how often he flies.

Pensioners weigh in on how much budget will affect them

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:25:00 GMT

The Social Democrat-led government promised tax cuts for a majority of pensioners in the budget submitted to Parliament today, but do pensioners think they will benefit in any real way?

Opposition says government is "wasting the good times"

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:26:00 GMT

The centre-right opposition criticised the government budget for lack of long-term reforms, and warned the economy may over-heat due to all the spending.

Budget benefits pensioners and families with children

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:49:00 GMT

The Swedish government is raising child support by SEK 200 per month in its last Autumn budget before the election.

Hultqvist survives vote of no-confidence

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:07:00 GMT

Defence minister Peter Hultqvist survived the no-confidence vote in parliament, after the Liberal and the Centre Party abstained.

The Malmö school that's giving teenagers a lie-in

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:40:00 GMT

A school in Malmö has pushed back classes to start at 10am every Monday, to take into account the sleeping habits of its teenage pupils.

All who apply for residency screened by security service

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:37:00 GMT

Since this summer, the intelligence and security service Säpo is reviewing the details of everyone who applies for a residency permit in Sweden.

Russian court rejects Wallenberg family's bid for files

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:53:00 GMT

On Monday evening, a Russian court dismissed a request from the relatives of the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg to access documents about him, held in the Russian security agency FSB's archives.

Police under fire for letting Nazi march proceed without permit

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:36:00 GMT

On Sunday, about 50 Nazis marched in Gothenburg without a permit.

Sweden's biggest hacking case: companies and authorities were targeted

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:50:00 GMT

Prosecutors have started legal proceedings in what is believed to be the biggest hacking case in Swedish history.

Bishop: Sweden Democrat conflict lifted church vote turn-out

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:41:00 GMT

The Bishop of Uppsala believes the high turn-out in the Church elections is partly due to the controversial Sweden Democrats' high profile campaign in the election.

Record turnout for Church election

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:59:00 GMT

The turn-out for this weekend's Church of Sweden election is the highest since the 1950s.

Russian court to hear case on Raoul Wallenberg's disappearance

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Relatives of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews from Nazi death camps only to disappear in 1947, hope a lawsuit filed in Russia will finally bring about answers to his fate.

Feminist Initiative co-leader resigns

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:37:00 GMT

Victoria Kawesa has resigned from her post as co-leader of the Feminist Initiative, a minor political party on the left. She was Sweden’s first black party leader.

Fairness of housing coop fees called into question

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:01:00 GMT

A new study from Swedbank's Sparbankerna reveals that in newly constructed buildings, people who've bought smaller apartments often have to pay significantly higher fees, per square meter, than their neighbors - who live in bigger apartments.

Prime Minister Löfven survives vote of no confidence

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:44:00 GMT

Sweden's prime minister Stefan Löfven easily survived a vote of no-confidence in parliament, Friday, brought by the Sweden Democrats over his handling of the IT scandal at the Swedish Transport Agency.

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