The head of Sweden's Tax Agency attempted to help a friend negotiate away a bill from an architectural firm, reports Swedish Television.
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- Investigative programme.
- Discrimination and asylum.
Sweden is once again criticized by Amnesty International for its treatment of Romani and Sami peoples and its tightening of its asylum laws.
- Great Swedish chefs.
Sweden still awaits its first Michelin three-starred restaurant but for brothers Ebb and Mats Vollmer, becoming Malmö's first two-starred restaurant is reason to celebrate.
- Slow down.
Wet snow in central and northern Sweden has triggered traffic accidents Wednesday morning, especially in urban areas.
- Rinkeby unrest.
Home affairs minister Anders Ygeman says he is supporting the police who are intervening in the suburbs, and that it will lead to safer places for people to live in.
- Residents react.
Many people in Rinkeby were upset and devastated by the destruction following the turmoil in the suburb on Monday evening.
- Russian historian: Sweden seeks to prove it's possible to have decent relations despite differences(2:56 min)'Different views'.
The ongoing tensions in Ukraine were firmly in the focus during a meeting between Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and Swedish foreign minister Margot Wallström.
- 'Stockholm Syndrome'.
Swedish police featured in a report aired by American broadcaster Fox News claimed they were misinformed about the reports' aim by its host.
- 'Look at what's happening last night'.
Swedes were left scratching their heads over the weekend after US President Donald Trump suggested, erroneously, that a possible terrorist attack struck the country on Friday.
- Trump's comments.
Olle Wästberg, a former Swedish diplomat to the US, says that Trump's comments come merely on top of a change in the image of Sweden, that started a few years ago.
- Rumours and disinformation.
News stories in foreign media portraying Sweden in a bad light peaked about a year ago, when many refugees were coming to Europe. But the Swedish Institute is unsure whether it has had a lasting effect on the image of Sweden abroad.
- Public scandal.
Mona Sahlin's lawyer told Swedish Radio that she has admitted wrongdoing in a case alleging she misrepresented the salary of one of her bodyguards in order to help him secure a mortgage.
- Letter to Justice Ministry.
Music streaming service Spotify is in an uproar about staff members facing possible deportation on technicalities involving their work contracts.
- Many go from "expats" to "inpats."
Sweden’s welfare system is a major pull factor for skilled workers from across the world, and Swedish companies are trying to attract international talent by promoting the country’s image as a place where you can achieve a healthy work-life balance.
- Justice Minister: It's important to send a clear message that child marriage is not allowed in Sweden(1:36 min)Bill to be presented later this year.
Sweden’s opposition parties have decided against asking the parliament’s committee on civil affairs to present a bill to ban child marriage.