Children seeking asylum in Sweden receive inadequate support, according to a report by the Ombudsman for Children (BO).
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- Long wait times.
Sweden's embassy in Jordan is launching a probe into the black market for skipping ahead in the queue for residence applications, following an investigation by Swedish Radio and Swedish Television (SVT).
- Russia influence risk.
Mattias Karlsson, parliamentary leader of the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats, has warned that measures intended to counter Russian attempts to influence the 2018 election threaten to stifle political debate in Sweden.
- Poll disaster.
Moderate Party Leader Anna Kinberg Batra is expected on Saturday to try to win back voters lost by her party's talks with the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats. A former Moderate supporter tells Radio Sweden she faces an uphill struggle.
- Low-tech terrorism.
Peder Hyllengren, a terrorism researcher at the Swedish Defence University, says Sweden is not as prepared to respond quickly to an attack similar to the one in London on Wednesday.
- We will not be intimidated.
David Cairns, Britain's ambassador to Sweden, is grateful to Sweden's government and people for their support following Wednesday's attack in London.
- Problematic plural.
Sweden’s language watchdog, the Institute of Language and Folklore, is to stop censuring Swedes’ use of the English “-s” plural, ruling that it has become common usage.
- 1.4 million seniors.
Today, the government announced a proposal to cut taxes on pensioners as part of the upcoming autumn budget.
- Five dead.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has called yesterday’s attack in London unspeakable and emphasizes the need to remain vigilant.
- Now under investigation.
Nigel Farage, a British right-wing populist politician, has refused to withdraw his claim that the Swedish city of Malmö is the "rape capital of Europe", despite the launch of an investigation by Britain's broadcasting standards authority.
- An art fair for artist-run galleries.
A supermarket with a difference opened in the Swedish capital Thursday, showcasing artist-run galleries from around the world, as part of Stockholm Art Week.
- 60 years of success.
Sven-Erik Magnusson, lead singer of the legendary Swedish band Sven-Ingvars, died in the early hours of Wednesday morning after a long battle with prostate cancer.
- Connecting foreign academics with companies.
It's called, The Job Leap, (Jobbsprånget), an internship programme which aims to speed up the introduction to the labour market for newcomers to Sweden with an academic degree in engineering, science, business or finance.
- Washington DC.
The Trump administration is hosting its first international meeting to discuss the fight against ISIS today. Margot Wallström, Sweden’s foreign minister, will be in attendance along with representatives from 60 other countries.
- Business Improvement Districts.
A new programme to prevent young people from getting caught up in gang crime was presented by the government today, drawing inspiration from a US model.
- International investigation.
The Swedish bank Nordea is subject to a major international money-laundering probe, the Danish newspaper Berlingske reported on Monday night. It now turns out that Handelsbanken, Swedbank and SEB are also involved.