The government and the opposition Alliance are said to have been in secret negotiations over the last couple of days trying to figure out whether there is a way to avoid calling new elections, according to Swedish Television News.
- Government crisis.
- State subsidies only partial.
New elections will be costly - not just for the state and the election authority, but also for Sweden's municipalities, which need to organize polling places, early voting and the personnel to work at the polls.
- (7:08 min)5 december kl 20:06
The new election in March, called for after the government's budget failed to pass in December, means that 48,100 Swedes will get a chance to vote for the first time. Radio Sweden's Ryan Tebo talks with four high school students turning 18 about what they think of the current political situation in Sweden and whether they will vote or not in March.Over 48,000 turning 18 before March 22.
There's a chance the new elections expected for March 22 may not be called after all. But should Swedes return to the poll, there are more than 48,000 people who turned 18 after September's national election and would be able to vote for the first time in March. That is a lot of new potential voters. The question is: what do they think about the political situation in Sweden now, and are they going to vote in March?
- 22 december kl 14:01
Program to identify victims of domestic violence
The Swedish Social Insurance Agency will train 2,800 case workers to detect and help women who have had to go on sick leave after being the victims of violence.Special program aims to help.
The Swedish Social Insurance Agency will train 2,800 case workers to detect and help women who have had to go on sick leave after being the victims of violence.
A 16 year old boy has been accused of murdering another boy, 17, at a schoolyard in Limhamn in August, reports Swedish Radio P4 Malmöhus. A 14 year old will also be brought to trial, suspected of being complicit in the murder.
- Beauty standards affect produce too.
It seems that grocery stores - and people - are discriminating against ugly vegetables, the newspaper Dagens Nyheter reports.
Residents of the Stockholm suburb of Märsta awoke shortly after midnight to the sound of a car exploding in an outdoor parking lot.
Motorists in Sweden are being urged to exercise caution because of slippery road conditions. According to the Swedish Transportation Administration, roads throughout all of central Sweden could be slippery, with the southerly roads getting icier as the day progresses, and the northerly roads becoming slippery with snow.
Train traffic has stopped through Perstorp, between Helsingborg and Hässleholm, according to news agency TT, because there is said to be a risk of flooding in the area of the tracks. Replacement busses will be ferrying passengers instead, and the train traffic is expected to be up and running again by 1:00 PM.