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.
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- Rumours and disinformation.
- 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.
- Annual report for 2016.
IT attacks carried out by foreign powers are increasing and becoming more advanced, according to a new report from Sweden’s National Defence Radio Establishment (FRA).
- So-called no-go zone.
Hallunda, south of Stockholm, is one of the areas defined by police as "particularly vulnerable." Here, people generally seem to take the talk of 'no-go zones' in their stride.
- In 286 of 290 municipalities.
The income gap between rich and poor has been on the rise and the number of middle class households has fallen in almost every municipality in Sweden, according to a survey by the newspaper Dagens Samhälle.
- Stockholm District Court.
A 46 year old man living in Sweden was found guilty of war crimes and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Syrian government soldiers on Thursday.
- Digital economy.
As businesses and other taxpayers close the books on 2016, the Swedish Tax Agency is gearing up for filings. This year the agency is stepping up its efforts against tax-cheating businesses online.
- Vulnerable areas.
When the police authority a few years ago identified over 50 areas that needed prioritising, it was turned into a story about 'no-go zones' in Sweden. There is no such thing, says local police chief Erik Åkerlund.
- Foreign policy outlook.
Presenting the Swedish government's annual foreign policy statement today, Foreign Minister Margot Wallström spoke of the need to maintain a political dialogue with Russia.
- Lost appeal.
A Swede who took part in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda has lost his appeal against a life prison sentence.
- Visiting Sweden.
Britain's Minister for Exiting the EU, David Davis, is in Sweden to talk about how the country is going to leave the union. He said "the very first thing" on the negotiating agenda will be the status of EU citizens in the UK, and UK citizens in the EU.
- Anniversary today.
Love is in the air as Swedish Radio celebrates 40 years of local news broadcast all over the country.