The Macchiarini affair has been labeled the “biggest scandal” in Swedish medicine and some believe it has tarnished the reputation of the Nobel Assembly and the Nobel Prize. However, a writer for science magazine Nature thinks that is more true in Sweden than abroad.
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- Winners announced next week.
- Agreement today.
European Union states agreed on Friday on a fast-track, joint ratification of the Paris accord to combat climate change and Sweden’s climate minister Isabella Lövin said she is relieved as well as hopeful about the EU remaining influential in negotiations with the UN
- Instruments from Sweden onboard.
Friday marked the last day of the Rosetta mission's 12 years of travelling through space and the journey ended with a crashlanding on the Rosetta's target comet 67P. The dramatic event was broadcast live at Uppsala University in Sweden.
- Agency for Public Management: We've seen problems with support for the reform among the police(2:47 min)Agency for Public Management.
Last year's total reorganization of the Swedish police force still has a ways to go, according to a new government report.
- Joining Nato’s Stratcom.
Sweden is joining the Nato Strategic Communications Centre (Stratcom) as part of its efforts to combat disinformation.
- New bill presented Thursday.
The government wants to introduce a new law to increase access to needle-exchange programmes, but some drug users in Sweden worry it will fall short on preventing the spread of infectious diseases.
- A total 5,000 newly arrived pupils.
While the overall number of Swedish school pupils qualifying for high school is rising, newly arrived migrants are pulling down the average. According to Education Minister Gustav Fridolin, the system needs to be "restructured".
- Shadow budget 2017.
The opposition Liberal Party has presented its shadow budget, which includes a proposal to extend compulsory education for new immigrants up to the age of 20, instead of the current age of 16.
- Decision in four months.
As the Swedish government gets ready to make a decision on what kind of armed force they need, Radio Sweden asked Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist what he thinks of the suggestion to bring back military service.
- Aimed at strengthening reform.
The Swedish government is supporting organisations in Cuba to the tune of SEK 90 million over the next four years, with the funds going to groups that promote democracy and human rights.
- Shadow budget 2017.
As part of their shadow autumn budget, the conservative Moderate Party has proposed reforms to improve school results and to encourage more Swedes to train as teachers.
- Under investigation.
The Sweden Democrats have suspended MP Kent Ekeroth's political secretary, Dick Abrahamsson, for spreading Russian propaganda.
- Received Nobel Peace Prize in 1994.
Former Israeli prime minister, president and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres, died on Wednesday morning aged 93, and several Swedish politicians have expressed their condolences.
- Man described as "security risk".
The Sweden Democrat leadership has spoken out on the "Putilov affair" after a Swedish Radio investigation found a parliamentary assistant had used several false names and received millions from a property deal with a Russian criminal businessman.
- Autumn budget 2016.
The government has criticised the Moderate Party plans to cut money for the Migration Agency, saying it could be counterproductive and lead to higher costs.
- Two killed in the attack.
A Danish court has acquitted four Danes accused of aiding a Copenhagen gunman who killed a filmmaker and a Jewish security guard in twin attacks in February 2015 that also targeted Swedish artist Lars Vilks.