Newly arrived refugees will be able to advance to the front of the queue for places in private "free schools", after a cross-party agreement opposed only by the Left and Sweden Democrat parties.
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- Starting in November.
- Compulsory good conduct routines.
The rising need for foster homes has led to shady operators moving into the market, and now the Swedish government will require all people who run foster homes to pass a criminal record check.
- Major infrastructure report.
The government wants the Transport Administration to take a new look at a report that will motivate future road and rail projects. The administration now has to study how it can lower emissions.
- Arlanda, Bromma and Landvetter airports.
Infrastructure Minister Anna Johansson on Friday confirmed that a radar issue that affected flights in southern and central Sweden last week was not a result of sabotage.
- One in four get help.
Many of the refugees who come to Sweden suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, but the health-care system is under-equipped to help them cope.
A forestry company in the northern area of Arjeplog is tired of car companies using its frozen lakes as test grounds, and the resulting court case signals conflict over the Swedish traditional right of public access to private land.
- New rule in effect June 1.
Around 1,500 asylum seekers who have been turned down by the migration courts risk eviction from their accomodations when a new rule goes into effect next Wednesday.
Sweden's largest icebreaker will be plowing through the frozen waters of the eastern Arctic Ocean later this summer in part to help a Canadian research team map the limits of their nation's continental shelf.
- Famous footballer.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic faced questions on his future today but was not willing to say whether he'll be moving to Manchester United.
- Newcomers are experienced politicians.
How significant was the government reshuffle? Not very, one political scientist tells Radio Sweden about Prime Minister Stefan Löfven's minister selections Wednesday.
- Delmi research.
Dealing with migration as a security issue has led to a costly "border industry" and counter-productive policies, says a new research report.
- Allows greater Nato presence in Baltic.
Guards were called in to deal with protests form the public gallery, reports news agency TT, as Sweden's parliament voted in favour of closer ties with Nato.
- Greens hold six spots.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented three new cabinet members and some shifted assignments for current ministers at the announcement about the government reshuffle Wednesday.
- Hadn't reached destination.
A new law against traveling for the purpose of joining terror groups will be used for the first time as a man from Södertälje who was arrested at an airport in April was officially charged Wednesday.