Costs will soon outstrip tax revenue in Sweden's local governments as immigrants continue to settle in the country and the population ages, according to a new report.
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- Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions.
- Calls for an apology.
Transgender people who were sterilised by the Swedish state will be paid compensation for their suffering, Swedish health minister Gabriel Wikström has announced.
- EU directive.
A new law forcing manufacturers to change labelling on tobacco products may lead to a shortage of snus - the moist tobacco that is placed under the upper lip and that is popular in Sweden.
- American-Swedish research.
Refugees that moved into Sweden's poorer neighborhoods during the late 1980s and early 1990s have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
- Shadow spring budget proposal.
The opposition Center Party wants to cut unemployment benefits and spend billions on training more police.
- EU border controls bring down figures.
Sweden may receive between 40,000 and 100,000 refugees in 2016, according to a revised forecast by the Swedish Migration Agency, which previously estimated that up to 140,000 would seek asylum in Sweden this year.
- On opposite ends of the political scale.
Swedish politicians on the left and right tell Radio Sweden that the UK’s EU referendum will have a positive impact on their own parties and on Sweden as a whole.
- Exceptional number of complaints.
The mobile network operator Telia could potentially be breaching new EU net neutrality regulations by offering free mobile data for social-networking services.
- National terror threat level unchanged.
Sweden's security service Säpo remained on standby Wednesday, a day after the agency confirmed it was assessing information that Swedish media said concerned a possible terrorist attack, prompting the US embassy to issue a security message.
- Shadow spring budget.
Sweden's police force needs 2,000 more officers by 2020 and 500 additional civilian staff members by next year, according to the opposition Christian Democrats who presented their shadow budget Wednesday.
- Denies wrongdoing.
A Swedish court has ordered a psychiatric evaluation for the 20-year-old man on trial for allegedly plotting a terrorist attack in Sweden, news agency TT reports.
- Sweden first to raise the alarm.
As Europe marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, a survey shows that half of Swedes want to abandon nuclear power.
- Going ahead despite protests.
A controversial new building dedicated to the Nobel Prize was given the green light by the Stockholm City Council on Monday evening.