The military called the intrusion into Swedish waters by a foreign underwater craft "totally unacceptable" and said its search for the mystery vessel would continue.
- Search operation to continue into sixth day.
- General: may use weapons if necessary.
The Swedish military said Tuesday it is weeding through hundreds of reports about suspicious activity in the Stockholm archipelago and that it would not rule out the use of force if it came into contact with a foreign vessel.
- 21 oktober kl 14:24
Why would anyone want to steer a sub into the archipelago?
As the Swedish Navy continues its search for a suspected Russian mini-sub off the coast of Sweden, Radio Sweden spoke to Oscar Jonsson, an expert in Russian warfare and PhD candidate at the Department of War Studies at King`s College London, to get some perspective on the alleged incursion.No official confirmation.
Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces, Sverker Göransson, confirmed Tuesday that the military's underwater search in the Stockholm archipelago was to establish the presence of a foreign vessel. But he gave no further details of the operation or indications of how long it might take.
- "Million Program" in Green's sights.
The newly-elected minority Social Democrat/Green government wants to earmark SEK 1.7 billion to support owners of apartment buildings in housing estates in the suburbs of Sweden's towns and cities, if they invest in renovations to improve energy efficiency.
- (4:08 min)21 oktober kl 16:22
Harmful chemicals used in hand mixers
Eight of twelve handheld food mixers leak harmful chemicals into food people prepare using them - that`s according to a new report out today by Stockholm University. What are these chemicals, how harmful are they, and why are these chemicals in food mixers in the first place. To find out, we spoke to the author of the report, Åke Bergman, professor in material and environmental chemistry.The compound causes cancer in rodents.
Eight of twelve handheld food blenders leak harmful chemicals into food people prepare using them - that's according to a new report out today by Stockholm University.
- Accounter holders asked about personal finances.
All Swedish bank customers will soon be required to prove that they do not owe taxes in the United States according to a new agreement between the countries, and some critics claim it may break EU rules.
- Polish politician promises to join.
After the defection of a Lithuanian group member and facing collapse last week, the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats MEP group in the European Parliament was resurrected after a conservative Polish politician decided to join.
- Green leader promises long-term commitment.
Despite dicussions of a wide range of new taxes including on truck traffic and airflight, taxes which would have a direct impact on climate and environment account for little in the government's proposed package.
- The first comprehensive study here.
How widespread are hate crimes against religious communities in Sweden? As society has become more secular and events in the outside world get confused with the faith of the participants, this seems to have become a problem here.
But it’s hard to say if hate crimes against faith communities here are on the increase, because there’s never been a comprehensive study into the problem. Until now...
- 20 oktober kl 22:31
Swedish board game designers take their games to the world`s largest board game convention, Essen Spiel in Germany. Over the past decade, the world of tabletop, analog board games has been experiencing a renaissance. Millions of people of all ages across the globe are choosing to set aside their digital devices and screens to sit across from friends at a table to play games like Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne, two games from Germany that helped spark the movement. These games are far from the Monopolies of days past, with complex strategy and immersive narrative experiences. Germany has been at the forefront of a board game Golden Age, and this is no more apparent than at the Essen Spiel board game convention, over one weekend in October in the small town of Essen, in western Germany. But it is not all about playing and buying hot new releases. Many budding designers travel to Essen hoping to find a company willing to publish and distribute their games. Sweden is known for its coBoard game fair has 150,000 visitors.
Swedish board game designers take their games to the world's largest board game convention, Essen Spiel in Germany.
- Foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg.
Sweden’s new foreign minister Margot Wallström discussed her government’s plans to recognize Palestine as an independent state when she met her EU colleagues in Luxembourg Monday.
- Discussion of the underwater hunt.
On Monday Stefan Löfven made his first official visit abroad since becoming Swedish Prime Minister, in the neighboring Finnish capital Helsinki.