In the wake of a naval hunt for a suspected foreign vessel in Swedish waters, the government's proposed budget called for a greater-than-expected defense allocation totaling SEK 4.16 billion for the next four years.
- Would increase military capabilities.
- Cash to create jobs, improve elderly care.
The government is proposing investments of more than SEK 25 billion in its first budget presented Thursday.
- Critical of job investment proposals.
The acting party leader for the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats has threatened not to support the newly-elected government's budget proposal presented Thursday morning.
- Previous government's policy won through.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven lost a vote in parliament's EU affairs committee Wednesday, about which climate change targets he should push for in up-coming European Union negotiations, news agency TT reports.
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Ekot reporter My Rohwedder on the military archipelago search
Out since earlier this morning, Swedish Radio News reporter My Rohwedder gives Radio Sweden an update on what`s happening with the naval search of Stockholm` archipelago. Reporter: Frank Radosevich.Spokesperson says it is not a de-escalation.
The Swedish military announced that its search for an underwater vessel in the southern Stockholm archipelago had entered a "new phase" and would use fewer vessels.
- Cite two deaths from the drug.
A group of Swedish pediatricians is warning parents to be careful about giving their children ibuprofen which can cause life-threatening brain and liver damage.
- Didn't offer money directly.
A 24-year-old soccer player accused of bribery and match-fixing in the second-tier Swedish football league, Supperettan, was released today by a district court.
- Would finance train tunnel construction.
The congestion charge for motorists in Gothenburg may remain in force, to pay for major construction projects, despite a public vote against the tax.