"It's damned awful" said General of the Swedish Army Sverker Göransson who confirmed Tuesday that the military's search in the Stockholm archipelago concerned the presence of a foreign vehicle. But he gave no descriptions of the operation or indications of how long it might take.
- Military officials to speak to press shortly.
- "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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Far too few convictions in Sweden today.
In order to deal with the lack of complaints filed after a rape and few convictions, a new study is recommending that victims be given an advocate, what is known as a claimant counsel, as soon as possible. It would be similar to the immediate granting of defence counsel to charged suspects.
- 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.
- (4:05 min)7 oktober kl 16:20
The world is paying this Scandinavian country to take its garbage, which means in real terms that Sweden is set to import about 1.5 million tonnes of the slimy stuff in 2014.Your trash is our trash.
The world is paying this Scandinavian country to take its garbage, which means in real terms that Sweden is set to import about 1.5 million tonnes of the slimy stuff in 2014.