Eye on the Arctic is an international partnership between media organizations across the Arctic region, led by Radio Canada International. As rapid climate change focuses international attention on the polar regions, Eye on the Arctic seeks to bring together media from all circumpolar countries to better tell the stories of communities and people directly affected by climate change.
Eye on the Arctic is an international partnership between media organizations across the Arctic region, led by Radio Canada International.
As rapid climate change focuses international attention on the polar regions, Eye on the Arctic seeks to bring together media from all circumpolar countries to better tell the stories of communities and people directly affected by climate change.
Radio Sweden is contributing regular news reports and features on Arctic issues relevant to Sweden, which are broadcast on the daily programme and shared via the Eye on the Arctic website .
Facebook's giant new server hall in Sweden's northern town of Luleå was opened Wednesday lunchtime. Representatives from the social network giant and the Swedish government addressed media from several countries.
Read more Facebook unveils giant server hall in Sweden
Following months of financial difficulties the CEO of one of Sweden’s largest iron ore mines has left his post.
At the end of January it emerged that the Canadian owned company, Northland Resources, was short more than two billion kronor to continue developing the mine outside Pajala in northern Sweden.
Read more Pajala mine CEO dropped amid calls for inquiry
Google says it has entered into a ten year agreement with a Swedish wind farm developer to power a data center in Finland.
The search giant says it will buy the entire electrical output from a new wind farm to be operated by O2 in Maevaara near Pajala, in northern Sweden.
The power will be used to run a new Google data center in Hamina in southern Finland.
Read more Swedish wind to power Google data center
The Northland mine in Pajala, northern Sweden, will live on, after bondholders voted in favour of a rescue package Tuesday.
Read more Northland mine financing deal approved
The government spent SEK 7.4 million to keep the so-called Junsele wolf alive this past winter, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Authorities have moved the wolf a number of times. It is seen as genetically valuable for the inbred Swedish wolf population, but reindeer herders up north complain that the wolf kept attacking their herds. Most of the money went to compensation to indigenous sami villages and counties.
The troubled mining company Northland Resources, which runs an iron ore mine outside of Pajala in northern Sweden, looks to have been saved following late night talks with a consortium which has promised a huge cash injection to save the operation from bankruptcy.
Read more Swedish mine saved by consortium
The Environmental Protection Agency was wrong to order a hunt for the country's most notorious wolf in Junsele last winter, according to a court in Stockholm.
It was yet another setback for Sweden's controversial wolf policy which tries to tackle inbreeding through regular culls.
Read more Swedish EPA slammed for wolf hunt
Prosecutors say they will ask that a 22 year old man be remanded in custody for the murder of a 20 year old woman in Boden. The remand hearing will be held on Monday.
The woman disappeared more than two weeks ago, and was widely sought by police and volunteers from the Missing People organization. The police took the 22 year old into custody after Missing People found body parts said to belong the missing woman.
The troubled mining company Northland Resources has stopped all production at the Pajala Mine, reports the newspaper Norrbottens-Kuriren. This follows the Canadian-based company’s failure to find new investors and an attempt to obtain a short-term loan.
Northland’s bank accounts have been blocked by creditors, and CEO Karl-Axel Waplan tells Swedish Radio News they only have a few days to find a financial solution.
What does it sound like when you mix hip hop, big band, and swing? The answer is an eclectic music group from the far north of Sweden, called Movits.
The group consists of the brothers Johan and Anders Rensfeldt, and Joakim Nilsson.
Radio Sweden I caught up with them to hear more about where they and their music is heading.
Sweden's indigenous Sami group goes to the polls for the Sami Parliament elections today. Around 8,300 people have the right to vote, but estimates are that around 2,000 will do so today. Many more people vote by mail.
Read more Polls open in Sami Parliament elections
Sweden's indigenous Sami group goes to the polls for the Sami Parliament elections this Sunday. The body, which represents all people of Sami heritage in Sweden, has never before had so many people registered to vote.
Read more Land, water rights big issues in Sami elections
Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has rejected criticism from environmentalists and indigenous groups over Sweden’s failure to push for an oil exploration ban in the Arctic.
Ahead of today’s meeting of the Arctic Council in Kiruna, which ends Sweden’s two-year chairmanship of the group, Bildt wrote in Dagens Nyheter newspaper that an anti-oil stance would have been futile.
Read more Swedish foreign minister defends Arctic stance
John Kerry held a press conference in Sweden, as he arrives to take part in the last Swedish-run meeting of the Arctic Council.
The US Secretary of State, who handles foreign affairs, is meeting the Swedish prime minister and foreign minister and then will travel to the meeting, to be held in Arctic town of Kiruna.
Read more Kerry talks Syria, Iran and climate change with Reinfeldt in Sweden
The Canadian-owned mining company Northland Resources has secured long term financing for one of Europe's largest iron ore mines in Pajala, in northern Sweden.
Read more Pajala mine back from the brink