The number of people waiting for a first-hand lease in Stockholm grew by almost 40,000 last year, according to a report by the city’s Housing Agency.
- Housing shortage.
- A special programme looking ahead to what we can expect from 2017.
- Will restart tonight.
There are major disruptions to train services on Sweden’s west coast after an overhead power line came down.
- Get-away from stress.
Air travel abroad from Swedish airports over the Christmas and New Year holidays have increased by 50 percent over a ten-year period.
- Power cuts and flooding.
In southern Sweden water levels were as high as two meters over normal, but many were worried that Storm Urd would be even worse.
- High water levels.
The Öresund Bridge was closed for traffic and trains were cancelled in the south of Sweden before Storm Urd reached its peak early on Tuesday morning.
- Possible disruptions.
December 23 is one of the busiest days of the year for traffic, and with Christmas Eve being on a Saturday this year, travel conditions could be worse than usual.
- Broke rules.
A government official fired after revelations about his sky high travel expenses must pay back several thousand kronor, an investigation has found.
- Airports expect delays.
Heavy snow is causing traffic problems in areas including Stockholm and southern Sweden. The capital has reported more than 20 cm of snow Wednesday morning.
- Based in Estonia.
Sweden is developing methods for cyber defence and offence in Nato's cyber warfare centre, says the Ministry for Defence.
- Affects Denmark-Sweden commuters.
The Social Democrat-Green government wants to keep ID checks at Sweden's southern border, because of "serious threats against public order and inner security."
- No proven link to mining.
People living in the arctic towns of Kiruna and Malmberget say their homes have been damaged by earthquakes caused by nearby mining, but the company has not paid compensation to any claimants in the last five years.
- Isolation and restraints used against children.
Employees in secure psychiatric units no longer have to have higher- education qualifications, a decision that follows a surge of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in Sweden that has made it "extraordinarily hard" to recruit staff, according to the National Board of Institutional Care.
- Linking big cities.
The government has mapped out its plans for a future high-speed rail network in Sweden, connecting the major cities of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.
- Old pipes need replacing.
The maintenance of Sweden's water and wastewater pipes is sorely neglected, according to the Swedish Water and Wastewater Association, which is predicting the cost of drinking water will go up in Sweden.