When Swedish MEP Jytte Guteland made a speech on the famine in Yemen in the European Parliament on Wednesday, she did it with her eight-month-old son Uno hanging off her in a sling. Radio Sweden asked her why pictures of her with her baby seemed to have surprised people.
- Did not intend to make a statement.
- Details to be discussed.
Sweden and the EU are unanimously backing France's request for help with military action following the terrorist attacks in Paris after France invoked for the first time on Tuesday the union's so-called mutual assistance clause.
- Mandatory quotas.
Interior ministers from across the European Union approved a plan Tuesday evening to relocate 120,000 migrants during a meeting in Brussels.
The Greens have abandoned hopes of stopping a major road project, the Stockholm bypass.
- Extra focus on far-right demonstrations.
The 2014 elections saw the most threats and violence reported, say Swedish police in their summary of this year’s EU and general election.
- Go-ahead as Trade Commissioner.
Sweden's nominee for EU Commissioner has survived an upset, passing a vote in the EU Parliament's trade committee.
- Sweden Democrats opposed.
The EU parliament on Tuesday ratified the Association Agreement with Ukraine, with most Swedish MEPs voting in favour.
- "Unique statements".
The ruling centre-right Alliance promised billions worth of reforms for next year - many of them within education - in their joint election manifesto on Monday.
- Not embraced by all political parties.
A survey suggests that almost half of Swedish voters identify as feminists, up from a third before last election.
- "Whoever is the head of that organisation has quite a strong voice over what happens in Europe"(5:16 min) (5:16 min)Decision soon.
Government leaders from across the European Union are gathering today and tomorrow to finally decide who will become the new president of the European Commission, one of the most important posts in the EU.
- UKIP were sceptical at first.
The Sweden Democrats' two new members of the European Parliament had to sign a letter distancing themselves from their party's past, in order to join their new grouping in the parliament, British newspaper The Guardian reports.
- A group with UKIP and M5S.
The Sweden Democrats will be joining the EU-critical group EFD in the European Parliament. This is the group led by Britain's UKIP.
- Claims have been refuted.
The newly elected Sweden Democrat MEP, Kristina Winberg, never worked for the Swedish development aid organisation Sida, the tabloid Aftonbladet reports.
- 1 av 2From left to right, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron confer in a boat near the Swedish Prime Minister's country residence in Harpsund on June 9, 2014. These four leaders within the EU gathered there for a "mini-summit". AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND2 av 2Mini-summit in Harpsund.
Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt met with center-right European leaders south of Stockholm and agreed on the importance of reforms to reduce regulatory red tape and create better conditions for growth and employment.