Sweden's conservative Moderate Party is ready to defeat the Social Democrat-Green Party government on a key vote, which could open the way for Moderate leader Anna Kinberg Batra to become prime minister - but neither the Centre Party nor the Liberal Party support the move.
- Calls for common Alliance budget.
- Set up last year.
The telephone number set up to help people worried about violent extremism has been severely criticised by a new report, which says many worried relatives were unable to get through.
- Moderates and Christian Democrats.
Leaders of Sweden's centre-right opposition have expressed worry over the election of Donald Trump as President of the USA.
- Would mean cross-bloc coalition.
The Liberal Party is ready to form a government with the Social Democrats after the next election, saying it is to keep "extremists" from power.
- No need for change in law.
Because of the worsening security situation and the failure to recruit enough professional soldiers Sweden should re-start compulsory military service next year, says a government investigation.
- Autumn budget 2016.
The government has criticised the Moderate Party plans to cut money for the Migration Agency, saying it could be counterproductive and lead to higher costs.
- Party leader Anna Kinberg Batra.
The center-right Moderate Party wants to step up integration efforts for immigrants and asylum seekers by tying state aid and resident permits to attending mandatory courses on the Swedish language and society.
- Answer to government proposal.
The main opposition party has set out part of its shadow budget, saying it would make cut-backs in order to save money.
- Heavy on benefits, short on change.
Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson's spring budget is optimistic, with forecasts of GDP growth and a steady decline in unemployment, but members of Sweden's political opposition say it fails to address the nation's long-term problems.
- 25 percent of costs.
The government wants employers to begin paying a proportion of the costs associated with employees who are on sick leave for long periods of time.
- Goes against other centre-right parties.
The leader of the conservative Moderate Party, Anna Kinberg Batra, says that the party will not use legislation to bring down the country's minimum wage if the centre-right alliance wins the next election in 2018.
- To stop failed applicants from hiding.
The conservative Moderate Party wants to make failed asylum applicants wait twice as long before they can have their case reheard, in order to cut down on the number of people going underground after their asylum request is rejected.
- Sweden Democrats on the rise.
The governing Social Democrats and Greens have the lowest voter support in many years according to an opinion poll conducted by Novus and published by Swedish Radio News on Saturday.