In reaction to Anna Kinberg Batra's resignation as leader of the Moderate Party, Liberal leader Jan Björklund called on his Alliance coaltion partner to now "close the door" to cooperation with the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats.
- Reaction to Batra resignation.
- New kind of employment contract.
The four centre-right opposition parties want to introduce a new form of employment, with 70 per cent of a normal starter salary, to try to bring more people who are young, or are new in Sweden, onto the labour market.
- Security fears.
The small Liberal Party wants to temporarily stop deportations to Afghanistan due to the security situation, but it is unclear whether the bigger opposition parties will support this move.
- 1 av 2Two candidates go on to second round.
Swedish politicians are lining up to support the centrist candidate in France's presidential election, with only the Sweden Democrats' Jimmie Åkesson backing his far-right rival.
- Björklund: 'It's unacceptable.'
The Liberal Party proposed widening Sweden's child marriage ban to include young migrants who have married overseas before coming to Sweden, party leader Jan Björklund told Swedish Radio.
- Moderate Party opens for cooperation.
The leader of Sweden's biggest opposition party remains committed to start working with anti-immigration populists, despite warnings from her liberal colleagues.
- Current government is weak minority.
The Center Party has warned its Moderate Party ally that the centre-right coalition will end if Moderates negotiate with Sweden Democrats.
Swedish Liberal MEP Jasenko Selimovic has been reprimanded by the EU parliament for his behaviour toward his parliamentary assistants constituting psychological harassment.
- An attack on free speech, according to MPs.
Turkey has tried to get Swedish authorities to close down a Sweden-based Kurdish TV channel. Now, Foreign Minister Margot Wallström should demand an explanation from Turkey's ambassador, according to the Liberal Party and the Left Party.
- 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.
- 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.
- Gas tax to increase.
Tax Changes, paternity leave and ID checks are just a few of the new laws ready to be introduced into Sweden with the new year, and not everyone is happy with them.
- Will offer military air transport.
In the latest stage of negotiations, the government has for now rejected a suggestion by Sweden's centre-right opposition to offer Jas Gripen fighter jets to help France in its fight against terrorist group IS in Syria and Iraq, news agency TT reports.
- 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.
Sweden's Liberal Party has changed its name in Swedish from "Folkpartiet" to "Liberalerna" after a vote on Sunday at the party's national congress, Swedish Radio News reports.