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.
- An attack on free speech, according to MPs.
- 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.
- Björklund: "We should be named what we are"
The governing board of Sweden's Liberal Party has proposed a name change - going from the Swedish "Folkpartiet" to "Liberalerna".
- Was asked about radicalization.
Sweden's ambassador to Israel was summoned by the foreign ministry in Jerusalem on Monday to clarify comments by Margot Wallström that were interpreted as linking the Israel-Palestine conflict to the terrorist attacks in Paris.
- The December Agreement.
The collapse of a political agreement on budgetary votes between the government and Sweden's center-right opposition has rekindled a sense of uncertainty in Swedish politics.
- Nominated last weekend.
Former European Union Affairs Minister Birgitta Ohlsson will not compete with Liberal Party head Jan Björklund to lead the party, Swedish Radio News reports.
- "We risk becoming a curling society."
The Almedalen political week in Gotland had its last official day yesterday and over the weekend both the Left Party and Liberal Party had their days.
- "This is an abuse of the pensions fund."
The Liberal Party aimed sharp criticism against a proposal that would change the way the national pension fund is managed.
- "The sky is the limit."
Sweden Democrat party leader Jimmie Åkesson gave his speech last night at Almadalen, saying that they are aiming to be the biggest party in Parliament.
- Support grows in three of four parties.
A majority of voters with the four-party opposition Alliance want to cooperate with the pariah Sweden Democrats on issues where the parties think alike, according to a new poll.