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.
- Two candidates go on to second round.
- Party meeting in Gothenburg.
Center Party leader Annie Lööf reiterated on Friday that her party will resist any moves by fellow coalition partners to court the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats.
- 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.
Is the centre-right Alliance breaking up? Gothenburg professor Jonas Hinnfors says the Center Party leadership is setting a clear limit for what it will tolerate from its Moderate Party allies.
- 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.
- Man described as "potential security risk".
The Sweden Democrat leadership has spoken out on the "Putilov affair" after a Swedish Radio investigation found a parliamentary assistant had used several false names and received millions from a property deal with a Russian criminal businessman.
- Opposition mainly abstained.
Swedish lawmakers passed a law that demands identity documents for travellers to Sweden, including making train and bus companies police this rule.
- 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.
- U-turn on previous position.
The Center Party voted late Friday to make pursuing a possible NATO membership part of its official political platform, Swedish Radio News reports.
- Annie Lööf on parental leave.
Sweden's Center Party kicked off its convention on Thursday where one of the hotter issues likely to be discussion is the party's position on joining the NATO military alliance.
- "You need incentives "
The Swedish Centre party wants to introduce a bonus in order to encourage fathers to stay at home from work when their children are ill, reports Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter.
- Supports Sweden's entrance.
Ahead of their annual party conference in a month's time, the Centre Party board has announced they will support Sweden's entrance to NATO, the military alliance of the United States, Canada, and European nations. The change could mean that all four of the minority-Alliance parties support NATO membership - a potential political tide-turner - after the Christian Democrat leadership signalled they would consider such a stance as well.
- Will advocate for Security Council seat.
Center Party's Lena Ek has been chosen to represent Sweden as honorary ambassador for its candidacy to the UN Security Council, Foreign Minister Margot Wallström announced Friday in a press release.
- 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.