After a global investigation revealed systems used by wealthy people to avoid paying tax, Sweden's finance minister says it is unnacceptable.
- "Paradise papers."
Stockholm University economics professor Harry Flam says the government is spending an unusually high amount of money, but the economy is doing very well currently, so it is possible to spend and save at the same time.
- Just over 18 per cent.
The turn-out for this weekend's Church of Sweden election is the highest since the 1950s.
- Likely to come on Friday.
The Sweden Democrats called for a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Stefan Löfven on Wednesday over his handling of the IT scandal at the Swedish Transport Agency.
- Ineffective action.
Swedish members of the EU parliament are disappointed in the government efforts to free two Swedish citizens detained by Turkey.
- Election year.
The surplus in the public finances will allow for several new reforms, according to Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson, who estimates an extra SEK 40 billion spending in the budget for next year.
- 13 dead.
Sweden's prime minister Stefan Löfven has expressed his horror at Thursday's terror attack in Barcelona – Europe's eleventh vehicle ramming attack in just three years.
- Cross-party deal.
Defence analyst Jacob Westberg believes that the deal on increased defence spending struck between the government and two parties of the opposition is in line with the expectations from the Swedish Armed Forces.
The new Minister for Infrastructure has announced an investigation into the scandal that saw his predecessor step down.
Political scientist Jonas Hinnfors says Swedish politics has already embraced the blend of social liberal and financial market policies that French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron is standing on.
- 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.
- Party Congress.
Leading Social Democrat districts are pushing for an end to state-funded religious schools in Sweden, after male and female pupils from Stockholm's Al-Azharskolan were filmed being segregated.
- 'Security in a new era'.
Sweden's governing party, the Social Democrats, laid out its political agenda on Friday ahead of the party's conference in April with a focus on adding more jobs, increasing public safety and establishing a "responsible immigration policy".
- Five-day tour.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will visit rural, working-class towns and vulnerable areas this week, in what one political scientist called a kickoff for the 2018 election.