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.
- Five-day tour.
- Neither opposition nor government has a majority in the Riksdag.
The prime minister and opposition leader have met in a TV debate, for the first time since Anna Kinberg Batra signaled her willingness to bring down Prime Minister Stefan Löfven with support from the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats.
- Would not cover state-sector jobs.
After criticism against government ministers who get top jobs in the private sector, a new system could be created to make sure there are no conflicts of interest.
- Calls for common Alliance budget.
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.
- 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.
- Potential replacements.
With less than two years until Sweden's next election, names are already being bandied about who could lead the ruling Social Democrats after 2018's national vote.
- Broke rules.
A government official fired after revelations about his sky high travel expenses must pay back several thousand kronor, an investigation has found.
- Swedish politicians react.
Sweden's Social Democrat prime minister Stefan Löfven and minister for foreign affairs, Margot Wallström, react to US election results.
- SKL wants law change.
The Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL) says more local councillors are affected by threats, and social media makes it easier for people to try to influence elected politicians.
The Sweden Democrat party will report Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to the constitutional committee after he described the group as "a Nazi party" in a televised debate on Sunday.
- 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.
- Former local politician.
The Social Democrats, Sweden's largest political party, named on Wednesday Lena Baastad as its latest party secretary.
- Five and a half intense years.
Social Democrat party secretary Carin Jämtin has announced that she is standing down from the job at the end of the month.