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.
- SKL wants law change.
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.
- Other parties urging caution.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven wants the UK to submit its formal application for withdraw from the EU as soon as possible so that further negotiations can begin.
- Newcomers are experienced politicians.
How significant was the government reshuffle? Not very, one political scientist tells Radio Sweden about Prime Minister Stefan Löfven's minister selections Wednesday.
- Prosecutor: No service connection.
A preliminary inquiry into suspected bribery regarding a rental apartment that Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom's obtained through the trade union Kommunal has been closed.
- Åsa Romson and Gustav Fridolin.
Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfven declined to speculate on the political futures of the Green Party's spokespersons Åsa Romson and Gustav Fridolin after the pair announced that they are prepared to step down.
- 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.
- Presented rosy economic outlook.
The center-left government's supplementary spring budget will dole out billions to Swedish police and local authorities to buffet last year's record number of asylum seekers.
- Calls to stop flights by 2038.
A government-commissioned review has called for expanding Stockholm's main international airport, Arlanda, and shutting down the capital's more centrally located Bromma Airport in order to make way for more housing.