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.
- Two 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.
- 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.