European Union leaders are open to allowing Sweden and other countries to extend their border checks for another six months, news agency TT reports.
- Due to end Nov. 12.
- Finland, EU sign similar agreement.
Sweden signed an agreement with the Afghan government on Wednesday allowing it to repatriate failed asylum seekers back to the central Asian nation.
- Terrorism, migration and globalization.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven called for deeper cooperation among the European Union to create more jobs and combat climate change in the wake the of British exit from the political bloc.
- Working within the EU.
Sweden’s government does not support the building of the German-Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline, but has no legal way to stop it, was the message from Foreign Minister Margot Wallström in Thursday’s parliamentary debate.
- Left and Liberals disagree.
A government investigation into the consequences of a Swedish NATO membership has stirred up debate about Sweden's relations to the military alliance.
If the UK leaves the EU as planned, then the European Medicines Agency will need to leave its current home of London. Sweden has shown interest in becoming the agency's new host, but so have other countries.
- 69 were killed on island.
Today is the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks in Norway.
- Long running agreement.
Volvo is one of five truck manufacturers hit with the biggest ever cartel fine issued by the EU for colluding to keep prices of its vehicles artificially high.
- EU Council of Ministers.
The crisis in Turkey is top of the agenda for the EU foreign ministers' meeting in Brussels today, and Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallström says the rule of law must be respected.
- To increase Frontex's powers.
The EU Parliament voted Wednesday to increase coastal and border surveillance.
- Brits apply for citizenship in record numbers. Experts tell us how a Brexit vote may affect Swedish politics and economy. And Bergman Week kicks off on Fårö.
- Time to act.
Sweden’s prime minister has said the UK’s decision to leave the EU should serve as a reminder to the union’s leaders about the importance of demonstrating how European cooperation makes a difference to ordinary people’s lives.
- EU summit.
Arriving in Brussels to meet with other EU leaders, Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven called on the UK to quickly explain how they want to exit from the EU.