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.
- Suspected terror attack with truck.
The presidents of America, Russia and the EU Commission are among the world leaders expressing sympathy and solidarity with Sweden.
- EU initiative.
Sweden is planning to send police to Iraq to help investigate the citizens who have gone to fight there for the terror group Islamic State, home minister Anders Ygeman has announced.
- We will not be intimidated.
David Cairns, Britain's ambassador to Sweden, is grateful to Sweden's government and people for their support following Wednesday's attack in London.
- Five dead.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has called yesterday’s attack in London unspeakable and emphasizes the need to remain vigilant.
- Citizenship applications tripled.
As Britain's parliament opened the way on Monday for the UK to trigger Article 50, meaning the process of leaving the European Union could soon be underway, Brits in Sweden are rushing to apply for Swedish citizenship.
- Belgium and France.
Employers may bar staff from wearing visible religious symbols, the EU Court of Justice determined today in its first decision on the issue of women wearing Islamic headscarves, a ruling that could also impact Swedish discrimination cases.
- Critiqued by rights groups.
European Union leaders will provide money, training, equipment and other support to Libya in an effort to prevent migrants from crossing the Mediterranean in hopes of reaching Europe.
- Informal EU meeting in Malta.
The Swedish prime minister on Friday expressed concern over the human-trafficking route from Libya and across the Mediterranean, but also insisted that while the EU will assist Libya in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe, it will not sign a deal with the country.
- Met in Stockholm.
Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfven and German chancellor Angela Merkel held a joint press conference today during which they denounced immigration restrictions imposed by US President Donald Trump and reaffirmed their nations' commitment to each other.
- Want closer relations.
German chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Stockholm Tuesday morning to meet with Sweden's prime minister Stefan Löfven for talks on Brexit, migration and other EU-related issues.
- Brexit negotiations.
Sweden's minister for finance, Magdalena Andersson, believes a "hard Brexit" could have a negative impact on the Swedish economy and she said that turning the UK into a tax haven is “against the Brits’ own interests”.
- Wants Brexit negotiations to start.
Sweden's minister for EU affairs and trade has met with British ministers and Swedes in London to discuss the UK’s impending withdrawal from the EU. She told Radio Sweden that Swedes living in the UK are experiencing xenophobia.