The airline Norwegian will send 800 of its cabin crew staff home without pay from Wednesday onwards, unless the pilot strike is ended before then, the tabloid Aftonbladet reports.
- Unless strike ends today.
- Czech middleman.
Two-hundred-fifty Swedish tanks of the type BMP-1 are secretly being shipped to Iraq, Swedish Radio News reveals. It is illegal in Sweden to export weapons to Iraq, but the tanks are being sold via a company in the Czech Republic.
- Social Democrats continue discussions.
The top leadership of Sweden’s Social Democrat party has spent a second day discussing the future of the controversial arms agreement with Saudi Arabia. The party’s coalition partner, the Greens, have demanded the agreement be cancelled, as have a number of leading Social Democrats.
- Follows counter suits in January
Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson is suing Apple for patent infringement. Ericsson says it filed a complaint with the American International Trade Commission after Apple refused an offer to have a court determine fair licencing terms.
- New rules start 1 March.
Starting on Sunday, 1 March, new rules will be introduced for the around 160,000 unemployed Swedes who are enrolled in different active labor market policy programs. And this may cause many to lose their support if they do not follow the requirements of the programs.
- Increased profits 30 percent in 2014.
Increased sales in China mean that automobile manufacturer Volvo is reaping record profits, and the company says it may seek new hires in the future.
- "We want to show the great diversity of museums Stockholm has to offer."
There's been a boom of private museums opening in Stockholm recently, with five starting up over the past five years in and around the city. Directors of three private museums in Stockholm gathered at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce in Stockholm's Stureplan neighborhood for a conference discussing the role of private museums in Stockholm's cultural life and how they fit in with their public siblings.
- Critics on both sides.
A new law meant to improve accessibility for disabled people to public and commercial spaces is being criticized by advocates for both disabled persons and for small businesses, and now the government has promised to review the rules.
- Farmers immobilize sows for five days.
The trial run by Swedish pig farmers to severely restrict the movement of lactating sows in order to reduce piglet mortality is now gaining international criticism.
- Stems from EU criticism.
Facing criticism from the European Union, the Swedish government has decided to look into the use of "fixed-term contracts" for workers who often have unstable financial situations and limited benefits as a result.
- Conflict between the airline's pilots and the company.
Swedish pilots working for the airline Norwegian have announced they are to go on strike from March 4th, unless the company manages to reach a deal with their Norwegian colleagues by then.
- Convenes for first meeting in Harpsund.
On Tuesday, the National Innovation Council is getting off the ground, as its members assemble for their first meeting, at the Prime Minister's country residence in Harpsund.
- Could lead to insider trading.
Even though sharp criticism is being levelled at banks that are arranging private meetings where the heads of certain publicly-traded companies meet with analysts and investors, leading to a possible risk of insider trading, the government is not currently considering changing the rules, according to Swedish Radio News.