The gap in employment rates between university educated foreign-born workers and their Swedish-born counterparts has narrowed, Swedish Radio News Reports.
- Foreign-born graduates
- 25 november kl 16:47
West Sweden worst hit if Russian gas cut off
Relations between EU and Russia are dropping to a level not seen since the end of the Cold War. And if Russian oil and gas supplies were turned off, experts at the Energy Agency say one major part of Sweden would be hit. Reporter: Gaby Katz.A worst-case scenario.
Relations between EU and Russia are dropping to a level not seen since the end of the Cold War. And if Russian oil and gas supplies were turned off, experts at the Energy Agency say one major part of Sweden would be hit.
- 25 november kl 15:39
Politicians float exporting water from Lake Vänern
The council for the western region of Sweden has an idea of shiping off fresh water from Lake Vänern to places like Africa or the Middle East. Radio Sweden speaks with Birgitta Losman, a Green Party politician in the region, who says they`re not yet sure how it would work but that she thinks the concept is worth looking into. Reporter: Loukas Christodoulou.Piping lake water and exporting it overseas.
Local officials from southwestern Sweden are looking into the idea of exporting drinking water from the freshwater Lake Vänern.
The Swedish Retail Institute has selected the digital fitness bracelet as its Christmas Present of the Year ("Årets julklapp").
- Recommends SEK 70 billion stimulus.
Economists from the Swedish Trade Union Confederation warn that the nation is facing a period of weak growth over the next two year and that heavy investment is need to revive the economy, reports news agency TT.
- Vattenfall plants threatened.
The German government wants to further reduce the carbon dioxide emitted by the county's largest energy producers, which includes Swedish state-owned company Vattenfall.
- New move is meant to save time.
The Swedish Employment Agency is stopping its policy of forcing unemployed people to apply for jobs they have no chance of getting, reports newspaper Dagens Nyheter.
- (4:05 min)19 november kl 19:44
Swedish Church Refugee Reception centres
The Swedish Church is interested in running refugee reception centres, and today Arch Bishop Antje Jackelén is due to meet the general director for the Migration Board to discuss the matter. The church has said it wants to offer an alternative to the profit making companies who are currently dominating the sector. But one of Sweden`s most well-known entrepreneurs says the church people have no idea what what they are talking about. Reporter Ulla Engberg"An alternative to private companies".
The Swedish Church wants to run refugee reception centres, as an alternative to the profit-making companies that are currently dominating the sector.
- But the upward trend in eco-milk has stalled.
The production of organic meat in Sweden is on the increase. According to the National Food Agency last year 15 percent of slaughtered beef and 22 percent of mutton came from animals that were brought up on organic fodder.
- Around 70 people to be put on notice.
Sweden's state-owned pharmacy, Apoteket AB, plans to put more than a quarter of the people working at its headquarters on notice, reports Swedish Radio News.
A year after the decision was made to close up the assembly shop at Volvo Trucks in Umeå, the notices to 350 employees were given today, according to Swedish Radio P4 Västerbotten.
- (1:46 min)17 november kl 15:39
Anders Borg moves to World Economic Forum
Finance minister Anders Borg, who became respected due to Sweden`s handling of the financial crisis from 2008, is moving to the international stage at the World Economic Forum.Coordinating major financial actors.
Sweden's former finance minister Anders Borg, who earned worldwide respect for his response to the global financial crisis, is moving to the international stage as he takes up a new post at the World Economic Forum.