- Green Party proposal.
This weekend Sweden will be turning the clocks back one hour, resulting in an hour less of afternoon light. But some of Sweden’s politicians hope to lessen the winter burden, or at least the darkness.
- Isolation and restraints used against children.
Employees in secure psychiatric units no longer have to have higher- education qualifications, a decision that follows a surge of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in Sweden that has made it "extraordinarily hard" to recruit staff, according to the National Board of Institutional Care.
- No national sperm bank.
Six months have passed since single women were granted the right to apply for state-funded fertility treatment in Sweden, but a shortage in sperm and egg donations means it is still complicated for singles to take advantage of their reproductive rights.
- New bill presented Thursday.
The government wants to introduce a new law to increase access to needle-exchange programmes, but some drug users in Sweden worry it will fall short on preventing the spread of infectious diseases.
- Old pipes need replacing.
The maintenance of Sweden's water and wastewater pipes is sorely neglected, according to the Swedish Water and Wastewater Association, which is predicting the cost of drinking water will go up in Sweden.
- Article from 2014.
Disgraced thoracic surgeon Paolo Macchiarini has been found guilty of scientific misconduct, according to Sweden's Central Ethical Review Board.
- Start early next year.
Sweden will use dental X-rays as well as MRI scans of the knee joint to determine the the age of individuals who apply for asylum as unaccompanied minors, the National Board of Forensic Medicine announced on Friday.