Despite a plummeting oil price, it could become more expensive to fill up your tank in Sweden starting next year as the government wants to raise the fuel tax by SEK 0.4, Swedish Radio News reports.
- Also raising money by rolling back tax breaks.
- Reality show realtor.
Radio Sweden's special guest this week, went from selling advent calendars door to door as a little boy growing up in the Stockholm suburb of Akalla, to becoming a real estate mogul in New York, selling property to celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Sarah Jessica Parker.
- First such scheme in Sweden.
A Stockholm hospital will begin using an ambulance dedicated solely to psychiatric emergencies, such as someone threatening to commit suicide.
Parliament wants to toughen up the rules mandating the conditional release of prisoners who re-offend by committing a similar crime, according to news agency TT.
- Based on Swedish Radio investigation.
The story two Swedish Radio journalists revealed in 2012, of Sweden's secret plans to build a weapons factory in Saudi Arabia, is slated to become a TV series, according to the newspaper Dagens Nyheter.
- Spring budget.
After negotiating with the Left party, the Social Democrat- and Green-led government wants to make room in the spring budget to allow all children between the ages of 8 and 19 who need glasses to be able to get them for free, according to Swedish Television News.
- Sentenced to prison.
Another nine men have been sentenced after the Nazi attack on an anti-racism demonstration in Kärrtorp more than a year ago, the newspaper Expo reports. All were convicted of rioting and given prison terms of between three and eight months.
- "We will not retain the current system in the future".
The parliamentary parties have agreed to call for an investigation into the TV license fee, which pays for national public service broadcasting.
- Had one group of kids brush without fluoride.
Toothpaste manufacturer Colgate has been accused by a Swedish health technology watchdog of engaging in "unethical" research on children.
There will be no more elephants on the streets of Kalmar this summer after council officials in the east coast town passed a law banning the custom of circus animals being put on parade before a performance.