Sweden’s small opposition Christian Democrat party has voted 151 to 103 against observing the so-called December Agreement that has allowed the minority center-left government to stay in power. In response the leaders of the conservative Moderate, Center and Liberal parties have said the agreement is over. But the Liberals say they will keep their promise under the pact.
- Pact allowed minority government to pass its budget.
The leader of the small opposition party, the Christian Democrats, wants to ease the "pressure" on Sweden to receive refugees, in part by redirecting Swedish aid money.
New Swedish research indicates that malignant melanoma develops more aggressively in mice who are given antioxidant supplements.
- Undocumented workers exploited.
A new report from the Swedish Tax Agency sheds light on widespread tax evasion and abuse of vulnerable employees in the cleaning business.
- New programme looks at Sweden's largest workplace
Randomly selected passengers are to be checked at Stockholm's Arlanda Airport using explosive trace detection equipment, called sniffers. In Radio Sweden's new weekly themed programme, which is launched today, you can hear, how in future, airports could be using behavioural experts to profile passengers to catch terrorists.
- "It seemed to be the same man."
There is great excitement in Sweden that one of the Nobel laureates in chemistry this year is a Swede. In Linköping there was an extra buzz when for about half-an-hour, it looked like the prize was coming their way.
The 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three scientists "for mechanistic studies of DNA repair", the Nobel Committee announced on Wednesday morning at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, in Stockholm.
- New wolf breeding with Swedish pack every 5 years.
A new report commissioned by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency says Sweden needs at least 300 wolves to maintain a healthy population. But it also adds that new blood is needed for the pack.
- Week-long fundraiser.
No one should have to run away from the climate: that's the theme for this year's Musikhjälpen, a music aid telethon put on by public broadcasters Swedish Radio and Swedish Television.
- Behind the scenes at Arlanda Airport.
Stockholm's Arlanda Airport is Sweden's largest workplace with 17,000 employees. It is also the fastest growing airport in the Nordics, with over 22 million passengers last year. Radio Sweden meets one person who helps both passengers and employees - airport chaplain Unni Franck.
- High household debt.
House prices in Sweden have doubled in the past ten years and now, for the first time, a heavyweight government economic agency has warned that Sweden may be heading into a housing bubble.
- Emergency housing.
One-thousand new places are needed every day in order to accommodate refugees, according to the Migration Agency, and as Sweden's municipalities buckle down to figure out where to put up these newcomers, one solution has been to turn evacuation centers, like gyms, into temporary housing.
- Planned to write another Wallender book.
Tributes poured in on Monday following the death of one of Sweden's best-loved authors, Henning Mankell. Krister Henriksson, the actor who played Mankell's famous fictional detective Kurt Wallander, said his death, at the age of 67, had left him 'devastated'. The pair had been as 'close as brothers'.
- Potential risk.
With more refugees coming to Sweden, the Swedish police intelligence service Säpo has increased co-operation with the Migration Agency to try to detect any suspected terrorists or spies among those who come here, news agency TT reports.
- Simulates waiting in line.
A virtual reality simulator launched this fall allows players to get tongue-in-cheek taste of life in Sweden, but the game also sparked a wave of anti-immigrant reactions on social media.