Starting this autumn, around 10,000 police officers are to undergo extra education and training in how to handle a terrorist attack, reports Swedish Radio News.
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- Mandatory training.
- Danielsson to head the Red Cross in Sweden from December.
Sweden’s minister for justice and migration, Morgan Johansson, dispels rumours that Anders Danielsson’s resignation as head of the Swedish Migration Agency came as a relief to the government.
- Moves to the Red Cross in December.
The Swedish Migration Agency head, Anders Danielsson, is taking up a new job as director-general of the Red Cross in Sweden - a move that some say should come as a relief for the government since Danielsson has openly criticised Sweden's migration policy. The president of the Red Cross says she looks forward to working with Danielsson.
- Government to assign stand-in Migration Agency head.
The director-general of the Swedish Migration Agency, Anders Danielsson, is resigning to take up a new job as director-general of the Red Cross in Sweden.
- Party held a seven-hour crisis meeting.
Liberal op-ed writer Csaba Bene Perlenberg tells Radio Sweden that the debate about the future of Liberal Party politician Birgitta Ohlsson exposes the party’s lack of unity and direction.
- Call for early congress.
The infighting among Liberals continued today after Wednesday's marathon emergency meeting which resulted in the resignation of Birgitta Ohlsson from the party's parliamentary steering group.
- From 7am today.
Sweden's Baltic Sea island of Gotland, of strategic importance since the 13th Century, once again has a permanent military presence.
- Replaces Aida Hadzialic.
After a 15-year break from party politics, Anna Ekström was named on Tuesday as the new government minister for upper secondary school and adult education and training.
- Says longterm focus needed.
The government promised on Monday to boost police and security spending by an extra SEK 2 billion in its fall budget proposal but the Swedish Police Union says the additional spending amounts to too little, too late.
- Working within the EU.
Sweden’s government does not support the building of the German-Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline, but has no legal way to stop it, was the message from Foreign Minister Margot Wallström in Thursday’s parliamentary debate.
- Most spending falls after next election.
Swedish PM Stefan Löfven has described climate change as the greatest challenge of our time, as he presented part of the upcoming autumn budget.
- Some held longer than a year.
The organisation that represents Sweden's practicing lawyers is calling for a limit on how long people can be held in detention before they are deported.
- Short staffed and overloaded.
Thousands of people took part in healthcare demonstrations in more than 20 places in Sweden on Sunday, as part of a protest organized by nurses.
- New report due out.
Lars Leijonborg’s announcement that he will step down as chairman of the Karolinska Institute board comes ahead of the presentation of an inquiry into the prestigious institute’s handling of the Macchiarini affair.
- National Drinking Water Coordinator: Climate change is placing more pressure on drinking water production.(2:42 min)More reports of tainted water.
In Sweden - the land of almost 100,000 lakes and 30,000 islands in its capital, Stockholm - water is a point of pride and not only for its natural beauty but also for its refreshing drinkability.