The educational system for specialist nurses in Sweden is in crisis. That's the assessment from Harriet Wallberg, University Chancellor and head of the Swedish Higher Education Authority.
- Education chancellor calls for reforms.
- Military continues to receive reports.
The Swedish military continued its search for a possible submarine intruder over the night and into its sixth day in the Stockholm archipelago and said it would not reduce its efforts to investigate numerous reports from civilians of underwater movements in the area.
- No further evidence of help for 2010 suicide bomber.
The investigation into a suicide bombing in Stockholm in 2010, in which only the bomber was killed, will be closed down, according to the deputy chief prosecutor Agnetha Hilding Qvarnström.
- Search operation to continue into sixth day.
The military called the intrusion into Swedish waters by a foreign underwater craft "totally unacceptable" and said its search for the mystery vessel would continue.
- General: may use weapons if necessary.
The Swedish military said Tuesday it is weeding through hundreds of reports about suspicious activity in the Stockholm archipelago and that it would not rule out the use of force if it came into contact with a foreign vessel.
- (4:08 min)21 oktober kl 16:22
Harmful chemicals used in hand mixers
Eight of twelve handheld food mixers leak harmful chemicals into food people prepare using them - that`s according to a new report out today by Stockholm University. What are these chemicals, how harmful are they, and why are these chemicals in food mixers in the first place. To find out, we spoke to the author of the report, Åke Bergman, professor in material and environmental chemistry.The compound causes cancer in rodents.
Eight of twelve handheld food blenders leak harmful chemicals into food people prepare using them - that's according to a new report out today by Stockholm University.
- Green leader promises long-term commitment.
Despite dicussions of a wide range of new taxes including on truck traffic and airflight, taxes which would have a direct impact on climate and environment account for little in the government's proposed package.
- Accounter holders asked about personal finances.
All Swedish bank customers will soon be required to prove that they do not owe taxes in the United States according to a new agreement between the countries, and some critics claim it may break EU rules.
- 20 oktober kl 22:31
Swedish board game designers take their games to the world`s largest board game convention, Essen Spiel in Germany. Over the past decade, the world of tabletop, analog board games has been experiencing a renaissance. Millions of people of all ages across the globe are choosing to set aside their digital devices and screens to sit across from friends at a table to play games like Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne, two games from Germany that helped spark the movement. These games are far from the Monopolies of days past, with complex strategy and immersive narrative experiences. Germany has been at the forefront of a board game Golden Age, and this is no more apparent than at the Essen Spiel board game convention, over one weekend in October in the small town of Essen, in western Germany. But it is not all about playing and buying hot new releases. Many budding designers travel to Essen hoping to find a company willing to publish and distribute their games. Sweden is known for its coBoard game fair has 150,000 visitors.
Swedish board game designers take their games to the world's largest board game convention, Essen Spiel in Germany.
- "Million Program" in Green's sights.
The newly-elected minority Social Democrat/Green government wants to earmark SEK 1.7 billion to support owners of apartment buildings in housing estates in the suburbs of Sweden's towns and cities, if they invest in renovations to improve energy efficiency.
- The first comprehensive study here.
How widespread are hate crimes against religious communities in Sweden? As society has become more secular and events in the outside world get confused with the faith of the participants, this seems to have become a problem here.
But it’s hard to say if hate crimes against faith communities here are on the increase, because there’s never been a comprehensive study into the problem. Until now...
- Far too few convictions in Sweden today.
In order to deal with the lack of complaints filed after a rape and few convictions, a new study is recommending that victims be given an advocate, what is known as a claimant counsel, as soon as possible. It would be similar to the immediate granting of defence counsel to charged suspects.
- (4:05 min)7 oktober kl 16:20
The world is paying this Scandinavian country to take its garbage, which means in real terms that Sweden is set to import about 1.5 million tonnes of the slimy stuff in 2014.Your trash is our trash.
The world is paying this Scandinavian country to take its garbage, which means in real terms that Sweden is set to import about 1.5 million tonnes of the slimy stuff in 2014.