Sweden's Foreign Ministry is seeking to settle some widespread claims that have been made about Sweden in a webpage it launched on Thursday.
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- Website about migration and crime.
- American newspaper.
Jimmie Åkesson and Mattias Karlsson, the leading figures in the Sweden Democrat party, have written an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, in which they say Donald Trump is right in what he said about immigration and crime in Sweden.
- Discrimination and asylum.
Sweden is once again criticized by Amnesty International for its treatment of Romani and Sami peoples and its tightening of its asylum laws.
- Slow down.
Wet snow in central and northern Sweden has triggered traffic accidents Wednesday morning, especially in urban areas.
- Residents react.
Many people in Rinkeby were upset and devastated by the destruction following the turmoil in the suburb on Monday evening.
- Rinkeby unrest.
Home affairs minister Anders Ygeman says he is supporting the police who are intervening in the suburbs, and that it will lead to safer places for people to live in.
- Many go from "expats" to "inpats."
Sweden’s welfare system is a major pull factor for skilled workers from across the world, and Swedish companies are trying to attract international talent by promoting the country’s image as a place where you can achieve a healthy work-life balance.
- Rumours and disinformation.
News stories in foreign media portraying Sweden in a bad light peaked about a year ago, when many refugees were coming to Europe. But the Swedish Institute is unsure whether it has had a lasting effect on the image of Sweden abroad.
- In 286 of 290 municipalities.
The income gap between rich and poor has been on the rise and the number of middle class households has fallen in almost every municipality in Sweden, according to a survey by the newspaper Dagens Samhälle.
- So-called no-go zone.
Hallunda, south of Stockholm, is one of the areas defined by police as "particularly vulnerable." Here, people generally seem to take the talk of 'no-go zones' in their stride.
- Foreign policy outlook.
Presenting the Swedish government's annual foreign policy statement today, Foreign Minister Margot Wallström spoke of the need to maintain a political dialogue with Russia.
- Vulnerable areas.
When the police authority a few years ago identified over 50 areas that needed prioritising, it was turned into a story about 'no-go zones' in Sweden. There is no such thing, says local police chief Erik Åkerlund.
- Anniversary today.
Love is in the air as Swedish Radio celebrates 40 years of local news broadcast all over the country.