The poorer neighborhoods in Sweden get state subsidies but the government says this scheme makes the local areas compete with each other.
- Government wants to discontinue program.
- (4:54 min)17 december kl 17:13
Coffee war as Starbucks expands in Sweden?
"Love it or hate it, a giant American coffee chain - whose name you might be able to guess - has slowly been dipping into the Swedish market for a few years now, but the company just opened two flagship cafes in the heart of Stockholm this month, and another opening downtown is slated for spring. The company also has other plans to expand, and Radio Sweden`s Brett Ascarelli found out what all this means for the competition, and how coffee-drinkers feel about the new bean on the block."First in central Stockholm.
Love it or hate it, a giant American coffee chain has slowly been dipping into the Swedish market for a few years now. The company just opened two flagship cafes in the heart of Stockholm this month, and another opening downtown is slated for spring. What does this mean for the competition and for coffee-drinkers?
- Migration Board says would mean more work.
Christian Democratic party leader Göran Hägglund's proposals to change Sweden's asylum policy are being met with some harsh criticism from organizations like Save the Children and Amnesty International, and the Migration Board itself.
- Wanted a stable landlord.
Former Abba member Björn Ulvaeus has bought the building which contains Abba The Museum on the island of Djurgården in central Stockholm.
- Swedish Radio unearthed the database.
Swedish prosecutors are to investigate a police database which includes sensitive information, and what could be seen as offensive judgements, about the victims of domestic abuse.
- Denmark and Iceland ranked higher.
Sweden's men's football team has slumped even further in Fifa's new international ranking, falling a notch to 44th place. That is its worst ever placing, Swedish Radio's sports department reports.
- Stockholm council wants to build houses on site.
Former Social Democrat minister Anders Sundström has been given the job of seeing if Stockholm's city-centre Bromma Airport can be closed and flights transferred to the larger Arlanda Airport north of the city.
- More details on Friday.
The huge cuts scheduled for state support for small cultural magazines in Sweden are now being reconsidered after a debate Thursday in Parliament.
- (4:05 min)18 december kl 15:53
"We believe this will grant a shorter pass to labor market"
Immigration has been a hot button issue in Swedish politics, not the least in the recent elections and budget chaos. And today, the party leader of the Cristian Democrats, Göran Hägglund, is proposing changes in Swedish immigration politics to lower the costs of immigration. Emma Henriksson, group leader for the Christian Democrats in Parliament, speaks with Radio Sweden's Ylva Mossing.Prime Minister Löfven critical.
The centre-right Christian Democrats proposed widespread changes in Swedish immigration politics to lower the costs of immigration today.
- (4:09 min)18 december kl 15:26
Analysis: government parties drop key policies
The Greens have abandoned hopes of stopping a major road project, the Stockholm bypass. And the Social Democrats have dropped a key election promise on creating trainee jobs. Radio Sweden asked political scientist, professor Jonas Hinnfors at the University of Gothenburg, what this means. Reporter: Ylva Mossing.
The Greens have abandoned hopes of stopping a major road project, the Stockholm bypass.
- Stockholm bypass.
The Green Party says it will no longer keep trying to freeze work on the Stockholm highway bypass project.
- Arson suspected.
Around 1:30 Thursday morning there was a powerful explosion and fire in Rinkeby, a suburb in northern Stockholm.