As Almedalen week continues, a new report released there reveals that most foreign-born residents of Sweden are over-qualified for their jobs.
- Doctors driving taxis, the failure of integration
- Outage lasted one hour.
Trains have resumed traffic across the Öresund Bridge after problems on both sides caused major delays Wednesday afternoon.
- 30 degrees three days in a row.
The Swedish weather service SMHI has issued a class 1 warning for the Baltic coast and inland from Stockholm south to Kalmar, because of expected very high temperatures. Temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius or more are forecast from Thursday to Sunday.
- The best hang-over cure.
Although Almedalen is often seen as a serious and rigorous week of important political work and networking, the nightlife in the picturesque city of Visby in Gotland can get quite wild. As a result of binge-drinking and partying, the Swedish Church sets up nattskutor, literally translated to night ships - which serve as a waypoint where people can drink water on their way to or from a party. The resting points in the form of tents will be open each night between 9:30 pm and 4:00 am.
- ”Immigrant-critical” problematic.
Wednesday is the Sweden Democrats' day in Almedalen, and much attention will undoubtedly be given to the immigration/integration debate. Much criticism has been directed towards Swedish media being too lenient on the party, especially public service TV and Radio. One such critic is Professor in History of Ideas at Gothenburg University, Sven-Eric Liedman, who wrote an opinion piece today in newspaper Dagens Nyheter.
- More teaching in mother tongues.
Every year on 1 July a series of new laws go into effect in Sweden.
- Teachers need more time.
A recent report from the National Agency for Education found that 5 percent of sixth graders failed to pass a swim test and officials say work needs to be done to bring them up to speed.
- Investing in investigative reporting.
After spending 438 days in an Ethiopian prison, Swedish freelancer Martin Schibbye launched the Blank Spot Project, a crowd-funded digital platform that helps fund reporting about people and places that are rarely heard or seen in the news.
- Day two of Almedalen
Jobs, enterprise, and education were the focus when Prime Minister Stefan Löfven gave his speech at Almedalen Park on the island of Gotland yesterday.
- Will also take part in Stockholm Pride.
As she makes her debut as Christian Democrat leader at the Almedalen political week, Ebba Busch Thor says she might support free contraceptives for young women, as a means of reducing the number of abortions.
- Older brother to remain in custody.
The younger of two brothers held in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Lisa Holm has been released, but the older brother will be held another month.
- International connections suspected.
The first indictments in a major marijuana farming ring with international connections are now coming in Gothenburg, Swedish Radio News reports.
- Announced at Almedalen.
Christian Democrat leader Ebba Busch Thor called for Swedes who fight for IS to be charged with treason and for changes in labor legislation Tuesday, as her party prepared to host the third day of Sweden's major political summit in Almedalen, Gotland.
- Household items behind the problem.
The Baltic has long been called one of the world's most polluted seas and researchers on hand at Almedalen Week are hoping to convince people that cleaning up the water starts at home.
- To encourage good teachers.
The Social Democrats want to improve teacher pay by investing an extra SEK 3 billion for salaries. That was the message from the party leader and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Helene Hellmark Knutsson, the Minister for Higher Education, who spoke this afternoon at the Almedalen political gathering in Gotland.