Home Affairs Minister Anders Ygeman held a press conference Friday after meeting with National Police Chief Dan Eliasson to discuss the ongoing crisis within the police force. Eliasson had vowed to account for how he plans to improve policing in Sweden.
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- Police chief will not step down.
- Response to Anna Kinberg Batra.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has slammed the Moderate Party's announcement that it is willing to bring the government down with support from the Sweden Democrats.
- Fadime Sahindal.
In the 15 years since a Swedish-Kurdish woman named Fadime Sahindal was murdered by her father, awareness of so-called honour crime has increased in Sweden, but more needs to be done, according to researchers and campaign groups.
- Shot to death.
Hundreds of people gathered outside Malmö's town hall today to honor the 16-year-old boy who was shot dead in the city's suburb Rosengård last week.
- SEB and Atlas Copco.
Annika Falkengren, president and CEO of the SEB bank, announced today that she will be leaving her post and Ronnie Leten, CEO of the Swedish industrial company Atlas Copco, is also stepping down.
- SEB bank.
Annika Falkengren, President and CEO of Sweden's SEB bank, announced Monday morning that she will be leaving her post this summer to join the Swiss wealth and asset management firm Lombard Odier Group.
- Police chief called to meet minister.
New figures from Swedish police show that the number of completed investigations dropped by ten percent in 2016.
- Several shootings this month.
A teenage boy was shot at a bus stop in the Rosengård neighborhood of Malmö on Thursday evening.
A competition to select an artistic memorial to honour the Swedish victims of the 2004 Asian tsunami in Stockholm is close to finding a winner. On Thursday, the works of five anonymous finalists were presented to media for general discussion and debate.
- Housing shortage.
The number of people waiting for a first-hand lease in Stockholm grew by almost 40,000 last year, according to a report by the city’s Housing Agency.
- Spending scandal.
Never before has the Church of Sweden lost so many members in a calendar year. Almost 86,000 chose to leave in 2016, reports news agency TT.
- Crime survey.
Swedes feel less safe in their own neighbourhoods, according to a fear of crime survey, with almost a third of women said to be scared of going out late at night.
- Want rules loosened.
Sweden’s local authorities are asking the government to relax restrictions on where they can build in order to house the country's growing population.
- Extremely cold in the north.
Large parts of Sweden were blanketed with snow this morning, making driving conditions difficult.
- Did not respond.
A fifth of Swedish municipalities fail to adhere to the constitution’s requirement for openness, an investigation by Swedish Radio has shown.