Up to 5,000 people joined a Saturday demonstration against the introduction of congestion charges in Gothenburg, Sweden's second city.
- Protesters oppose train tunnel project, too.
- Largest lake in the EU.
A regional council in western Sweden has backed a proposal to export drinking water from lake Vänern, saying it would be an “act of solidarity”.
Staffing shortages at the Armed Forces has the military's underwater reconnaissance centre operating with only half its staff, Swedish Radio News reports.
- Official proposal in December.
Front-runner Anna Kinberg Batra is to be asked to become the new leader of the conservative Moderates, TV4 news reports, following a meeting of the party's nominations committee.
- Awarded in Stockholm this evening.
Sweden's most prestigious journalism awards were handed out in Stockholm Thursday evening, with the honorary prize awarded to long-time TV presenter Malou von Sivers.
- Hoping for a live-link.
Whistleblower Edward Snowden will not be coming to Stockholm to receive his Right Livelihood Prize, it has been announced today.
- Majority in transport committee.
The Swedish Parliament may demand the government allow construction of the Stockholm bypass to start again at new year, news agency TT reports.
- (7:03 min)20 november kl 16:13
Wearable sensors to help you get just the right amount of light
"Around this time of year, you probably know there`s not much sunlight in Sweden, and this has been a particularly gray November. Light research is getting special attention here right now, as scientists at the Light Research Center in Troy, New York and at Lund University in Sweden are joining forces to see whether they can keep people from getting sick by surrounding them with just the right amount of light - tailored individually for them. Professor Thorbjörn Laike, at Lund University, works with environmental psychology, and explains that the project aims to save energy and make home lighting better."Lights at home would automatically adjust.
Scientists at Lund University in Sweden have joined forces with the Light Research Center in Troy, New York, to see whether they can keep people from getting sick by surrounding them with just the right amount of light - tailored individually for them.
- (6:20 min)20 november kl 15:50
Meet Sweden's first film ambassador
"The Swedish Film Institute is putting children`s movies in focus today after naming its first film ambassador. Suzanne Osten will take up the 2-year post that will work toward both spotlighting and improving films geared toward younger audiences. Osten has worked as a screenwriter and director of films and plays over the past 40 years. Radio Sweden`s Frank Radosevich sat down with her this morning to find out what she believes children should be watching."Osten wants to discuss values.
The Swedish Film Institute is putting children's movies in focus today after naming its first film ambassador, Suzanne Osten, who will work to try to get films that are geared towards younger audiences to be more interesting.
- A sign of "compromise".
Israel's ambassador Isaac Bachman will return to Sweden on 29 November in a "compromise" gesture after he was called home to Israel three weeks ago in protest against Sweden's official recognition of the state of Palestine.
- Writes open letter.
The stressed-out leader of the Sweden Democrats, Jimmie Åkesson, who's been off work since October has written an open letter to supporters in which he says "just now my batteries are empty".
- Detention order still stands.
Sweden's Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal by Julian Assange's lawyers to have his detention set aside.