Swedish student debt is growing. According to CSN, the agency that administers student loans and grants here, the average debt facing a graduate here went up by SEK 4000 during 2014, to SEK 136,200.
- Average now more than SEK 136,000
- Nightmare theme.
Summer is here, and that means the opening of Stockholm’s main amusement park, Gröna Lund. But this summer is not all about smiles and sunshine. This summer they want you to scream.
- Departure time put back and mission change.
The Swedish relief effort to Nepal was delayed by several hours on Monday and the original task of helping in the search for people buried beneath the rubble in Kathmandu, switched to aiding with logistical support.
- "Deficiencies in training".
Two Jas 39 Gripen fighter jets narrowly avoided a mid-air collision by just 30 metres last year, it has emerged.
- Internal strife in Sweden Democrats
The Sweden Democrats' party members' committee on Monday decided to expel youth wing leaders Gustav Kasselstrand and William Hahne and five others from the party.
- Following Nepal quake.
Swede Robin Trygg is one of hundreds of climbers stranded thousands of meters above sea level in the mountains of the Himalayas and fears the glacier above him, on Mount Cho Oyu, may split at any time.
- Help with development.
The Swedish branch of the Red Cross and Stockholm City Mission want undocumented children to have the right to attend preschool, Swedish Radio News reports.
- Free lunch at Rosenbad.
Four Swedish police officers who broke up a fight on a subway train while on vacation in New York City will be treated to lunch for their off-duty work by the Swedish government.
- Kidnapped by the Nusra Front.
Two Swedes held hostage in Syria have been released and reunited with their families with the help of Palestinian and Jordanian authorities, news agency TT reports.
- Magnitude of 7.8.
Although many were traveling in the area as tourists or on business, no Swedes appear to have been hurt or killed during the huge earthquake that rocked Nepal on Saturday.
- Incorrectly labelled.
Agriculture officials are sharpening their inspection of strawberries labelled as being grown in Sweden, saying many sellers lie about where their berries come from.
- Testifies before Committee on the Constitution.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven testified before parliament’s Committee on the Constitution Friday for the first time since he took office last Fall.
He had to answer a number of questions, including defending his government’s recognition of Palestine as a sovereign state, as well as the controversy over the future of Stockholm’s Bromma city airport and an unsuccessful proposal for changes in primary care.
- Foreign Ministry reviewing genocide recognition.
Swedish Armenians and Assyrians gathered today for the centennial commemoration of the 1915 genocide of Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks. An estimated 1.5 million people were killed in the Ottoman Empire in present day Turkey.
The shrimp commonly fished along the Swedish west coast is a threatened species according to a new report by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.