How significant was the government reshuffle? Not very, one political scientist tells Radio Sweden about Prime Minister Stefan Löfven's minister selections Wednesday.
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- Newcomers are experienced politicians.
- Greens hold six spots.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented three new cabinet members and some shifted assignments for current ministers at the announcement about the government reshuffle Wednesday.
- Non-Swedish speakers at legal disadvantage.
A study shows that people who require translators during legal proceedings are less likely to get fair treatment.
- Method criticized.
Sweden is set to begin testing the age of individuals who apply for asylum as unaccompanied minors as soon as this autumn.
- Expect delays.
After a radar system failure grounded flights at several airports on Thursday, aviation officials are now trying to get traffic up and running again.
- "Reduced capacity".
A radar issue has grounded flights at Stockholm's Arlanda and Bromma airports as well as Gothenburg's Landvetter airport, according to Swedish airport operator Swedavia, triggering delays and disruptions around the country.
- A Stockholm court convicts a man for participating in the Rwandan Genocide. The Greens declare a "new start." And an international robot conference visits the capital.
- Fewer actions but more violent.
Nazi and other right-wing groups are less active in Sweden but their actions tend to be more violent and harder to attribute to specific groups, suggests a survey by the anti-racist magazine Expo.
This week, the annual International Conference on Robotics and Automation trundled into the Swedish capital, bringing together robotics researchers and companies from around the world to present and exhibit their work - and even compete.
The criminal trial of eight young men, accused of involvement in a double murder at a Biskopsgården restaurant last year, begins Monday at the Gothenburg district court. According to news agency TT, the trial is among the court's biggest.
- Security, TTIP, climate.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, along with leaders of the other Nordic countries, are meeting US President Barack Obama at the White House on Friday, to discuss security policy, climate issues, migration and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP.
- Final Saturday.
Is he sorry? Radio Sweden asked the Swedish singer Frans Jeppsson Wall what's the worst part of being in the limelight. People notice him less for his music than for his fame, he said.
- Got sick from flu vaccine.
Parliament has voted on the compensation for those who contracted narcolepsy after receiving vaccinations for the swine flu in 2009. The maximum amount was set to SEK 10 million.
- Foreign students' tuitions.
The precedent-setting case of an American student who sued a Swedish university for her tuition is set to start next week and highlights the regulatory vacuum around the rights of foreign college students.
- Entrepreneur Tyler Crowley: "I didn't want politicians to think that this was just a Spotify issue"(3:49 min)1 av 7This entrepreneur originally from South Africa would like to see more free, open "shacks" that entrepreneurs can work from in Stockholm. Photo: Brett Ascarelli / Radio Sweden.3 av 7Tyler Crowley organized the demonstration outside the Swedish Parliament. Photo: Brett Ascarelli / Radio Sweden.4 av 7Mats Persson, Liberal MP, wants modern and competitive tax rules that would benefit entrepreneurs. Photo. Brett Ascarelli / Radio Sweden5 av 7Following open letter from Spotify founders.
A number of entrepreneurs in Sweden, gathered outside Parliament, or Riksdag, on Wednesday, to ask politicians to introduce what they see as more favorable conditions for startup companies to grow.