Our coverage of news about Sweden
- (2:09 min)1 september kl 16:41
This Sunday, the southern Skåne county was hit by unexpected flash-floods that houses and roads flooded, with cars and buses trapped in the water. The Swedish weather service had failed to issue a weather warning and for many residents, the floodwaters came as a complete surprise. For one woman in Malmö, the story could have ended badly. Gaby Katz filed this report.Flooded basement.
A trip to the laundry room quickly became a nightmare for a Malmö resident who was trapped in a lift which quickly filled up with water.
- 1 september kl 14:19
Radio Sweden interviews Liberal Party leader Jan Björklund
Radio Sweden`s Dave Russell interviews the Liberal Party leader and Education minister Jan Björklund ahead of the general election."I know a lot of teachers don't like grading"
Sweden goes to the polls in September, and in the run-up to the election, Radio Sweden is talking to the party leaders of this country's eight main political parties to find out where they stand on the main issues, and discover what their top political priorities are.
- Announced in January.
Ruben Östlund's movie Force Majeur (Turist) has been selected as Sweden's submission to the 2015 Academy Awards.
- Environmentally friendly.
A Nordic diet is just as healthy as a Mediterranean one, a new study shows.
- (5:18 min)1 september kl 15:48
Alliance election manifesto
Two weeks left to the election and this morning the four centre-right parties of the Alliance (that has governed Sweden for the past 8 years) presented their joint election manifesto. Much of its content had already been revealed in advance, but it was a chance for the parties to show they know how to compromise and agree on how the country should be governed. Radio Sweden`s Ulla Engberg went along for the presentation."Unique statements".
The ruling centre-right Alliance promised billions worth of reforms for next year - many of them within education - in their joint election manifesto on Monday.
The Skåne region is still reeling from the effects of yesterday's flash-floods, but the water is slowly subsiding.
- New election pledges.
The centre-right government Alliance celebrated creating 300,000 new jobs since they came to power eight years ago at an election event in Stockholm Sunday.
- Started in Malmö.
Leading Swedish politicians, including Liberal Party ministers Birgitta Ohlsson, Maria Arnholm and Erik Ullenhag, as well as Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven and former leader Mona Sahlin have taken part in a march to protest against anti-semitism in Sweden.
- Swedish PM pleased.
EU leaders agreed last night to new sanctions against Russia, following the movement of Russian troops into Ukraine.
- Mortgage payments.
The International Monetary Fund says Swedish households borrow too much, and that could be risky for the Swedish economy and lead to instability.
- Police looking for witnesses.
Over 40 cars have been vandalised in Jönköping overnight, local police say.
- Rain not forecast.
The southern Swedish county of Skåne was hit by flash-floods Sunday morning.