Asylum seekers often face a wait of several years to start free Swedish language lessons, although they have the right to the lessons by law. The Red Cross in Sweden says that the law no longer works in practice and wants the government to put in extra resources.
- Need more resources.
- Left party not prepared to negotiate.
The Sweden Democrats has put its support behind the opposition Alliance and will demand a new investigation into the hotly debated topic of private companies making profits out of the welfare system.
- Refugees tortured in transit.
Some families in Sweden have been extorted for money after their relatives are kidnapped in Libya.
- Sweden again.
Andreas Önnerfors of Gothenburg University says that although Sweden takes a financial loss by hosting the Eurovision Song Contest, putting a price on cultural exchanges is impossible.
Sweden and Cambodia signed an agreement today to cooperate more in order to fight cross-border crime.
Despite strong job growth, unemployment is still high, according to remarks from the labor market minister, Ylva Johansson of the Social Democrats, at a press conference Monday morning.
- Metal associated with kidney and bone damage.
Many pasta varieties made in Sweden contain more of the dangerous heavy metal cadmium than do Italian-made varieties, according to analysis from the Swedish National Food Agency.
- Shoppers and residents evacuated after fire alarm.
A suburban Stockholm shopping mall was evacuated when gunmen robbed a jewelry shore there Saturday morning. It’s unclear if the two events are related, but at the time of the robbery smoke filled the Kista Galleria shopping center and the fire alarms went off.
- Today is National Park Day.
May 24 is National Park Day in Sweden, honoring the day 102 years ago when Parliament established this country’s first nine national parks. To mark the occasion Sunday, the Environmental Protection Agency named five new areas that it wants to be protected as national parks.
- "We have a lot of historic guilt"
The Swedish Transport Administration is to spend SEK 200 million on better electrical safety on lines and railyards because of current deficiencies, writes SVT, Swedish Television News.
- Events all over Sweden.
Sweden’s beloved children book hero Pippi Longstocking celebrated her 70th birthday on Friday, and today the event has been marked around Sweden.