Radio Sweden meets TV gardener John Taylor as he races to get the Malmö Garden Show ready for its June 2 opening.
Our coverage of news about Sweden
- Getting ready for this year's garden show.
- Political scientist: They have failed on a number of important environmental issues(4:22 min) (4:22 min)Conference in Linköping.
A political scientist attending the Green Party conference tells Radio Sweden that, in order to reverse negative polling trends, the party needs to steer government politics in a “green direction”.
- Fewer recruitments among young people.
Criminal gangs in Malmö are losing members, and the defections are attributed to an escalation in gang violence there over the past year.
- Party congress in Linköping.
As the Green Party conference kicks off on Friday, a fresh poll of polls shows that the Social Democrats' coalition government partner has dropped below the 4-percent threshold to stay in parliament.
- Football's showcase final in Stockholm featuring Manchester United is overshadowed by the UK's worst terrorist atrocity in over a decade.
- No more checks.
It has been a few weeks since Sweden suspended ID checks on the the bridge between Denmark and southern Sweden. Radio Sweden went to see how the cross-border commute has changed.
- Press conference.
Marianne Ny, the Swedish prosecutor investigating a rape accusation against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, will hold a press conference in Stockholm today to provide an update on the seven-year long case.
- Shock announcement.
A member of parliament for Sweden's opposition, conservative Moderate Party has defected to the far-right Sweden Democrats, which signals a step forward in its push to be seen as a serious party.
- Employer’s mistake.
Sweden's opposition has sharply criticised a decision to deport a top app developer back to Pakistan, warning that the migration agency's inflexibility is hurting national competitiveness.
The Swedish army recruitment agency has now sent letters to almost every 18-year-old eligible for the draft next year. Radio Sweden asked one of them, a US dual-citizen, how he feels about it.
- Call for vigilance
The global cyber-attack spread to China on Monday but in Sweden the damage is still minor, with only three companies or organisations affected. However, it is too soon to say the threat is over, says the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB).
- Child’s murder case reopened, the impact of the French election, and a top Swedish baker talks fika(24 min) (24 min)The high-profile murder case of a four-year-old boy named Kevin has been reopened.
- Electrical fault.
"It feels like a ghost train that never moves" says one passenger trapped inside a dark, powerless Gothenburg-bound train for almost five hours last night.
- Another six months.
The government said on Wednesday that Sweden will once again extend its border controls within the Schengen area for another six months.
- Labour market.
Sweden's unemployment rate rose in April for the first time since 2013, leading critics to call for a change to speed-up the two-year integration programme for newly arrived immigrants to find work.