Our coverage of news about Sweden
- Swedish response to coup attempt in Turkey. Sweden to double number of troops in Iraq. Fifth anniversary of Utöya massacre. Should alcohol belong in frozen desserts sold in Swedish stores?
- In some municipalities.
Black trash bags are to be banned at several recycling centers around Sweden.
- Further review needed.
Scandinavia's largest banking group, Nordea, has blocked 68 accounts after suspicions arose during an internal investigation of the bank’s procedures after the Panama Paper leaks.
- Swedish Migration Agency.
Plans for modular housing to help solve the housing shortage for asylum seekers have been halted.
- Swedes advised not to travel there.
Due to an attempted military coup that plunged Turkey into chaos Friday night, the Swedish foreign ministry has advised against all non-essential travel to the country, until further notice.
- During a staff shortage.
Recently 25 nurses resigned from the Uppsala University Hospital in protest against changes to their working conditions, and Radio Sweden has looked into why.
- Seasonal reasons and amortization rules.
Swedish apartment prices dipped slightly last month ahead of their annual summer dip, a change that one real estate group is attributing to new amortization rules.
- New mortgage rules in effect.
Stockholm apartment prices fell for the second month in a row, while house prices continued to grow, according to new sales figures from June.
- Olympics 2016.
With less than 25 days until the start of the Summer Olympics in Brazil, Sweden has named 151 athletes to its national squad and hopes to win more medals than the eight won in London.
- Score of 3/9 now enough.
Sweden estimates it will need thousands more police officers in the coming years, and in order to boost flagging recruitment numbers the national police force will lower the requirement for its intelligence test result.
- Revelations of corruption at National Audit Office, dozens of sex offenses reported at Swedish festivals, commuters still face grueling journey from Denmark to Sweden, and the take away from Almedalen
- 1 av 6There are often queues to the ID-checks at Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. Photo: Ulla Engberg/SR3 av 6Francois Polito is among the 15,000 people who commute between Denmark and Sweden every day. Photo: Ulla Engberg/SR4 av 6Michael Randropp is the spokesperson for the Kystbanen Commuter Club, which has seen membership swell from 2,000 to 3,000. Many of the new members are living in Sweden. Photo: Ulla Engberg/SR5 av 6Commuter: It is taking a lot of energy.
Six months after border ID-checks were introduced for people travelling from Denmark to Sweden, the extra travel time for commuters is estimated to cost society several hundred million kroner. The personal toll, however, is harder to measure.
A foreign submarine spotted in the southern part of the Stockholm archipelago last year was likely German, according to anonymous sources speaking with Swedish Radio News.