Radio Sweden's coverage of Sweden and international events
- Artist Lars Vilks.
A 20-year-old American was sentenced to five years in prison by a court in Philadelphia on Thursday for being part of a terror plot to kill Swedish artist Lars Vilks.
- EU figures.
Sweden has the lowest rate of long-term unemployment in the EU, according to website Europaportalen.
- Stacking work contracts.
Sweden's temporary employment rules could land the country in the European Court of Justice for not doing enough to protect workers.
- 15 april kl 15:46
Saab has inked a deal with German ThyssenKrupp which will allow the Swedish defense manufacturer to become a major manufacturer and exporter of naval warfare technology.Navy yard.
Swedish defense manufacturer Saab plans to take over the shipyard operations of German-owned Kockums in three Swedish cities.
- 14 april kl 16:24
The crisis in Ukraine is making headlines again today, this time with Kiev demanding pro-Kremlin militias who have seized government buildings in the east to disarm. Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated over the weekend and today EU foreign ministers are meeting for talks dominated by the turmoil. Radio Sweden spoke to Swedish Radio`s correspondent in Kiev, Maria Persson Löfgren.Rule of law.
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has defended the right of the Ukrainian government to use force to get back the buildings in eastern Ukraine occupied by pro-Russian separatists.
- Quota refugee status.
A Syrian nurse who lost three of her daughters in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to flee to Europe has arrived in Stockholm.
- Submarine contracts.
Staff from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration left empty-handed after searching the offices of Kockums - the maritime and naval technology company.
- European elections.
Radio Sweden has asked the top candidates from the nine main political parties in Sweden what they think about a range of issues ahead of the upcoming European election on May 25th.
One of the hottest topics both nationally and on a European level is immigration and refugee policy.
Should refugees be able to seek asylum outside of the European Union, for example in embassies, and should the EU do anything to restrict freedom of movement within the EU itself?
- (2:10 min)11 april kl 16:01
An act of civil disobedience meant that an Iranian refugee in Sweden avoided deportation, or at least temporarily. Passengers aboard a flight from Östersund to Stockholm refused to fasten their seat belts. That prevented the pilots from taking off. The man, called Ghader Ghalemiri, tells Radio Sweden that he has launched a hunger strike and wants the UN to help find him save haven. Reporters: Kris Boswell/Besir Kavak/Olgica Lindquist.Deportation order.
A migrant whose deportation was delayed thanks to fellow passengers stopping his plane taking off tells Radio Sweden he has embarked on a hunger strike and his lawyer has appealed a new deportation order.