Sweden's prime minister has given his reaction after the UK triggered the official Brexit process with the delivery of the letter invoking Article 50 to the European Council in Brussels.
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- International investigation.
The Swedish bank Nordea is subject to a major international money-laundering probe, the Danish newspaper Berlingske reported on Monday night. It now turns out that Handelsbanken, Swedbank and SEB are also involved.
- Documents leaked to international media.
Nordea and Danske Bank are involved in a major international money-laundering probe, according to documents seen by the Danish newspaper Berlingske.
- Will brief politicians and media.
Sweden's prime minister Stefan Löfven has outlined a three-point plan to stop foreign powers from influencing the coming 2018 election.
- Security report.
Sweden's security service Säpo plans to boost security around politicians during the 2018 election following the murder of British MP Jo Cox, the agency's head has told Radio Sweden.
- Dutch result backs Swedish approach.
The election result in The Netherlands shows that mainstream parties can successfully combat right-wing populist parties by refusing to work with them, validating the approach in Sweden, according to a leading academic.
- Has most support among Sweden Democrats.
Eighty per cent of Swedes dislike US president Donald Trump and only 10 percent like him, according to a new survey carried out by the Novus polling company and commissioned by Swedish Radio.
- Criticised by human-rights activists.
Sweden’s minister for enterprise and innovation, Mikael Damberg, has signed a defence cooperation deal with Colombia - an important milestone for Saab, which wants to export Gripen fighter jets to the South American nation.
- Citizenship applications tripled.
As Britain's parliament opened the way on Monday for the UK to trigger Article 50, meaning the process of leaving the European Union could soon be underway, Brits in Sweden are rushing to apply for Swedish citizenship.
- Super election year.
Dutch expats in Sweden have been giving their views on Wednesday's parliamentary election in the Netherlands, which is widely seen as a barometer of whether the populist movements behind Brexit and Trump will sweep away centrist parties in Europe this year.
- Central Congo.
Helicopters are being used in the search for a kidnapped Swedish UN worker who has gone missing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but as of Tuesday morning the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs had no new information about the woman's whereabouts, news agency TT reports.
- Held rally in Stockholm suburb.
Sweden's prime minister, Stefan Löfven, has given Turkey the green light to campaign in Sweden ahead of a referendum on expanding presidential powers in Turkey - a vote that Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has pushed for.
- Azerbaijan bribery case.
Several employees at the Swedish offices of plane and train manufacturer Bombardier are suspected of bribery and a Russian employee was detained Friday for allegedly "colluding” with Azerbaijan railway.
- "Achtung Fake News."
The German foreign ministry is warning of fake news being spread about Sweden, after a right-wing party claimed the ministry had warned people about travelling to Sweden.
- Nils Bildt.
The American television channel Fox News incorrectly presented a man as a defense and national security advisor for Sweden even though he himself said has never worked with the Swedish military or government.