- Criticism of plans to sell.
A German state government wants a swift answer from the Swedish government on whether it will force Vattenfall to close its polluting coal plants.
- 31 oktober kl 14:02
Israel recalls its ambassador over recognition of Palestine
Israel recalled its ambassador to Sweden last night to protest the government`s recognition of a Palestinian state. Israel was quick to condemn Sweden`s announcement and said Ambassador Isaac Bachman`s leave would be "indefinite". Reporter: Frank Radosevich."Indefinitely".
Israel has removed its ambassador from Sweden and is considering downgrading diplomatic relations, reports Israeli paper Haaretz.
- Acted with undue haste.
The opposition parties in Sweden were critical of the government's recognition of a Palestinian state on Thursday, claiming it had acted in haste.
- Defence Minister says no plans for new study
A new study into Sweden’s international security cooperation recommends that there ought to be another study into whether Sweden should join the Western military alliance NATO.
- Stop anyone suspected of joining terrorist groups overseas.
Sweden's justice minister is investigating measures to stop people from fighting alongside terrorist groups, saying legislation banning the practice should be ready by next year.
- The Nordics dominate.
Sweden is holding steady in fourth place at a new survey looking at gender equality around the world.
- Cuts proposed in Swedish Institute programs.
A high-profile former Swedish politician, diplomat and media chief has criticized the government’s proposals to cut off funding for courses in Swedish abroad.
- Ministers gather for Nordic Council meeting in Stockholm.
Concern about Russia’s military aggressiveness was expressed as Nordic and Baltic prime ministers met in Stockholm Monday, on the eve of the Nordic Council’s regular session here.
- Controversial decision within Sweden.
The Social Democratic-led government informed the Parliamentary committee on foreign affairs today that they intend to make the formal decision to recognize the state of Palestine "shortly", reports news agency TT.
- 27 oktober kl 15:12
Esayas Isak on his brother Dawit
The Swedish journalist Dawit Isaak, who has been in prison in Eritrea for thirteen years without trial, is fifty today. His brother Esayas and daughter Betlehem have spent years campaigning for his release. Radio Sweden spoke to Esayas Isak from his home in Gothenburg and asked him how he was feeling today on his brother`s fiftieth birthday.Dawit Isaak 50 years old today.
The Swedish journalist Dawit Isaak, who has been in prison in Eritrea for thirteen years without trial, is fifty today.