Even though the post-election political shuffling has not yet resulted in a government, the youth wing of the conservative Moderates (MUF) wants their parent party to submit a budget motion.
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- Chair 11.
The Swedish Academy presented a new member today: literature professor Mats Malm is taking over chair number 11 from Klas Östergren.
- Rather than lesser crimes.
About 15 people suspected of cheating on the test to get into Swedish universities have been charged with felonies, and face up to two years in prison.
- Investigated for eight years.
Two leaders of a Swedish oil company are to be prosecuted for assisting serious war crimes in Sudan.
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The widow of the murdered Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, Lisbeth Palme has died after an illness, says her family. Lisbeth Palme was 87.
She was one of the few witnesses when her husband was shot and killed in 1986 in central Stockholm.
- Third quarter.
Ericsson made SEK 2.7 billion in net profits during the third quarter, marking the first time since 2016 the telecoms giant was profitable.
- SEK 70 billion.
Swedish bank SEB has been named as one of the banks taking part in what has been called Europe's biggest tax swindle.
- Record wait.
On Sunday, six weeks will have passed since the election, and Sweden is nowhere near having a new government. Never before has it taken this long to form a government in this country.
- Winter Olympics 2026.
Last week, politicians in Stockholm closed the door on a bid for the Winter Olympics in 2026. But the Swedish Olympic Committee is refusing to throw in the towel, launching a charm offensive on Wednesday this week.
A small crowd demonstrated outside of the Chinese embassy in Stockholm on Wednesday, to demand that the Swedish citizen Gui Minhai be released.
- Close to Trump.
Sweden may soon have a new ambassador from the United States, and this could signal closer cooperation.
- Around 159 films from 60 countries.
The multi-award winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi will be in Stockholm next month to be recognised for his 'visionary' film work.
- No change in the law.
The Social Insurance Agency has been cutting people's sick pay because of pressure from the centre-left government, and an expert says this threatens citizens’ legal rights.
- Men in Sweden.
The majority (79 percent) of men in a new survey on the impact of the #MeToo movement believe that it has been positive for gender equality in Sweden, but fewer said the movement led them to question their own behavior.
Sweden has the lowest proportion of people living in 'serious material deprivation' in EU. Just over 1 percent compared to the EU average of 7 percent.