The EU Commission is expected to propose a visa-free deal with Turkey, as part of its plan to reduce refugee flows from Turkey, but some Swedish MEPs have already decided to vote against it, and others are sceptical.
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- EU Parliament can stop the deal.
Gothenburg City will be allowed to replace the Göta Älv bridge with a lower one, a court ruled on Wednesday.
- New rifts revealed.
Having been in opposition since the 2014 election, the four centre-right Alliance parties have this year chosen to present their shadow spring budgets separately, revealing new differences among each other.
- Fears of mass immigration.
Sweden is joining France and Germany in calling for an "emergency brake" on the proposed EU-Turkey travel agreement, to be used if many Turkish citizens claim asylum.
- Counts on long-term gains.
Spending to the tune of SEK 100 million, Stockholm City council is doing what it can to grab the attention of the world during next week's Eurovision Song Contest, which will be seen by over 200 million people around the world. The city hopes its investment will pay off.
- World Press Freedom Day.
As Sweden observes World Press Freedom Day media watchdogs salute Turkish and Syrian journalists, and media heads decry a mobile phone deal they say threatens net neutrality.
- 1 av 2Photo: WWF2 av 2Sustainable fishing guide.
In the World Wildlife Fund's annual consumer guide for sustainable fishing released today, consumers of west coast shrimp were given the thumbs up while consumers of Baltic and Barents cod were cautioned.
- Shadow spring budget
The opposition Moderate Party wants to increase spending on education in order to tackle social exclusion.
- A hundred more.
The government will provide more spots in holding centers for migrants who have had their asylum applications rejected and who need to leave the country.
- No major clashes.
A major police operation is credited with preventing potential conflict as a neo-Nazi group mobilized for May Day in a small central Swedish town.
- Thousands under suspicion.
7,200 pap smear tests conducted in Norrbotten County over a four-year period will be re-evaluated after a follow-up check found that an employee had deemed cell samples of twenty women as normal, when in fact, they were abnormal and needed treatment.
- Part of measures to curb migration.
Sweden wants to hold on to the right to enforce border controls, which would otherwise become illegal according to EU free movement rules.
- Sponsored by Migration Agency.
Swedish media should emphasize the personal experience of immigrants and not focus on their costs to society, according to a group of refugees who have developed a list of points for how media coverage should change.
- May Day.
In his speech to demonstrators on the 1st of May, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented details about 5,000 temporary jobs in the public sector.