Next week Sweden's annual meeting of journalists, lobbyists, local and national politicians starts on the Swedish island of Gotland.
- Week-long political event.
- On Sunday.
The Moderates will leave the government-led defence talks, unless more money is set aside for defence in this autumn's budget, said party leader Anna Kinberg Batra on the party's day at Almedalen Week.
- On Saturday.
The Green Party focused its day at Almedalen Week on how the party is pushing for changes to improve the environment, through various taxes and support of green investments.
- Focus on healthcare.
The Sweden Democrats have contacted several academics to put together a report in an effort to move away from their white supremacist and Nazi roots. They hope to become known as the "new healthcare party".
The welfare state seems set to become a key battleground in the run-up to the 2018 general election with the Christian Democrats becoming the latest party to wade into the debate during Almedalen Week.
- Pushing for a ban.
Members of a militant neo-Nazi organisation have begun to arrive on the Baltic island of Gotland to attend the political week of Almedalen for the first time. Despite protests, the Nordic Resistance Movement has been given a stall for the weekend.
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- Election promise.
Sweden's Social Democrats have promised to pump at least SEK 20 billion into propping up the country's health and welfare system if they win the next election.
- Renew Swedish Model.
The leader of Sweden's Centre Party has discounted the chance of a grand coalition between Sweden's centre-left and centre-right after next year's election.
- Almedalen Week.
Liberal Party leader Jan Björklund has warned of a future Sweden with large divisions in society including a permanent underclass with lowly educated immigrants.
- Sjöstedt: We see parents waiting for hours with their children in the emergency room1:32 min 1:32 minGrowing social divisions.
Left Party leader Jonas Sjöstedt laid into Sweden’s ruling Social Democrats in the opening speech at Sweden’s Almedalen political festival.
- Revelations of corruption at National Audit Office, dozens of sex offenses reported at Swedish festivals, commuters still face grueling journey from Denmark to Sweden, and the take away from Almedalen
- Jonas Sjöstedt in Almedalen.
The Left party focused their day in Almedalen on criticising the Social Democrat led government. "Far too much of the unfairness from the (centre-right) Alliance years in government is still there," said party leader Jonas Sjöstedt.
- Party leader Anna Kinberg Batra.
The center-right Moderate Party wants to step up integration efforts for immigrants and asylum seekers by tying state aid and resident permits to attending mandatory courses on the Swedish language and society.
- Answers tough questions.
The Green Party is taking the stage today at Almedalen and is attempting to turn the focus back to the party’s core ideals after a string of political setbacks struck the co-governing party.