We analyse the last parliamentary debate among the eight party leaders before the election.
- Last before election.
- Järva political week.
The Liberal Party leader attacked people who he said were competing to paint a negative picture of Sweden in the ongoing election campaign.
The Liberals announced on Thursday that their focus, going into the general elections this fall, will be on schools and integration, which they believe are decisive issues for Sweden's future.
Jan Björklund was re-relected as leader of the Liberal Party as the party's annual conference kicked-off in Västerås.
- Reaction to Batra resignation.
In reaction to Anna Kinberg Batra's resignation as leader of the Moderate Party, Liberal leader Jan Björklund called on his Alliance coaltion partner to now "close the door" to cooperation with the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats.
- New kind of employment contract.
The four centre-right opposition parties want to introduce a new form of employment, with 70 per cent of a normal starter salary, to try to bring more people who are young, or are new in Sweden, onto the labour market.
- Security fears.
The small Liberal Party wants to temporarily stop deportations to Afghanistan due to the security situation, but it is unclear whether the bigger opposition parties will support this move.
- 1 av 2Two candidates go on to second round.
Swedish politicians are lining up to support the centrist candidate in France's presidential election, with only the Sweden Democrats' Jimmie Åkesson backing his far-right rival.
- Björklund: 'It's unacceptable.'
The Liberal Party proposed widening Sweden's child marriage ban to include young migrants who have married overseas before coming to Sweden, party leader Jan Björklund told Swedish Radio.
- Moderate Party opens for cooperation.
The leader of Sweden's biggest opposition party remains committed to start working with anti-immigration populists, despite warnings from her liberal colleagues.
- Current government is weak minority.
The Center Party has warned its Moderate Party ally that the centre-right coalition will end if Moderates negotiate with Sweden Democrats.
Swedish Liberal MEP Jasenko Selimovic has been reprimanded by the EU parliament for his behaviour toward his parliamentary assistants constituting psychological harassment.
- An attack on free speech, according to MPs.
Turkey has tried to get Swedish authorities to close down a Sweden-based Kurdish TV channel. Now, Foreign Minister Margot Wallström should demand an explanation from Turkey's ambassador, according to the Liberal Party and the Left Party.
- Would mean cross-bloc coalition.
The Liberal Party is ready to form a government with the Social Democrats after the next election, saying it is to keep "extremists" from power.
- Heavy on benefits, short on change.
Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson's spring budget is optimistic, with forecasts of GDP growth and a steady decline in unemployment, but members of Sweden's political opposition say it fails to address the nation's long-term problems.