Profits made by private companies running free schools and elderly care homes would be capped to a maximum ceiling of seven percent of operative capital in a proposal by the government and Left Party.
- Unlikely to pass parliament.
- After harassment accusations.
In the wake of the #metoo movement in Sweden, the former party leader of the Left Party, Lars Ohly, has decided to leave the party in protest against how he has been treated after accusations of sexual harassment.
- Left party demand.
All Swedish residents over the age of 22, including non-citizens, are entitled to SEK 150-300 per year to spend on dental care. In next week’s autumn budget, the Government will announce plans to double this subsidy.
- 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.
- SKL wants law change.
The Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL) says more local councillors are affected by threats, and social media makes it easier for people to try to influence elected politicians.
- 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.
- Laid groundwork for modern left.
Left Party - Communists leader from 1964-1975, C-H Hermansson, has died. He helped usher in the modern left in Sweden during his time as party leader.
- 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.
- Brits apply for citizenship in record numbers. Experts tell us how a Brexit vote may affect Swedish politics and economy. And Bergman Week kicks off on Fårö.
- 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.
- Opposition mainly abstained.
Swedish lawmakers passed a law that demands identity documents for travellers to Sweden, including making train and bus companies police this rule.
- Sweden Democrats on the rise.
The governing Social Democrats and Greens have the lowest voter support in many years according to an opinion poll conducted by Novus and published by Swedish Radio News on Saturday.
- One of the party's top prioties.
Sweden's Left Party has persuaded the government to set aside an annual SEK 280 million in the upcoming fall budget to improve the mental health of children and young people under the age of 30, Swedish Radio News reports.
- Part of the fall budget.
The red-green government and the Left Party propose that seniors over the age of 85 should not have to pay for doctor's appointments, news agency TT reports.