EU leaders met their counterparts from six Balkan nations for talks in Sofia while, at the same, they tried to salvage the Iran nuclear deal after America's departure left it on shaky ground.
- Bulgaria summit.
- After Brexit.
On Thursday the European Commission presented its proposal for a new seven-year budget.
- Berlin meeting.
At a joint press conference with German chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said both Sweden and Germany stand behind the UK's demand that Russia explain how a military-grade nerve toxin was used to poison a former double agent in England.
- What Sweden wants.
The National Trade Board warned Thursday, that after Brexit, it's going to be hard to replace the current simplicity, when it comes to trade between Great Britain and Sweden, with something that even comes close.
- Spring ahead, fall back.
The European Parliament called for a "thorough assessment" of the time change that happens two times a year, and Sweden's government has said it's open to revising the system.
- Social summit.
An EU summit to be held in Gothenburg - with jobs and economic growth topping the agenda - is facing criticism over disruption it will cause local businesses.
- Reforming Dublin Regulation.
The European Parliament has voted through new asylum rules that propose relocating refugees based on a quota system, but these have yet to become law.
- Hacking would be included.
Sweden is to tighten anti-terrorism legislation to comply with a recent EU directive.
- Sweden outside eurozone.
The President of the European Commission wants to see the euro adopted as a common currency throughout the political bloc.
- Refugee relocation underway.
The European Court of Justice on Wednesday struck down a challenge to the union's decision to relocate refugees throughout the EU.
- Ineffective action.
Swedish members of the EU parliament are disappointed in the government efforts to free two Swedish citizens detained by Turkey.
- Norwegian government minister's visit.
Sweden's migration minister, Heléne Fritzon, has cancelled a meeting with her Norwegian counterpart, claiming that the aim of the minister's visit to Sweden is to spread a “misleading image” of the country.
- EU crisis meeting.
After traces of the insecticide Fipronil have been found in more and more EU countries, Sweden's main consumer organization wants to see tighter regulation.
- Brexit grab.
Sweden has submitted an official bid to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA), an EU body that is leaving London following Brexit.
- Time and effort.
The Swedish minister for EU affairs, Ann Linde, has just met the British minister in charge of leaving the EU, David Davis, and is optimistic about a deal over citizens' rights.