EU Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides says Sweden's forest fires show that better preparedness is needed at the EU level to tackle natural disasters.
- 1 av 2A burn-out forest.2 av 2Forest fires.
- Record heat.
The large wildfires currently burning will not be put out until the snow comes in October or November, says the head of the operation in Gävleborg.
- Entire country affected.
The biggest forest fire in modern times is putting emergency services through their toughest days, and currently all they can do is limit the spread of fires, and wait for rain.
- 1 av 2A man getting out of a car.2 av 2Summit in Brussels.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said he was discouraged that European leaders fell short of an overall agreement on Friday to revise the EU's asylum rules.
- EU law.
Some companies in Sweden will not have to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation that comes into effect in Friday, and work is underway to find a solution.
- Bulgaria summit.
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.
- 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.