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Ewa Björling, Swedish Minister of Commerce (left)  and Jörgen Holmquist Director-General of Internal Market and Services at the European Commission.

Europe is corrupt!

Friday, 17 February 2012
Europeans think that the EU and its national administration are corrupt, writes the Brussels newspaper European Voice on the basis of a recent survey.

Finland tipped to emerge faster from economic crisis – academics
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
A Finnish academic had pointed that Finland will survive the economic crisis faster than many other countries.

Brighter future for embattled Swedish Social Democrats party when Margot Wallström is open for the leadership job? No! .

Crisis in the Swedish Social Democrat Party – the search for Juholt successor more difficult than thought

Bloody nose for True Finns leader in Finnish presidential election first round as favourite, Niinistö leads to the second round

Swedish giant banks are stable and can withstand any shocks and stresses thrown at them now - Riksbank
Friday, 01 June 2012
As the Danish banking sector continues to bleed from as their main banks have seen recently their credit rating down graded, the banking disease is also feared in Sweden where some of its banks have already seen their ratings down graded. The question has been where do they go from here and how do they withstand stresses in the market to strengthen their stance?

Growth in Swedish exports while imports fell

Thursday, 31 May 2012
Sweden continues to strategically placing it self to resist the current global economic turbulence with an impressive growth in exports and reduction in imports.

Sweden's economy is surprisingly growing strong

Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Sweden's economy developed surprisingly strong in the first quarter just as some leading economies posted negative or no growth. Household consumption, exports and investment were the main drivers to this growth.

Syrian ambassador expelled from the major countries excluding Sweden  

Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Seven leading countries are now choosing to expel Syrian ambassadors from their countries after last week end killing spree in the country but not Sweden which feels that their eye on the ground there is still important.

Swedish Conservative Moderate politicians work as consultant to fierce dictatorship

Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Former Swedish politician from the Moderate party, Goran Lindblad is reported to have been a lobbyist for the Azerbaijani regime.

Sweden almost missed China's billion investments

Monday, 28 May 2012
Swedish government got confused when china said it wanted to invest Skr9 billion in Sweden. The minister did not understand that Chinese talk so Swedish enterprise minister travelled to Chinese to seek clarification.

More Swedish people want to have fewer MPs

Monday, 28 May 2012
Swedish political parties especially the Liberals (People’s Party) and Conservatives (Moderate) are now complaining that there are too many MPs – 349 currently.

Mona Sahlin lost the chance to land a top job as ILO director general

Monday, 28 May 2012
Mona Sahlin on Monday received rejection for her job application to be the new Director General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).The former leader of the Social Democrat party went to the second round, despite intensive campaigning that has cost millions.

Scores of countries, spying on their subject refugees in Sweden

Monday, 28 May 2012
People who left their countries due to fear of prosecution as a result of their political affiliation and sought asylum in Sweden are still not free. Thousands of them are still live with fear of reprisals in Sweden from their former home countries governments as they now exercise freedom of speech in Sweden which is usually aimed against their old regimes.

Swedish government assault on benefits claimants – claimants urged to move to places where the jobs are or benefits risked stopped

Sunday, 27 May 2012
Swedish government is under enormous pressure right now accused of not creating enough jobs and creating incentives for the non Swedes to get access t the job market. To try and shake off that, moves are being taken to for new immigrants to get jobs were ever they are or risk loosing their benefits.   

A less vigorous rise in the opinion polls for the Swedish Social Democrats as rise slows down Thursday, 24 May 2012
The Swedish social democrat party has succeeded to keep its leadership position in the Swedish political scene as long as party leader Stefan Löfven is still there.

The world economy can cope with Greek exit - Reinfeldt

Wednesday, 23 May 2012
A Greek withdrawal from the euro area does not necessarily mean a further downturn in the global economy, and therefore need not affect the Swedish economy in any significant way. It is the view of Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt told reporters on Wednesday.

Swedish Prime minster, Fredrik Reinfeldt, responds to his "ethnic Swedes" utterance

Monday, 21 May 2012
If there are some things that have disturbed the Swedish government and its prime minister, at this moment, two stand out - the persistently high unemployment among the country’s 9 million people (7.7 percent) and the rise and rise of the opposition – Social Democrats. These are the things that put such politicians under pressure and force them to make mistakes that can cause them dearly.

Löfven attacked Reinfeldt about his “Nasty statement” boosting his leadership qualities

Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Swedish Social Democrat leader, Stefan Löfven, reacted strongly yesterday to Premier Fredrik Reinfeldt's statement about "ethnic Swedes in their middle ages being less unemployed…" Löfven believes that it is an attempt by Reinfeldt to dribble away the problems of high unemployment in the country.

Swedish government spent more on welfare benefits than would have been expected

Thursday, 17 May 2012
The Swedish state spend Skr430 billion, or over 73 percent increase during the period 1993-2010, on social and welfare benefits in Sweden but in terms of share of GDP, expenditure on welfare expenses on the contrary decreased significantly.

Swedish Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt stirs racist storm with a Statement

Tuesday, 15 May 2012
The Swedish Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt, has ignited a twitter storm following a statement he made during an interview with news agency TT. He said Swedish unemployment is low is one consider the ethnic employment rate. Why the fuse?

Growing confidence in the Social Democrat leader Löfven

Tuesday, 15 May 2012
A poll two weeks after the party leaders’ television debate shows that the gap between the Social Democrats leader and the leader of the Moderate party, has now greatly reduced..

Norwegian premier, Stoltenberg fears a serious worsening situation in Europe

Monday, 14 May 2012
Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg warned against new severe downturn in the European economy.

Many Swedish ex-parliamentarian continue to live on benefits

Monday, 14 May 2012
As parliamentarians force us to take any job when we become unemployment, parliamentarians in Sweden instead tend to rely on benefits and hand outs when they become unemployed - one rule for us and another for them.

Far right part Sweden democrats stubbornly remain big in Sweden – opinion polls show

Monday, 14 May 2012
In new opinion poll out on Sunday, support for the far right party, Sweden Democrats stood at 6.6 percent making it the fourth largest political force in Sweden.

The Swedish Center party flirts with the Green Party on sales of government companies

Thursday, 10 May 2012
The Swedish Center Party wants to sell its shares in the telecoms operator TeliaSonera to release resources for infrastructure investments. The party would also want to work with the Green Party.

Social Democrats see a break in growth - new poll show

Tuesday, 08 May 2012
The Social Democrats which has been experiencing meteoric growth in opinion polls has hit a wall somewhere and reversed a bit.

Swedish finance minister Anders Borg congratulates French president elect Hollande

Monday, 07 May 2012
Just a few weeks ago, the Swedish Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt (Conservative) warned of growing uncertainty in European economy, because of the plan presented by French presidential candidate Francois Hollande during his campaign as a Socialist candidate.

Head of Swedish companies would love to see political cooperation among the party blocs

Monday, 07 May 2012
Several heads of Swedish companies would be happy if there is increased co-operation among the political party blocs in Sweden.

Swedish migration authorities forecast more migrants to the country

Friday, 04 May 2012
Swedish authorities are expecting a flood of immigrants to the country this year. According to reports, instead of the expected 31 000, 34 000 asylum seekers are expected to Sweden this year.

Social Democrats continues to grow as new opinion polls show the party making in routes

Friday, 04 May 2012
The way things stand now in Swedish politics and if it continues this way, the Swedish opposition party, the social democrats in on course to win power if an election is called soon.

The leader of the Social Democrats, Stefan Löfven attack the Government's jobs policy

Tuesday, 01 May 2012
On May Day celebration, the Social Democrat party in Sweden went out through the country with one main strategy – to floor the government’s jobs policy. It looks like it is working based on the crowd he is pulling.

The Swedish government is losing the confidence
Tuesday, 01 May 2012
The Swedish government is seeing fall in confidence according to a new opinion poll.

How the Swedish Social Democrats Strategically placed it self to win the next election
Tuesday, 01 May 2012
No party has risen so sharply in the polls as the Social Democrats have made in recent months why is this?

The Swedish opposition promised to create more jobs in the healthcare and pharmaceutical if it takes power

Friday, 27 April 2012
The Social Democrats, the party leader, Stefan Löfven, suggests in an article in Swedish newspaper, Svenska Dagbladet a program to create jobs in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector.

Support for the Social Democrats in Sweden continues to increase
Thursday, 26 April 2012
Support for the Social Democrats in Sweden continues to increase and latest pools suggest that the support could rise to as much as 35.9 percent according to a new poll commissioned by Swedish television station, TV4 carried out by polling organisation, Novus for its April voter’s barometer.

The Swedes continue to loose faith and support for their Royal family and the kingdom

Tuesday, 24 April 2012
The Swedish people continue to loose support and faith in their Royal family, a survey show. This comes after it was expected that for over a year now that the book critical of the king, “The Reluctant Monarch” was published that the Swedes would have moved on. It turns out that it has not been the case.

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao’s visit to Sweden

Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao had an intense Tuesday during his visit to Sweden. In the morning he saw the car crash test process in the car crash lab in Volvo car corp., in Gothenburg and then in the afternoon he met King Carl Gustaf and Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.

Obama's anti Semitic envoy to racially charged Malmö

Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Sweden’s problem with racism is okay when it does not concern the Jews. When the Swedish racist mess with the Jews, the Americans will come to town.

Haarde, Iceland’s former PM found not guilty over the country’s 2008 financial collapse

Monday, 23 April 2012
On Monday it was announced in a sentencing decision by the Icelandic court that the former Prime Minister Geir Haarde had been found not guilty for the financial crisis that hit the country in 2008.

Swedish Social Democrats show record deficit

Monday, 23 April 2012
Stefan Löfven has taken over leadership of the Social Democrat party at a time when the party is economically hard-pressed, reports from the party’s annual report for 2011 show.

Governing coalition party, Centre party would love to see more tolls created

Monday, 23 April 2012
One of the Swedish governing coalition parties, Centre Party would like that more Swedish cities should follow Stockholm, Gothenburg and to set congestion charges.

New poll results show the Social Democrats match forward

Monday, 23 April 2012
The Swedish Social Democrats party reached a new peak in opinion polls with a new voters’ barometer showing the party making more gains.

Social Democrat leader, Stefan Löfven connect well with women over 55

Sunday, 22 April 2012
More good things happening to the Social Democrat party since the arrival of Stefan Löfven as leader. Within three months in office, he is winning the hearts of and confidence of all voting groups. But most of all, he is attracting women over 55 and people in smaller towns.

US global influence has declined – Swedish Finance Minister, Anders Borg

Sunday, 22 April 2012
Over the weekend it was eminent that the world's richest countries would inject new billion to the IMF, but the U.S. stood outside and did not move a muscle.
…the reasons why she resigned as Moderate party secretary was... – I mean Sofia Arkelsten!
Friday, 20 April 2012
The Swedish Conservative party – Moderates have struggled to keep regeneration and development of new proposals that can get through parliament. Therefore Sofia Arkelsten was forced to leave according to Swedish business dialy, Dagens Industri.

Many people in Norway share Breivik’s ideas - Wikipedia Norway shows

Friday, 20 April 2012
The Norwegian version of Wikipedia, Anders Behring Brevik sympathizers and those who share his ideology are struggling to express their ideas there.

Talking about Sofia Arkelsten, She resigned with immediate effect

Friday, 20 April 2012
Moderate party secretary Sofia Arkelsten resigns with immediate effect ushering a first glimpse that the governing party is under enormous stress.

The Moderate party in Sweden promised transparency and openness in political donation

Friday, 20 April 2012
Openness and transparency is the utmost requirement for confidence in the political system. That is the view of the ruling Moderate party secretary, Sofia Arkelsten in a posting to the press on Thursday. But one thing stood out clear, she refused to say whether the party accepts anonymous contributions about a given amount.

Swedish central bank, Riksbank leaves rates unchanged

Wednesday, 18 April 2012
The Swedish central banks or the Riksbank chose to leave its key interest rate, the repo rate unchanged at 1.5 percent today. It was in line with expectations but other forecasters anticipate a lower interest rate at year end.

Sweden to send Skr70 billion to the IMF account ad Japan steps up contribution to the body

Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Sweden is initially prepared to put up $10 billion, nearly Skr70 billion into the IMF account, according to the Swedish Finance Minister, Anders Borg, reports Reuters. Maximum Sweden will contribute is reported to be Skr100 billion.

The clash of two opposing economic views ends with "The budget is surprisingly slim"

Tuesday, 17 April 2012
A clash of the Swedish finance minister, Anders Borg and the untested Social Democrat’s economic spokes person, Magdalena Andersson, saw the the Social Democrats ask for one thing: How can the government bring down unemployment in with surprisingly slim budget, which looks more like a business report on what has already been done?

How the Swedish employment agency keeps huge surpluses while unemployment remains high in the country.

Monday, 16 April 2012
Sweden brags that it has a very clean public finance record but could this be because the government is not spending the money and chooses to sort of hoard it just in the name of being hailed as the best in public finance management? If not why is the employment agency keeping huge surpluses even hough the level of unemployment in the country has been increasing?

Swedish government feels the heat in winter and reduced growth forecasts

Monday, 16 April 2012
The Swedish tiger economy started limping a while ago after being battered somehow somewhere as the government now cut its growth forecast for 2012 from 1.3 to 0.5 percent in the Spring Budget, according to Finance Minister Anders Borg.

Riyadh rejects accusation that Swedish arms factory was to be build in their country

Sunday, 15 April 2012
Saudi Arabia denied on Saturday that there is an agreement with Sweden to build a weapons factory in the country.

Could the Swedish Social Democrats leader, Löfven touch a vital point about the Swedish youth employment situation? “The government does not believe in young”.

Saturday, 14 April 2012
There seem to be something important in what the Swedish opposition leader of the Social Democrats Party, Stefan Löfven, said yesterday when he addressed his party congress. He said that Swedish government does not take the youth important. This has to be the factor responsible for the exploding youth unemployment, growing so high in the country.

The Social Democrats continues its march forward in opinion polls

Sunday, 15 April 2012
The Swedish Social Democrats' success in the eyes of voters as the party to change the country in the future seem to be for real as poll shows its perception and support among voters continues to remain strong.

The Swedish government wants to cut corporation tax next autumn

Friday, 13 April 2012
Jobs, prosperity and competitiveness will be the core of the Swedish autumn budget. The government intends to improve job opportunities and entrepreneurship among young people through reducing payroll, start jobs or subsidized employment.

Voters believe Social Democrats Löfvens believed to be good for jobs policy

Wednesday, 11 April 2012
A majority of Swedish voters believe that the Social Democrats have a better policy than the Conservatives, when it comes to job policy, healthcare, education and environment.

Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt thinks the economic crisis in Europe is over

Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Denmark holds the rotating presidency of the EU since January 2012 and it couldn’t have come at a time when the European crisis needed some strong leadership and courage to bring some hope back to the economy.

The Swedish Red-green opposition coalition leads in opinion polls in an April poll

Tuesday, 10 April 2012
If a general election was to be held in Sweden today, the opposition Red – Green coalition will form a majority government, according to a poll made by polling organisation, United Minds on behalf of Aftonbladet.

Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg, to lean from Holland how to create jobs for the youths.

Sunday, 08 April 2012
Swedish minister of finance, Anders Borg has been hailed in the Swedish media as the best in the world when it comes to the management of pubic finances and for keeping Sweden sheltered from the past financial crisis. But if he is that good, why is Sweden having persistent problems with unemployment under his reign as minister of finance?

International attention turned to Swedish sales of Saab arms to Algeria

Saturday, 07 April 2012
International attention has now turned to Sweden were various reports in some foreign medial sources show that Swedish arms companies are selling armaments to troubled countries. Next stop Algeria.

Racism row rocks British police a new confirmation that black people are still the undesirable in modern western societies

Friday, 06 April 2012
What ever wrong the black man has done that has made them persistently hated by the white folks will be left to posterity. From the US to all European countries people of black skin continue to be persecuted. Why?

Swedish Social Democrats passes the government rival, Moderates in new opinion polls

Friday, 06 April 2012
Had there been a general election today in Sweden, the Social Democrats would receive most votes, as the party's popularity continues to march forward.

The growing confidence in the Swedish Social Democrats leader  Stefan Löfven

Friday, 06 April 2012
The Swedish Social Democrats have had enough being in the shadows of government and after numerous tries, they seem to have had a solution on how to unseat the incumbent government.

Sweden heads the OECD countries in the provision of economic aid

Thursday, 05 April 2012
Sweden came out on top in the world in 2011 in terms of provision of economic aid as a proportion of gross national product (GNP), according to the economic cooperation organization OECD.

Norwegian mass murderer, Breivik was going to build the bomb in Sweden

Wednesday, 04 April 2012
Norwegian mass murderer, Anders Brevik Behring, planned to build and test his bomb on a deserted farm in Värmland, Sweden according to a Swedish television’s investigative news program.

Danish balance of payments moving to the positive territory

Wednesday, 04 April 2012
The Danish balance of payments remains in solid plus, new figures from Statistics Denmark show. At the same time trade data show that Danish exports continue to improve with a growth of 1.4 percent in February.

Learn from the Swedish Conservative party. Private contributions to the Moderates amounted to Skr1.5 million  

Tuesday, 03 April 2012
Individuals gave the Swedish Conservatives Moderate party, Skr1.5 million in grants in 2011, said the party in a statement.

Rwandan genocide convict to seek Supreme Court ruling Saturday, 31 March 2012
An Appeals Court in Helsinki has upheld the life sentence handed down to a former Rwandan preacher for his role in the genocide in his home country in 1994.

Norwegian oilfund to limit European exposure but to double in emerging Asia

Friday, March 30, 2012
The Norwegian wealth fund or oil fund's exposure to European markets will be reduced from over 50 to 40 percent according to the Norwegian the government's white paper on the Fund's management, which will was presented on Friday by Finance Minister Sigbjørn Johnsen.

Denmark was in technical recession last quarter last year

Friday, 30 March 2012
Denmark's economy dipped into recession in the fourth quarter last year, following two consecutive quarters of economic decline and marking the country's third technical recession since the start of the financial crisis in 2008, revised data from statistic Denmark showed Friday.

Swedish government in persistent is approval rating as the opposition Red-green gain majority - poll

Friday, 30 March 2012
The Swedish opposition, Social Democrats would have its own parliamentary majority with the Green Party and Left Party if elections where to be held today according to latest opinion poll as the alliance coalition of the Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt starts living is rejection

Swedish defence minister, Sten Tolgfors resigns after pressures from Saudi Arabian arms deal got exposed

Thursday, 29 March 2012
Swedish defence Minister, Sten Tolgfors, has been forced to resign what is described in Swedish press “he departs on his own accord”, referring to the Swedish prime minister's press secretary.

Racial problems in Malmo, Southern Sweden blamed not of the Mayor, Reepalu. No! “Blamed Mona Sahlin”

Wednesday, 28 March 2012
There is more racial tension in Malmö, Sothern Sweden than any other part of the country, Sweden. But as Malmo's most famous politicians, Mayor, Ilmar Reepalu (Social Democrats), is confronted about the break down racial cohesion and trust in the town, he has instead turned and blamed the Social problems on the former Social Democrat leader, Mona Sahlin.

Looks strong but feeling weak – Swedish businesses and households barometer show a rise in positive perception

Wednesday, 28 March 2012
The so-called Swedish barometric indicator, which measures the total mood and the state among businesses and households in Sweden rose firmly in March.

Swedish plutonium secretly set sails to the U.S.A

Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Three kilograms of plutonium recently left Sweden to an address in the United States. The high safety rated products was shipped across the Atlantic in a hitherto secret cooperation with the United States, said Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt.

More on How government make polices – Youth unemployment in Sweden – Did expensive government policy helped create jobs for the youths?
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
As the Swedish youth continue to bask in persistent unemployment and with not sign that the situation will improve soon, the Swedish government has engage in various forms of reforms so as to ignite a means for them to get into employment. That reform has been very costly but has it assisted the youth into a form of jobs situation? Answer: Nope…

Where north meet south: New Zealand Minister labelled Finns: uneducated, unemployed

Sunday, 25 March 2012
An interest row has broken between New Zealand and Finland as New Zealand Transport Minister, Gerry Brownlee, described the Finns as a nation of uneducated, unemployed people with a high murder rate and little respect for women, in a recent parliamentary debate. The Finns have reacted in an angry manner.

Sweden freezes aid to Mali

Friday, 23 March 2012
Sweden freezes aid to Mali after the military coup in the country. A total of Skr250 million was supposed to be provided in economic aid and support to the country this year.

Swedish Politicians compliant to have misled about the Saudi arm Business"

Wednesday, 21 March 2012
The politicians in the Export Control Council who are appointed to check about the Swedish arms exports were misled about the Swedish FOI front company created to mask the connection the Swedish defence had to do with plans for a weapons factory in Saudi Arabia.

Criticism of new Swedish business with Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Sweden has tried to sell a comprehensive monitoring system to Saudi Arabia, media reports in Sweden say. This has ignited more criticism for that Sweden is gradually looking at weapons export as its main economic stay.

Peace researcher warns Patria on light arms sales

Tuesday, 20 March 2012
A researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) has warned the Finnish defence company Patria of the problems surrounding the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia.

Swedish companies and entrepreneurs would favour Reinfeldt more than Löfven

Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldlt is still the big favourites for the country's entrepreneur community.

Sweden leading the way for increased arms exports – another report show

Monday, 19 March 2012
Swedish arms export increased significantly more than average, according to a new report by the Swedish Peace Research Institute, SIPRI. The report also shows that Syria has increased its arms purchases many times over.

Danish voter anger over politicians' golden pension ratio

Monday, 19 March 2012
The issue where politician insulate themselves from any form of crisis while the population at large struggle in not only in capitalist societies such as the USA, UK and the like. It is also in the Scandinavian countries.

Swedish communes threatened by pension time bomb. Some authorities are worried but commune politician are oblivious.

Monday, 19 March 2012
Swedish municipalities have pension liabilities of Skr216 billion leading to nearly four in ten municipalities insolvent in under generally accepted accounting principles.

Three Swedish navy ships heading to the United Arab Emirates

Monday, 19 March 2012
An amphibian boat and two patrol boats, all Swedish-built, will shortly be delivered to the United Arab Emirates, UAE.

The Swedish government has never been in this type of pressure as the revamped Social Democrats forces the government to a corner for the first time

Sunday, 18 March 2012
The Swedish government has never in its six year reign been in such pressure as that the current Red-green coalition is putting it in.

Swedish finance minister, Ander Borg criticize his government’s policies

Saturday, 17 March 2012
Youth unemployment is the major election stumbling block that will bring down the current Swedish government as for this Finance Minister, Anders Borg has gone on the offensive to self criticise his policies.

Secret Saudi-material sent in an unencrypted e-mail

Thursday, 15 March 2012
The notes from secret talks with Saudi Arabia sent in an unencrypted e-mail via a private hotmail account of an under-secretary at the Swedish Department of Defense.

Danish Prime Minister: Homosexuals can get married in Churches this summer

Tuesday, 13 March 2012
The Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt has made it clear that gays and lesbians may soon marry both in the town hall and church in Denmark.

Swedish EU commissioner to make it easier to confiscate criminal funds in the EU

Tuesday, 13 March 2012
The Swedish EU commissioner, Cecilia Malmström is unveiling a bill at the EU level that will make it easier for police to crack down on crimes across the EU. In so doing will hit hard on the earnings of criminals and thus confiscate their earnings from criminality.

Swedish politician also after the big individual money as ex-politicians are paid record-high compensations

Tuesday, 13 March 2012
How productive are politicians? This question is very important in the wake of news that more Swedish politicians and ex- politician fixed their lives for good with increased pays and benefits. This is similar to company’s bosses that pay themselves big bonuses irrespective of the performances of their companies.

Correlation between tough economic times and the strengthening of far rights

Monday, 12 March 2012
During times of economic hardship or a crisis, the tendency tends to be that the political elections held in several countries this year tend to be extra important as populist rightwing parties are gaining ground as they make lofty promises of things like “taking our country back from them”.

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, fears of a new, violent unrest after a U.S. soldier has shot and killed 16 Afghan civilians.

Monday, 12 March 2012
The incident took place yesterday, when the soldier left his base and according to eyewitnesses went from house to house to kill, writes Reuters

Swedish Defence hardware surplus was sold to Saudi Arabia

Monday, 12 March 2012
It has now emerged that many of the visual gun carriages and anti-tank missiles Saudi Arabia purchased from Saab in recent years came from the Swedish armed forces' arsenal.

Social Democrats are gradually making a comeback as opinion polls keep them on the lead in the Red - Green coalition

Monday, 12 March 2012
The Social Democrats party in Sweden has taken a giant step up and increase it support by 7.7 percentage points to 29.6 in the new YouGov opinion survey, indicating that leadership and “stuck in the past” ideology was dooming the party.

Swedish central bank governor, Ingves please with massive profits in banks despite outcry

Friday, 09 March 2012
Although the Swedish households are critical of banks as they make astronomical profits at the peril of the customers and, Finance Minister Anders Borg who has also gone to repeated attacks on the making for making too much profits, Swedish central banks governor Stefan Ingves is pleased with how the major banks are making billions in profits.

Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish PM approved Swedish participation in the development of weapons factory in Saudi Arabia

Friday, 09 March 2012
Despite all the media wrangling, Swedish Prime minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt is reported to have approved the participation of Sweden in the construction of the weapons factory in Saudi Arabia.

Even Swedish politicians too can tell good lies. Sten Tolgfors now accepted that he knew about the Swedish arms business to Saudi Arabia

Friday, 09 March 2012
Sten Tolgfors, head of Swedish defence has now accepted through his press secretary to the Swedish newspaper, Svenska Dagbladet that he was informed of FOI's plans for weapons plant development in Saudi Arabia.

More exposé of Swedish arm business to dictatorships - Swedish arms may have been used in Bahrain

Thursday, 08 March 2012
The Swedish Inspectorate for strategic products, ISP, has given the green light to a long list of weapons that different companies have sold and those which they want to sell to Saudi Arabia. Two of these weapons are identified to have been used against protesters in Bahrain.

The Swedish Tax authority to be investigated in relation to double penalty prevalent in the Swedish system

Thursday, 08 March 2012
The Swedish government in an attempt to dodge threats of sanctions from the European Union wants to start investigating how to adjust its habitual decision where people are penalised so heavily if the fail a tax rule.

Swedish defence chief denies Swedish construction of weapons factory in Saudi Arabia

Thursday, 08 March 2012
There are no Swedish constructions of a weapons factory in Saudi Arabia, according to the head of the Swedish defence, StenTolgfors. He rejects all the details of plans for such, even though the contract from 2005 was talking about the production of military equipment.

Swedish rail and road network development has been accounted to be very poor and backwards

Wednesday, 07 March 2012
Sweden is faring very poorly in the European region in terms of investment in roads and railways, according to a new compilation that is being widely reported in Sweden now. This assessment stretches as early as the 90th century.

South African criticism ‘hypocritic’ Swedish economic aid. We say Sweden is right!

Wednesday, 07 March 2012
The South African authorities have heap criticism on the way, Sweden decides to provide economic aid program to the country by accusing Sweden's aid to Africa as being primarily designed to strengthen Swedish exports and Swedish economic interests - not to combat poverty. However we on this network don’t see it that way and thus support the Swedish approach.

Iceland's former Governor criticizes Geir Haarde in first witness hearing but not very damaging

Tuesday, 06 March 2012
As the case against the Icelandic former Prime Minister, Geir Haarde, opens in earnest, one of the first witnesses called to the stands says that the Prime Minister would have listen to him more. He is the former governor of the central banks of Iceland

Swedish ruling moderate party wants to revive themselves from policy fatigue

Tuesday, 06 March 2012
After being in power for about 6 years and with a weaker opposition in the past the conservative moderate party of Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has shown that it was beginning to suffer from policy fatigue.

Swedish authority providing secret high level military aid to Saudi arms factory

Tuesday, 06 March 2012
Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) is helping Saudi Arabia to plan the construction of a missile factory. The project has been ongoing since 2007 under heavy security and secrecy, but now a new document seen by radio Sweden has exposed everything.

Iceland opens trail of former Prime Minister Geir Haarde

Tuesday, 06 March 2012
Iceland start prosecuting former PM Geir Haarde in what has been described as uniqie in the country’s political history

Swedish tax law under intense pressure as the government must defend robustly its double punishment rule or …

Monday, 05 March 2012
Sweden is required to explain convincingly why its tax law penalises those who are guilty of tax crimes twice or face a fine from the EU.

Swedish government starts feeling the heat from a more bullish opposition, Social Democrats as its record on job creation challenged.

Monday, 05 March 2012
The Swedish ruling coalition and Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt, has now started real contest with the opposition, especially the Social Democrats whose new leaders seems to be a hard hitter. For the first time the government has been challenged in a real election manner such that the prime minister has appeared to go on the defensive.

Swedish foreign calls Putin’s re-election a sham and a Russian distorted electoral process

Monday, 05 March 2012
Russia must improve its political system, if the country hopes to become a European democracy like the others. This was the view of the Swedish Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt when he reacted to the re-election of Vladimir Putin.

Swedish Foreign minister, Bildt believe that Sweden should be the superpower - Wikileaks  leaks

Looks like the Social democrats finally identify a tool to hit the Swedish coalition parties with as their poll standing improve markedly.

The Swedish tax system is very difficult

Sweden’s export of military hardware continues to hold as the past

New leader new boost for the Social Democrats as the party sees real boost with the arrival of Löfven

Swedish finance minister, Anders Borg lowers Swedish growth forecast.

Nyamko Sabuni leaves politics after next elections

Swedish central bank, Riksbank cuts interest rate

Swedish Minister of Education, Bjorklund, attacked in Israel

Sweden’s crisis not only housing but also lost export market share

Swedish finance minister, Anders Borg sees reduced pessimism in the Swedish economy

Sweden’s “tiger economy” close to being tamed as growth bounces to zero

EU again worried about Sweden household debt as it carried out a compulsory periodic test of EU economies

Swedish central Banks could reduce key interest rates soon but how would that affect?

Swiss evaluation of Gripen showed flaws that were hidden but unearth only when the Swiss choose Gripen

Rwandan Diplomat expelled from Sweden for spying on its dissidents living in the countr

Somalis in Finland, the discriminated human beings in that world

Finnish society’s intolerance to the North Africans have even gotten worse with time

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