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Swedish Youth with immigrant background (skin colour) find it hardest to get an income

Thursday, 28 June 2012
Despite the rapid improvement of the Swedish economy after the crisis year of 2009 the proportion of Swedish youths that have been placed on the margin of the Swedish economy has grown by 2010 – 2011. A new survey by Swedish National Board for Youth Affairs will present today.

Trouble in Stockholm as Masked men set cars on fire

Monday, 25 June 2012
Three cars were burned and masked men threw fire gear on the road before they fled the scene. The events occurred shortly after each other on Monday evening.

Increasing problems with pick pocketing in Stockholm

Monday, 25 June 2012
There is the growing increase pick pocketing in Stockholm, according to police data. In the inner city, thefts increased 40 percent in one year and in Södermalm it is reported to have almost doubled in five years.

Sweden accused of being too lax on dealing with corruption – especially by Swedish companies abroad

Thursday, 21 June 2012
Sweden is weak in dealing suspected cases of corruption and bribery, the economic cooperation organization, OECD condemned.

Sweden’s problems region, Skåne is falling behind the rest of the country

Wednesday, 20 June 2012
It is hard to believe that the southern Swedish region of Skåne could what geographers describe as a problem region. This is because this region has been described by the OECD as falling behind the rest of the country in terms of all aspects of development.

Though economic mayhem, Swedish people added their tally of dollar millionaires

Tuesday, 19 June 2012
As the global economy implodes gradually internally, in Sweden, there is life as usual and it seems nothing is worrying any one.  Evidence of this is the amount of millionaires that have grown in this country while several countries' economies are in crisis.

Pack wolves devour a zoo keeper in Kolmarden, Sweden

Monday, 18 June 2012
A Pack wolves devour a zoo keeper in Kolmarden, Sweden in what authorities describe as unexplained death, question have emerged one more about teh relationship between man and wild animals.

Sweden – twitter attracts the expected mount of attention - was it the intended interpretation of attention

Wednesday, 13 June 2012
@Sweden is the country’s official Twitter account of Sweden handed over to a different citizen to manage each week. They’re selected by the so called brains behind the idea: the Swedish Institute, a government agency, Sweden’s official tourism website VisitSweden, and a Swedish communications firm called Volontaire. It looks like they made a mistake by selecting Sonja Abrahamsson who has turned to be  - like an embarrassment to the whole system Or?

More needy people in Sweden turn to the church for help as most public support bodies shy away

Monday, 11 June 2012
As the Swedish government prefer to keep its public finances buoyant and reduced its support for vulnerable families, more of them have now turned to the church for assistance.

Snow fall in Sweden in June – global warming, global cooling, climate change we don’t know!

Friday, 01 June 2012
On the calendar, today is the first of June which supposed to be a real summer day. This means that we were supposed to have great sunshine and would be our side in the gardens basking – if not at work though.

Which are best places (counties) in Sweden to make a live in

Thursday, 31 May 2012
Sweden is generally classified as one of the best countries in the world to live in. But it is not all parts of Sweden that is accommodating in various aspects, especially what the person does and who that person is.

Julian Assange could be delivered to Sweden

Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has lost his UK Supreme Court fight against extradition to Sweden to face accusations of sex offences, reports BBC.

Swedish premier, Reinfeldt visits troubled region Malmo patrol

Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Like visiting a war zone to give support to troops, the Swedish prime minister made a nocturnal and with the police had a patrol along troubled streets in Malmö to see the work the police are doing on the ground in this trouble region

The dark side of Swedish welfarisim - Many in Malmo, Sweden with no income at all

Sunday, 27 May 2012
Looking at Sweden from outside the country one will say this country is that place they would want to live in but after getting here, it becomes is a different story. As they say the grass is always greener on the other side.

Is there anyway of re-activation medical research and bio-technology in Sweden?

Sunday, 27 May 2012
Some 10 years ago Sweden was one of the leading countries in the world in terms of bio-technology and medical research. This is why a company with world class credence such as AstraZeneca become part of Sweden’s innovation pride. But in the past few years, that power to continue in this lucrative line of development is waning and some people are getting more concerned.

Swedish Eurovision contestant creates diplomatic crisis

Thursday, 24 May 2012
A diplomatic raw is reported to have broken out between Sweden and Azerbajdsjan after the Swedish Eurovision artist, Loreen met with leading human rights activists on Monday.

Swedes in support of an EU financial transaction tax

Wednesday, 23 May 2012
70 percent of Swedes support an EU tax on financial transactions, according to the latest Eurobarometer.

Case study of how the Swedish biker gangs make money – Sales of fake medication

Monday, 21 May 2012
One of the ways in which the Swedish biker gangs like the bambidos or Hell Angels make money has been recently revealed with a practical example being the sales of drugs illegally. These are supposedly legal drugs which are prescription only but which are hard to get through prescription, especially if healthy people want to use them to boost their performances.

Sweden is loosing its position in the countries with high level of safety

Monday, 21 May 2012
Sweden is loosing its international position when it comes to the league of safety and security. Swedish daily, Svenska Dagbladet noted a report from Sweden's social insurance organisation in a comparative perspective, commissioned by social security inquiry.

Mosques in Sweden giving illegal advice to women and coercing them

Thursday, 17 May 2012
Six out of ten mosques in Sweden are reported to have been found giving illegal advice to those seeking help, according to an investigative journalistic move carried out by Swedish television. But Swedish Islamic representatives strongly reject the advice found to have been given and seek that training be given to overcome the problems.

IMF warns Sweden of weak growth

Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Swedish fiscal and monetary policy may be approved by a delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which this week completed an annual visit to Sweden. But the IMF warns Sweden against big economic slowdown.

The law on age discrimination in various places in Sweden to be sharpened in a new review

Monday, 14 May 2012
The Swedish government wants to strengthen legislation against age discrimination with a new law vying to take effect from 1 January 2013.

Sharp decline of immigrants coming to study in Sweden

Thursday, 10 May 2012
International students vying to study in Sweden from countries outside the European Community decreased by nearly 70 percent in 2011.

Swedes believe the EU is good for trade

Wednesday, 09 May 2012
Swedish  people’s EU membership has been overwhelmingly positive for business, corporate and people's ability to travel, study and work in other member countries, according to a survey of Swedish Enterprise.

Sweden's population reached 9.5 million yesterday

Friday, 04 May 2012
Swedish population has reached 9.5 million inhabitants and the milestone was passed yesterday according to reports from statistic Sweden.

Sweden calls for banks in EU to save more as Sweden wants 12, not 7 percent, capital requirement

Wednesday, 02 May 2012
Tough negotiations are expected on Wednesday when finance ministers from the EU try to agree on higher capital base requirements for banks. The idea with the "Basel III" rules is that by forcing banks to keep more of their own money liquid the financial system will stabilize, writes Swedish Radio News from Luxembourg. But Sweden's tough stance could prompt a conflict.

Church sold of almost nothing in Sweden as for a long time no body worshiped there

Saturday, 28 April 2012
The increasing peganisation of Sweden has seen churches left vacant. Unfortunately, its surroundings such as its grave yard have to be taken care of. So a smart thing to so is to sell it irrespective of the price.

High level of anti Semitism in Sweden becomes as Concerns

Thursday, 26 April 2012
Cooperation between Sweden and the rest of the world must be better to reduce anti-Semitism. This is according to President Obama's envoy on anti-Semitism, Hannah Rosenthal, who this week visited Sweden to talk to interested parties about the problem here in Sweden

That the Swedish business environment is deteriorating?

Sunday, 22 April 2012
For the first time since the coalition government took office in 2006 the Swedish business climate is reportedly worsened. It is the perspective of the confederation of Swedish Enterprise's latest rankings which was presented on Sunday morning.

Plastic surgery explodes in Sweden as every third young girl can imagine plastic surgery. What happens to the beautiful Swedish women we use to know?

Thursday, 19 April 2012
The view has always been that Swedish women are beautiful. But this has been in the eyes of outsiders as the Swedish women who are being though to be beautiful don’t see themselves that way. An evidence of lack of confidence in natural beauty of Swedish women is the explosion of cosmetic procedures carried out in the recent years.

African Swedes calls for the departure a Swedish Minister

Tuesday, 17 April 2012
The Afro Swedes, the Association of Swedish people with black skin have called for the resignation of the Swedish Culture minister, Lena Adelsohn Roth for taking part in a ceremony which they describe as racist.

A mild winter and early spring - weather continues to send mix messages. The return of Winter today cause road havoc

Saturday, 14 April 2012
The Stockholm area, parts of Södermanland and Uppland woke up today Saturday to welcome a partially wet, but still snow covered surface. The weather causes problems for local traffic in Stockholm raising the question whether winter is returning

How non EU immigrants are duped off hundred of thousands for a Swedish job that was never there.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Fake job offers is the new form of human trafficking according to the Swedish authorities. People who come to Sweden from here from outside the EU have often paid large sums to come to Sweden to work, but when they come here there are shocked to find that things are not as promised.

Far right demonstration in immigrant neighbourhood in Goteborg, Sweden

Friday, 06 April 2012
The police were prepared for trouble when some 30 far right activities from the National-Democrat party descended on Good Friday on a town square meeting in Kortedala, a neighbourhood dominated by immigrants to protest the beating of a 61-year-old man on March 18.

Youth Unemployment in Sweden and the effect of poor political judgment

Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Youth unemployment is perhaps Fredrik Reinfeldt's the worst headache as prime minister. Reports show that trends in the past five years has been the worst in the municipalities run by the bourgeois parties.

Swedish import price increases driven by Crude oil

Tuesday, 27 March 2012
From January to February, Swedish import prices increased on average by 1.6 percent and export prices by 0.3 percent.

Sweden’s net trade decreased in February but still in positive territory

Tuesday, 27 March 2012
In February 2012 Swedish exports of goods amounted to Skr 98.8 billion, while imports of goods amounted to Skr 92.9 billion. As a result, the net trade balance was Skr 5.9 billion.

Strong growth in interest in sporting activism in Sweden

Monday, 26 March 2012
Sweden used to be very good in sports - from football to individual sporting activities. Then after a while, just a few years ago, that interest slumped and audiences in sporting activities slipped.
Today things have changed and interest in Swedish sports has increased dramatically over the past year.

Liberalisation fastest in Sweden than anywhere else in the developed economies

Saturday, 24 March 2012
Sweden is one of the few advanced economies where liberalization has been the fastest in the world in terms of deregulation, privatization and reforms on choice, a think tank, The Heritage Foundation said.

The Jewish community in Malmö fear for their lives as the Mayor Reepalu shows that he is not interested in protecting them.

Friday, 23 March 2012
The Jewish community in Malmö, southern Sweden have lost all trust in their Mayor, Ilmar Reepalu. This is confirmed and supported by a letter the top authorities of the Jewish leadership in Sweden wrote to the leader of the Swedish Social Democrats party earlier.

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 Lundin Oil company associated to the government linked to warlord in Sudan

Friday, 23 March 2012
Another embarrassing information has emerged to confirm the strength of the Swedish oil company, Lundin petrolium, in the conflict in Sudan in which the company was accused to participate in the death of many people.

Low Swedish Fewer births in 2011

Thursday, 22 March 2012
After 11 years of an increasing number of births, fertility has decreased during 2011.

Swedish households continue to be cautious – fall in borrowing and increased savings

Thursday, 22 March 2012
Swedish households continue to be prudent in their choices of financial savings. During the fourth quarter last year households chose safer savings in the form of bank deposits and investments in bond and money market funds. Despite the positive stock market trend, savings in shares and equity funds decreased.

Swedish household wealth fell in 2011

Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Falling home prices, higher interest rates and rising debt has eroded the Swedish people’s wealth. Last year it decreased by as much as Skr514 billion.

British Royalty visit Sweden to help us learn more about Social and cultural Integration and Environmental protection

Wednesday, 21 March 2012
British Royalty, Prince Charles and his wife and Duchess Camilla are travelling around Scandinavia on the behalf of the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth. In Stockholm they were seen in Fryshuset, "Vasa" and Saltå mill.

Far right politician, William Petzäll prosecuted for drug offenses

Wednesday, 21 March 2012
MP William Petzäll, former member of the Sweden Democrats, is charged with drug offenses.

Foreign tourism to Sweden not as strong as previously thought

Wednesday, 21 March 2012
The Swedish tourism industry had believed in 2009 that tourism in Sweden would have doubled in turnover terms to Skr500 billion by 2020. It turned out that the figure had been an unachievable dream because tourist is not flocking to Sweden and the Swedish authorities thought.

Swedish football superstar, Zlatan sell house in Malmö and emigrate

Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Even wealthy Swedish star such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic have decided to leave Sweden. He is selling his house in his home town of Malmö and will move aborad and set up base some where else.

Sweden wants to avoid EU regulations on motorway standard

Monday, 19 March 2012
When the EU transport ministers will meet on Thursday, Swedish infrastructure minister Catharina Elmsäter – Sword is hoping on a Swedish exception to the role as Sweden would want to avoid the requirement that contributions should only be given to highways.

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.

The number of poor children in Sweden increased by 28 000 as politicians remain oblivious  

Wednesday, 14 March 2012
The number of poor children in Sweden has increased by 28,000 since last year.

More Young Greeks are studying the Swedish language,  hoping for a better life here in the future

Tuesday, 13 March 2012
As the news of the Swedish great economic performances remain in the mind of the Greek youths, their interest now is to hope for a future in Sweden. As such more students in Greece are learning the Swedish language according to reports.

Many poor children in Swedish cities as more families are alienated from the economy stream

Monday, 12 March 2012
News that Sweden is not a land of opportunity for some set of immigrants is not new but that things have not changed for many years remain strange as more and more children of deprived background live in abject poverty in city lock outs.

Iceland’s GDP growth faster more than ever thought

Thursday, 08 March 2012
Iceland's GDP rose by 1.9 percent in the fourth quarter, compared with the previous quarter.
Compared with the corresponding quarter last year, GDP rose 2.7 percent.

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

Icelanders want to start using the U.S. dollars as its currency

Sunday, 04 March 2012
To pay for coffee at a diner in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland with the dollars could become a reality in the nearest future.  We have found out that there is a serious discussion on that Iceland wants to adopt the dollar - the Canadian dollar. But reports hold that the issue is sensitive.

Iceland sees its credit rating increased
Friday, 17 February 2012
Iceland is gradually coming back to its original position – greatness as credit rating agency, Fitch raises Iceland's credit ratings to BBB-.

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