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“HIV can be eradicating for good, " – Norwegian HIV researcher Dag Kvale.

Thursday, 14 July 2011
Two generations can HIV be eradicated, believes the Norwegian HIV researcher Dag Kvale.

Finland should rigorously attract Russian investors Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo

Thursday, 14 July 2011
Finland should open its doors to Russian investors – this is the view of the former CEO of the Finnish mobile phone giant Nokia, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo.

Swedish government at collusion course with aid agency as aid budget in reduced

Thursday, 14 July 2011
The Swedish government has decided to take more than Skr1billion from its economic aid budget. The money is transferred from the economic aid to the Ministry of Finance and may be freely used by Finance Minister Anders Borg. Aid agencies are strongly critical of the government's action.

IMF puts its trust in a stronger Swedish economic growth

Wednesday, 13 July 2011
The International Monetary Fund, IMF, is revising up its forecast for growth in Sweden this year.

Danish border under EU scrutiny – delegates heading to Denmark to examine its legality

Wednesday, 13 July 2011
The EU Commission is now sending an expert mission to Denmark to look at the enhanced customs controls at the Danish borders.

Denmark gets top marks despite financial turmoil and economic woes

Tuesday, 12 July 2011
In a new analysis of the Danish economy, credit rating company Moody's has a very good feeling about the Danish economy, but points to the fact that the decline in the economy has weakened Denmark's financial strength considerably.

Swedes also commit crimes abroad and are jailed in foreign soils. Do we have any idea how many they are?

Monday, 11 July 2011
Criminality is not selective. This means all sorts of humans, white, black or the Swedes are also susceptible to criminality. Though Swedes here can still means those immigrants who became Swedish citizens or dual citizens, it urns out that a good number of Swedes are now in jails abroad – some for committing crimes others because their professions are seen as crimes.

Brazil to decide on the Gripen business with Sweden at the earliest next year

Monday, 11 July 2011
Brazil reaffirms that it is postponing its decision on which fighter aircraft it will want to buy till next year the earliest. This concerns us because the Swedish fighter jet, the Saab's Gripen is one of three planes competing for attention and the Brazilian business.

Sweden Democrats party not happy that Prime Minister Reinfeldt is under estimating its influence. Now wants to frustrate the PM
Sunday, 10 July 2011
Swedish far right party, Sweden Democrats party leader Jimmie �kesson which is a force in the Swedish parliament is not happy with the Prime Minister for the PM is under looking at the far rights. Thus Jimmie �kesson is determined to frustrate the PM.

Swedish Christian Democrats’ youths call for the compulsory institution of Swedish language test as a prerequisite for Swedish citizenship

Sunday, 10 July 2011
“Abolish multiculturalism and introduce language tests for new citizens,” this is the view of Aron Modig, newly elected chairman of the Sweden’s Christian Democratic Party Youth League.

Swedish minister sobs as she recounts how great immigrants are building Swedish economy and how they are abused.

Thursday, 07 July 2011
Swedish minister of economy sobbed as she gave her last speech as leader of the Centre party on Thursday at Almedalen. The leader had to purse to wipe tears when she recounted how the immigrants in Sweden have sustained the welfare system but always get bad press.

Swedish government payment unexpectedly in deficit in June

Thursday, 07 July 2011
Swedish government payments resulted in a deficit of Skr20.4 billion in June. The Swedish Debt Office's forecast pointed to a deficit of Skr14.7 billion.

Swedish people’s party want to attract more immigrants to Sweden.

Wednesday, 06 July 2011
Population is a great resources especially a population that is educated and has a strong consuming power. This is why even though countries like the USA, Germany and the UK have a smaller population that the like of India, China, Bangladesh etc., these fore mentioned countries are economically strong.This now hitting home to Swedish political parties such as the people party which proses to attract more industrious and educated people to Sweden.

New Danish border controls in place on Wednesday despite intense criticism

Tuesday, 05 July 2011
On Wednesday, the Danish authorities will make the new heavily criticized Danish border controls to become a reality. Therefore, despite huge protest and criticism, the Danes are adamant to create a new border within the EU.

Swedish central bank, the Riksbank raises interest rates again

Tuesday, 05 July 2011
The Swedish central bank or the Riksbank raises as expected the repo rate by 0.25 percentage points to two percent. Riksbank governor, Stefan Ingves is working in line of the banks forecast that will see the rates at 4 percent in the forecast period.

Two Swedish freelance journalists arrested and detained in Ethiopia

Monday, 04 July 2011
The Ethiopian army has arrested two Swedish journalists in the region of Ogaden, according to Swedish media. The journalists were arrested during an armoured operation against rebels in the Ogaden region.

Swedish Prime Minister, Reinfeldt accuses opposition leader Juholt of betraying the Swedish people

Monday, 04 July 2011
The first shot in the Swedish holiday’s political retreat sees Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt getting on the offensive and taking the first hot at the leading opposition leader Hakan, Juholt.

The ruling Swedish coalition Alliance polled higher than their opposition rivals

Sunday, 03 July 2011
The ruling government coalition parties or the Alliance parties are again larger than the Red-Green opposition bloc, according to the Swedish tabloid news paper, Aftonbladet, in an opinion poll commissioned to the polling organisation United Minds.

Persistent low confidence in the Swedish Social Democrat leader as a Prime Ministerial object

Sunday, 03 July 2011
Swedish Prime minister in waiting, if the Social Democrats can win the next election, is not popular among voters, new opinion poll shows. Current Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt has continued to maintain good confidence as Prime Minister than the Social Democratic party leader Hakan Juholt.

Danish border control mechanism confirmed

Friday, 01 July 2011
The Danish Assembly's Finance Committee today approved a controversial proposal to increase border controls at the border with Germany and Sweden. The Danes claim that the aim is to combat transnational crime, arms smuggling and the human trafficking.

Germans criticise the Danes for creating a fortress of myth with a new border

Friday, 01 July 2011
German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, has sharply criticizes Denmark and requires the EU to examine whether Denmark's new border is in line with EU laws.

Sweden expects interest rates rise to 2 percent

Friday, 01 July 2011
The Swedish central bank, known as the Riksbank is expected to decide on a rate increase of 0.25 percentage points to 2.00 percent next week, according to a survey consensus among 15 analysts carried out by the news agency Reuters.

The Chinese making tough demands for Saab – Swedish Industry Minister

Friday, 01 July 2011
Last night Swedish industry minister, Maud Olofsson and Saab's CEO, Victor Muller met representatives from the Chinese government to discuss the Saab Automobile business with China.

How the strengthening of the Swedish Krona transformed Sweden and made their streets paved with Gold

Wednesday, 29 June 2011
When the Swedish economy started gaining strength at the aftermath of the financial crisis, Sweden made some Skr8.1 billion in gains that reduced its nation debt. This came from the state using instrument in the international currency market – similar to the ones that banks used to bring the world to it knees during the recent financial crisis.

Iceland takes the first giant step towards EU

Monday, 27 June 2011
Iceland took Monday a giant and serious step towards EU accession talks. And unlike many other countries wishing to join the EU crowd, the small island community from the outset has taken some important steps towards EU membership. Iceland has better chances anyway given its structures and intuitions that are properly developed or even advance for EU.

Swedish Prime Minister,  Reinfeldt would not speculate on a possible Saab bankruptcy

Monday, 27 June 2011
Swedish Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt stresses that he does not want to speculate anything in relation to a possible bankruptcy of Saab automobile.

Testing the Swedish political feel: The Red-Green opposition bloc heap more pressure on the Swedish ruling Alliance bloc – opinion poll show

Sunday, 26 June 2011
The Swedish Social Democrats are gradually winning the hearts for the Swedish voters.

New bank failures on the way In Denmark

Saturday, 25 June 2011
Not long ago we reported that credit rating agencies had down graded Danish banks and places in categories which suggests that they chances of failure was more possible than otherwise. Now it has emerged that more Danes should be prepared for a large number of banks failure in the future.

Poor control of students' residence permits blamed for Sweden’s lax immigration control system 

Saturday, 25 June 2011
Sweden prides itself for being robust in its immigration management but there has emerged evidence that students issued with Swedish student visas disappear in the crowd once here in Sweden. The question being asked by many is “where are all the students?”

EU commissioner relies on Danish border policy to reflect EU rules as promised by the Danes

Thursday, 23 June 2011
Denmark is not supposed to have an internal border within the EU given that the EU is supposed to be border free. But Denmark seems to have insisted on a compelling reason (s) as to why it wants the border and now the EU seems to have to dance with it.

Latvia presents itself as Baltic's largest black economy: Swedish study

Thursday, 23 June 2011
Latvian economy is trying to grow but it is pulled back by the past shadowy post communist corrupt business thinking that looks to constrict its economy for the time being. This time the economy has been ranked as the economy in the Baltic with the largest dark economic sector.

Stateless people should be granted path to Danish Citizenship even if they pose a national security danger
Thursday, 23 June 2011
Danish Integration Minister Soeren Pind has asked the parliamentary parties to consider the rights of stateless people to access Danish citizenship.

Drop in Swedish Household wealth

Thursday, 23 June 2011
Swedish households' financial wealth decreased during the first quarter of 2011 after the peak notation of the previous quarter.

The Swedish government accused of creating inflation and heaping misery on the people

Wednesday, 22 June 2011
The Swedish government has been accused by the opposition Social Democrats of driving up inflation. The government argues that their policy is making Sweden to enjoy an impressive growth.  

Norway allows key interest rates to stay put

Wednesday, 22 June 2011
The Norwegian central bank allows the policy rate to remain unchanged at 2.25 percent, which is in line with analysts' expectations.

Sweden will not commit ant money to the Greek bail out: Finance minister

Wednesday, 22 June 2011
The Swedish Finance Minister, Anders Borg, has made it clear that Sweden will not be paying towards the Greek bailout just before he went to the budget debate in parliament on Wednesday

Swedish pension fund flourish in world Black listed companies

Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Swedish pension fund managers would do anything for extra returns. As such they have now lost the idea of how to properly run an ethical fund management business. They have turned to the cruellest and easiest option:  investment in unethical companies. Swedish pension funds made of billions of Skr are invested in some 30 companies blacklisted for violating human rights and related.

How to build a perfect country and a perfect society- Case study Denmark: All criminal deported

Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Building a crime -free Denmark or a country where criminals, especially foreign ones would not be welcome is a first step towards building a perfect country – Denmark.

Swedish government postpones Nordea share Sale

Tuesday, 21 June 2011
The Swedish government is pushing the sale of the rest of its shares in Nordea Bank to the fall if this year.

The Greek crisis and the reality of the EU budget crisis

Monday, 20 June 2011
As the Greek crisis loams, it is not only Greece that have shown deficiency in its public finances and failure to meet EU requirements. Other EU countries are also struggling to meet their own financial obligations.

The Swedish government is being constricted by the opposition. The question is how long can it continue this way?

Sunday, 19 June 2011
The Swedish government's setback in parliament at the enjoyment of the opposition is now reaching a point of utter hardship for the government.

Party leader and industry minister Olofsson will resign from party as head but wants to remain as minister or start own business

Saturday, 18 June 2011
Maud Olofsson, has had enough of criticisms and whining in her party about her and her performance as such decided to resign as leader of the Centre Party. But she wants to remain in the government as a minister, or in a worse case scenario, she wants to start her own a business.

“New immigrant mothers should be given shorted parental leave” Maud Olofsson

Saturday, 18 June 2011
Longer parental insurance prevents immigrant women from entering the Swedish labour market. Therefore it should be that women living in Sweden with an immigrant background should receive shorter parental leave.

New government in Finland becoming a reality

Saturday, 18 June 2011
After two months of no activity, Finland has a new coalition government with National Coalition Party Chair Jyrki Katainen at its head.

Support for the Euro falls among Swedes.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011
If there had been a referendum on the euro in May 2011, about 64 percent of the Swedes would have voted no to the euro while about 24 percent would have voted yes.

Did the Swedish government tap the Far right party Sweden Democrats for voting concession and if so was there anything wrong with it?

Tuesday, 14 June 2011
The Swedish ruling Alliance coalition is reported to have contacted the Swedish far right party for voting concession in the parliament.

Finnish economy gearing to be the next ‘tiger economy’ after Sweden

Monday, 13 June 2011
It is not only Sweden which could boast wonderful economic growth. The Finnish economy has shown that it too has what it takes to make big noises.

Invest in Sweden accused of allegedly presenting exaggerated data

Monday, 13 June 2011
The Swedish government agency, Invest in Sweden, which will has the job of attracting foreign investors to Sweden, has been accused of providing faulty and exaggerated in formation about the contribution of foreign companies to Sweden.

Danish government feels the heat about new border policy

Friday, 10 June 2011
The controversial Danish proposal on strengthening border controls, which have already led to the diplomatic spat with Germany and Europe, is now consistently being sabotaged by the opposition in parliament.

Denmark in collusion course over new border checking policy

Thursday, 09 June 2011
The Danish government and Danish People's Party stands firm on their resolve to put permanent checks on Danish borders and nothing is going to stop them. There, several customs officers and border facilities will be built at the various Danish borders but the decision has called for other European countries to heavily criticised Denmark.

The Swedish government could be ganged up again in parliament as a new defeat looms

Thursday, 09 June 2011
Th Swedish opposition parties are in total disagreement with the government at the moment on Social Security issues and there is the risk that another government policy could he heading for defeat in the parliament.

Finland should not be a problem for the EU:  Finnish president Halonen

Wednesday, 08 June 2011
Finland should no be any problem for the EU, Finnish President Tarja Halonen said, while reassuring the other EU parties about political impasse in Finland relating to the Portuguese bail out plan and other plans for Greece.

Swedish opposition bloc continues to slap the government in the face

Wednesday, 08 June 2011
The Swedish government seems to be loosing its political mojo to the opposition bloc which continues to slap it in the face. If opposition polls are to be accepted as tools to test the popularity of a government, then the Swedish government is currently loosing it.

Five Swedish fighter jets Jas Gripen to remain in aircraft in Libya

Tuesday, 07 June 2011
The Swedish authorities have agreed to leave five of its fighter jets the Jas Gripen planes to continue to participate in the NATO Libyan expedition so as to monitor arms embargo.

Danish housing market is unsustainable the EU warns and Denmark reduce deficit to 3 percent

Tuesday, 07 June 2011
The ailing Danish economy cane under the microscope today as the EU Commission seem to have but more stress into an already shaky house. The Danish housing market was examined was today when Brussels too a closer look at the Danish economy.

More warnings for the Swedish housing market – EU the next to sound warning for the Swedish real estate sector

Tuesday, 07 June 2011
Sweden must reform its mortgage market, rent control, property tax and building permits if it is to prevent risks of rising house prices and increasing household debt. It must also work more on inclusion of youths and minority groups into the labour market.

Political stalemate and crisis persist in Finnish government formation

Tuesday, 07 June 2011
There is a growing difficulty of the Finnish political parties to forms a government since the election a month ago in which most of the political parties did not win comfortable majority to command more powers to call the shots. Talks and negotiations between the political parties have gone into crisis mode

Swedish EU commissioner Malmstrom worried about growing corruption in the EU

Monday, 06 June 2011
Corruption in Europe is estimated to cost over Skr1000 billion per year and this is disturbing to the Swedish European Commissioner, Cecilia Malmstrom. She is now coming up with some suggestions to how the situation could be alleviated.

Swedish coalition government received constricting challenge from its opposition rivals

Monday, 06 June 2011
The Swedish ruling government coalition is gradually loosing support to the opposition – Red-Green coalition. Latest opinion polls show how if elections were to be held today, the Alliance coalition will be pushed out of power.

Sweden’s Social Democrats considers backtracking on the issue of the full withdrawal of the Gripen fighter jets from Libya

Sunday, 05 June 2011
The Swedish Social Democrat party said yesterday that they would crave the return of the fighter jets from Libya if they are to continue supporting the government’s Libyan position.  This was said by its leader H�kan Juholt while still in negotiation with the conservative government. The conservatives seem to have squeezed something out of the social Democrats and now they seem to be toning down their rhetoric.

Sweden’s Social Democrats to invest in the youth by guaranteeing summer jobs for all

Saturday, 04 June 2011
Some people – not all know how applying for a job just after education was met with intense frustration emanated from rejections struggle – to cope frustrations of rejection. Most people who can’t find work – the young, in most cases blame their rejection for lack of experience.

Swedish opposition party leader orders Swedish halt to all activities in Libya

Saturday, 04 June 2011
Before the Swedish opposition social democrat party support any further action in Libya, Swedish JAS-planes must be return from Libya. The reason for this is that the mission to guard the no-fly zone is a completed mission.

How the rejection by Swedish youths of democracy is shaking the status-quo in Sweden

Saturday, 04 June 2011
Yesterday we presented a study which showed that Swedish youths saw democracy as ‘rubbish’ and are willing to vote for any leader of organisation that can either give them a job or pay for their votes. This issue has surprisingly been a much talked issue in Sweden since then.

Sweden sends more aid to Libya

Thursday, 02 June 2011
Swedish international aid agency, SIDA is to give another Skr55 million in humanitarian aid to Libya. Skr 25 million goes to the UN following appeal and another Skr30 million goes to the International Red Cross in Libya.

NATO plead for more Swedish support but it remains unclear if Sweden will provide and how soon

Thursday, 02 June 2011
NATO wants to extend the operation in Libya, and has asked Sweden for further assistance. The assistance is to include aerial reconnaissance, air refuelling and maritime operations. There are doubts if Sweden would be able to provide and to start the operations as required.

Support for the Finnish right wing party True Finns continue to increase

Wednesday, 01 June 2011
Support for the True Finns increased by one and a half percentage points since the general election in April, as more Finnish people tend to agree more with their political stance.

IMF warns Sweden of its house prices that are too over valued

Wednesday, 01 June 2011
Sweden's exit from the global crisis has been uniquely successful in comparison with other EU countries. But house prices are too high, according to the, International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Swedish banks warned to stop stealing from taxpayers must increase capital requirement

Tuesday, 31 May 2011
The Swedish minister of Finance has warned its banks to stop creating situations where the tax payers may be called at some point to help them out. As banks indulge in their obsessive bonus culture, banks should not make any dividends payments with out strengthening their capital adequacy.

Swedish exports continue grow beefing up its current account surplus

Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Sweden is still basking in impressive export growth reflected in the position look of its balance of payments for the first quarter of 2011 which showed a stronger current account.

Danish economy is loosing it and a new recession is on the way

Tuesday, 31 May 2011
The Danish economy is losing the fight to stand and a new economic slump looms. The economy’s Gross Domestic Product is falling disgustingly, and Denmark is again heading to recession.

Decommissioning of nuclear power in German will lead to higher electricity prices in Sweden

Monday, 30 May 2011
The Germans decided on Monday to phase out the use of nuclear power by the year 2022. The immediate effect immediately accounted by analysts of this is that it will lead to higher electricity prices in Sweden. This has to do with normal economic principles which show that shortages in the market lead to high prices.

Denmark to face the EU on its expected budget deficit fall below the 3 percent threshold.

Monday, 30 May 2011
The conservative Danish government announced on Monday that they expect a deficit of the central government finances to some Dkr74 billion this year, representing 4.1 percent of GDP.

Sweden uses money designed for international economic aid on other operations within Sweden

Monday, 30 May 2011
The Swedish government is struggling to cope with a huge amount of refugee arriving the country and this means that they have to tap into their economic aid budget. Therefore, millions designated to economic aid is being culled from the aid budget to be used in asylum management in Sweden. The Swedish opposition parties are not happy.

Swedes infected with Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) from Spanish cucumber, Denmark withdraw similar produces from their stores
Friday, 27 May 2011
Some 25 Swedes have been infected with Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli or EHEC which started in Germany. Of the Swedes affected, a dozen of them are seriously ill.

The Swedish Social Democrat party is growing again at the expense of the conservatives

Friday, 27 May 2011
For the first time since the election last fall, the Swedish Social Democrats party has grown bigger that the Conservatives, according a new opinion poll.

Sweden continues to show its economic muscles - GDP figure revised stronger

Friday, 27 May 2011
The Swedish recovery continues to throttle producing very high speed. The rate of growth is still strong, but slowed down slightly more than expected in the first quarter.

Swedish government to raise taxes on box wines as prices expected to soar

Thursday, 26 May 2011
Sweden wants to increase taxes on boxes of wins. The state owned monopoly alcohol retailer, Systembolaget would impose an extra tax on win boxes.

U.S. spy agents worked in on Swedish soil illegally

Monday, 23 May 2011
Agents from the U.S. without permission from the Swedish authorities had spotted terrorists in Sweden. Swedish Security Police (SAPO) are reported to have caught the agents who then left the country, according to the Swedish newspaper, Svenska Dagbladet.

Carl Bildt satisfied with Obama’s speech on Middle East

Friday, 20 May 2011
Sweden’s Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt is satisfied with the clarity the speech of the U.S. president Barack Obama presented last night.

Sweden expels Libyan diplomats
Friday, 20 May 2011
Sweden has expelled two diplomats who worked at the Libyan Embassy in Stockholm.

Could the US turn to Jas jets to reduce military costs?

Friday, 20 May 2011
The US wants to cost down it deficits as such reduce it defence spending. But the country also wants to maintain its leadership in weaponry with the best strike force in the world. One deterrent stands on it way – cost.

NATO support in Sweden falls

Thursday, 19 May 2011
Support for Sweden to join the NATO defense alliance is falling. The proportion of those in support now stands at just 23 percent.

Swedish minister of Finance Anders Borg will not back former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown as the new IMF Boss

Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg does not see the former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown as successor to rape accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn as head of the International Monetary Fund.

Swedish government’s surplus expected to be greater

Wednesday, 18 May 2011
The Swedish debt Office now expects the government’s surplus in the state budget in 2011 to be in the region of Skr 99 billion, an increase of Skr81 billion compared with the previous forecast.

Could Reinfeldt used his visit to Brazil and make a sales pitch for the Gripen fighter jets

Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Swedish Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt meets the President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff today Tuesday and already speculation is rife in the Swedish media that he could go for a sales pitch for the Gripen fighter aircraft business.

Swedes' support for EU increases but not for the single currency euro although with bail outs here and there in the Union

Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Support for the EU in Sweden continues to increase. A majority of Swedes would love to see Sweden remain member of the EU, but support for the European single currency, the euro has fallen sharply.

OECD criticizes Sweden for using aid money to finance its embassies

Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Sweden has been using money destined for economic aid assistance to finance its embassies in Europe and other countries. For this it has received criticisms from the Economic Cooperation Organization, OECD.

Danish integration Minister, S�ren Pind wants to select immigrants she deems fit to live in Denmark

Monday, 16 May 2011
Danish Integration Minister S�ren Pind wants to introduce positive discrimination of immigrants from countries like USA, Canada and Japan to easy access to Denmark than immigrants from Arab and poorer countries.

The juggle for popularity in Swedish politics - Reinfeldt more popular than Juholt

Sunday, 15 May 2011
Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, also leader of the Moderate party is considered skilled government leader than New Social Democrats leader, Hakan Juholt. The new Social Democrats leader is ranked lower than the Prime minister but, however, higher than the former Social Democrats leader Mona Sahlin.

Sweden not yet decided on supporting Portugal - no strategic and systemic risk fears.

Friday, 13 May 2011
Sweden will not consider a package of Portugal. No request has yet been submitted to the government, according to Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg.

Finnish Grand Committee Approves EU Bailouts for Portugal

Friday, 13 May 2011
Finnish Parliament’s Grand Committee has approved proposals on the Portugal rescue package as well as the temporary and permanent bailout funds with 15 voting for, 5 against and 5 abstaining.

Norway raises key interest rates

Thursday, 12 May 2011
The Norwegian central bank raises its key interest rate by 0.25 percent to 2.25 percent. The increase is in line with analysts' expectations.

Finnish right wing party True Finns knobs Government position in protest against Portugal Aid

Thursday, 12 May 2011
True Finns Party has declined to be part of the new Finnish Government being formed after the recent general elections which the party did very well. Its main reason to stay out has to with the issue of EU aid to Portugal.

Is Hakan Juholt a difficult man to work with? Why is his team fleeing away from him?

Wednesday, 11 May 2011
The above question is asked because according to the tabloid newspaper, Expressen, the officials working for Hakan Juholt such as his speech writers and Budget Director as well as ten other important services officials are fleeing him.

Denmark to initiate a new border control although it would cost Dkr270 million

Wednesday, 11 May 2011
The Danish Government, the Danish People's Party and Christian Democrat are agreeing on a permanent border policy for Denmark as a return to border control is being observed in Denmark.

Swedish Parliament approves tax agreement with Liechtenstein

Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Yet another tax haven has fallen into the claws of the Swedish tax authorities. As of Wednesday afternoon, the Swedish parliament, the Riksdag, signed a treaty on information exchange in tax matters with Liechtenstein.

Cornered by the law and no where to hide, more Swedes are abandoning tax havens

Wednesday, 11 May 2011
The trend is clear - more and more Swedes are choosing to expose their assets to the Swedish tax authority now than before. These are they types of assets that would have been hidden abroad according to a latest revelation.

The demand for democracy a requirement for buying Swedish military hard wares

Tuesday, 10 May 2011
After the violence in Northern Africa and Middle East, all countries Sweden sold weapons to which have been used to kill its people and the heavy criticism heaped upon Sweden has made the government and the opposition to start reviewing the most ultimate requirement for the sales of Swedish arms to other countries.

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt feels that Sweden will soon hit 3 percent unemployment

Tuesday, 10 May 2011
The Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt is confident that his economic and job policy will be able to raise the amount of jobs that he had planned.

Threats to the Swedish PM and his opposition counterpart

Monday, 09 May 2011
Late in Sunday night someone rang and threatened to kill or hurt the Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and the Social Democrats leader Hakan Juholt.

Swedish riches people flock to Stockholm as the gap between the rich and the poor in Sweden bust wide open.

Monday, 09 May 2011
Income inequality is increasing in Sweden and high earners are flocking to live in Stockholm, exhibit the already perceive view that income equality myth in Sweden had dies long ago.

United Nation organisation request Danish troops to assist in Sudan

Sunday, 08 May 2011
The United Nation is seeking Danish assistance to contribute soldiers to a peacekeeping operation in Sudan.

Swedish Prime Minister Reinfeldt attacks the Social Democrat's criticism on his job record

Saturday, 07 May 2011
The Social Democrats party has been in the skin of the ruling Moderate coalition in Sweden of recent. One particular area where the Social Democrats are hitting hard on the government is their job creation record. This is very worrying to the Mr Reinfeldt who has been having sleepless nights recently thinking on how to retaliate. He did on Saturday

Sweden's Green party backtracks and now wants to support the government sells Telia

Saturday, 07 May 2011
The Swedish Green Party's outgoing spokes person Maria Wetterstrand want to support the Swedish government drive to sell the state's holding in TeliaSonera. Earlier attempts for such moves were quashed in the parliament by the opposition including the Swedish far fight party, the Swedish Democrats  

Swedish Liberal Party's former leader Bengt Westerberg appointed to government racism investigator.

Friday, 06 May 2011
Xenophobia and racism is rife in Sweden. But recently, racism and xenophobia has become institutionalised and more of a culture such that one sees how it manifests but it is hard to tell how it gets there. The coming of the radical far right party, the  Sweden Democrats to the parliament shows that intolerance in Sweden in no longer a hidden issue.

Swedish Government surplus bigger than expected

Friday, 06 May 2011
The Swedish government payments gave a surplus in April to Skr38.0 billion, compared with the Debt Office's forecast of Skr20.9 billion.

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Swedish EU Commission wants to re-introduction border controls within the Union

Wednesday, 04 May 2011
Brussels: Swedish EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmstr�m is now proposing to make it easier to reintroduce border controls between EU countries in the Schengen passport union, after the Franco-Italian dispute over refugees from Tunisia.

Swedish Green party calls for small businesses to be spared sick pay contribution

Monday, 02 May 2011
The Green Party wants to abolish sick wage costs for businesses with up to ten employees.

Obama: Osama bin Laden killed in Pakistan

Monday, 02 May 2011
The leader of the terrorist network al-Qaeda has been reported killed by US forces in Pakistan. The US president Barak Obama announced early on Monday morning, Swedish time in an extraordinary press.

Sweden’s Social Democrat party to focus on the youth

Monday, 02 May 2011
Swede’s Social Democrat leader Hakan Juholt promises new Social Democrat policies with large welfare initiatives. Together with the party's economic spokesman Tommy Waidelich, suggested 15 000 summer jobs for young people, investing in health and social care staff and lower rates in the local music school.


The Swedish economy is capable to absorb the impact of Saab Crash

Thursday, 28 April 2011
A probably bankruptcy of Saab will have little impact on the Swedish economy, according to an analysis by Nordea presented today. While Saab’s management is chasing money in China and the now the Baltics, economist Bengt Rostr�m of Nordea Bank have tried to look at the effects of the eminent collapse of Saab to the Swedish economy.

Economy, trade and modernisation the focus of Putin's visit to Sweden

Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Today, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited Sweden to meet among others Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt. Much of the meeting's focus was on the economic related issues and several commercial agreements were signed.

Finland’s government collected more in tax revenue

Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Finnish government tax revenues have grown considerably during the first part of the year.

Allegations against Nobel Laureate Yunus of misappropriation suspicion cleared

Monday, 25 April 2011
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus, who became to prominence after designing his micro loan scheme to the poor, has been cleared from suspicion of financial crimes after investigations carried out in Bangladesh. The results were similar to the same carried out earlier by the Norwegian authorities.

Finnish top diplomat joins members of the Elders en route to North Korean for peace talks

Sunday, 24 April 2011
Finnish top diplomat, Martti Ahtisaari is currently on his way to Beijing with an international mediating group to try to seek ways to defuse tensions between North and South Korea.

Current Swedish government have made a tax cut of more that Skr100 billion since it took office.

Saturday, 23 April 2011
The Swedish government has on the whole, reduced taxes on people and corporation by Skr100 billion since it took office in 2006, according to a compilation by the country’s Ministry Finance ...

Swedish finance minister punishes Sweden into the Euro pact

Friday, 22 April 2011
Swedish finance minister, Anders Borg believes that Sweden should join the euro pact after an EU decision within the week to modify some controversial aspects of the pact. It is now possible that Sweden would be able to structure its wage system without fearing the watch of the Euro big brother for example.

Japanese Prime Minister thanks Sweden all their help in the wake of the natural and nuclear disaster.

Thursday, 21 April 2011
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan thanks Sweden for the rapid assistance Sweden gave Japan in the wake of the earthquake that stroke the country on 11 March.

Swedish Social Democrats backing down on new property taxes proposal but fully

Thursday, 21 April 2011
The Social Democrats are now saying coiling in their pursuant of the issue of a new property tax - after what they claim to be ‘considerable thought and investigation’. But could this signal Social Democrats cooling on radical tax increase in the future?

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Swedish central bank increased interest rates

Wednesday, 20 April 2011
The Swedish Riksbank, of the central banks increased the country’s repo rate by 0.25 percentage points to 1.75 percent.

Danish Foreign Policy Committee to travels to Tibet

Tuesday, 19 April 2011
The exiled Dalai Lama's visit to Copenhagen has put new focus on the situation in Tibet. And soon, Danish politicians will have the opportunity to see for themselves things on the ground in Tibet and to form an opinion on the situation in the Himalayan kingdom.

Sweden’s Social Democrats love high taxes want to review Property taxes

Tuesday, 19 April 2011
The Swedish Social democrats just cannot think of staying away from people taxes. After finding it hard to propose very higher taxes they have in their DNA, they have now decided to start talking on proposing astronomically higher property taxes.

Swedish Far right party Sweden Democrat politician threatened with expulsion
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
The Swedish society is trying hard to cool down the temperature of the over radical character of its far right party, the Sweden Democrats and no party in the Swedish parliament has seen its members dismissed from political jobs because of bad behaviour like the party

Formation of a new government in Finland an uphill task

Monday, 18 April 2011
True Finns' victory in the Finnish Parliamentary elections make for difficult negotiations in the formation of a next government according to media tracks in Finnish.

Drama at the Finnish general election as the far right party shows their power.

Sunday, 17 April 2011
Finnish parliamentary election on Sunday was a success for the right-wing party True Finns. By the time 38 percent of the votes had been counted, the True Finns had emerged the third largest party.

Swedish finance Minister Borg Uses political power to blow Wahlroos on Nordea threat

Friday, 15 April 2011
Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg will push for joint Nordic rules for banks' capital adequacy. This is a blow to the new chairman of Nordea who had threatened to move the head quarters of Nordea to Finland where there is currently no demand for increase bank capital requirement.

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Threat for twitter to be banned in the Swedish parliament - Speaker says NO!

Friday, 15 April 2011
The Speaker of the Swedish parliament or the Riksdag,  Per Westerberg would not restrict Members' twittering in parliament despite the fact that several of them had come under criticism of late for using the system to spread news.

The Swedish government venture capital firm has cold feet investing in Saab

Thursday, 14 April 2011
The Swedish government’s venture capital firm Fouriertransform is ready to pump in close to Skr2 billion in the Swedish automotive market. But the ailing Saab automobile should not consider itself as one of those who can benefit from such government investment giant.

Here is where the new Swedish jobs might be coming from

Wednesday, 13 April 2011
The Swedish government just presented its proposal for the next budget and in it job creating to reduce the bulging unemployment in the country was one of the top priorities.

Far right party, Sweden Democrats wants to work with opposition

Wednesday, 13 April 2011
The Swedish far right party, Sweden democrat has been collaborating with the government parties in the parliament on bills but they are still an isolated and lonely party.

Sweden may already start enjoying a budget surplus this year – Finance Minister

Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Sweden is facing an economic growth equivalent to that observed in the 1950s and 1960s when Sweden leapt from a third world economy to an advanced industrial economy. The Swedish finance minister Anders Borg today when presenting the spring budget bill to the parliament made this kind of comparison.  But he warned of potential contamination from the outside world.

Testing the Swedish political climate: Conservatives Moderates rampant in new opinion polls

Tuesday, 12 April 2011
The Conservative Moderate party in Sweden has great ideas of how Sweden should be a strong and prosperous country and for that it is awarded well in regular opinion assessments.

Swedish government to reduce taxes and business rates earlier than planned

Tuesday, 12 April 2011
The Swedish conservative government feels that the strong economy the country is experiencing which they preceded is gradually ushering them to the next phase - the phase of tax reduction, individual and company operation cost reduction as well as means to prop up the jobs market.

Swedish Reinfeldt earn more than Russian Putin

Monday, 11 April 2011
Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin earns more that the president Medvedev, just to show who is in charge in Russia. But both of them earn less than Swedish Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt.

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