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Swedish old folks' home abandons six-hour workday experiment

A six-hour workday experiment has been abandoned at one retirement home in the Swedish city of Gothenberg despite workers reporting better health, reduced absenteeism and improved quality of patient c

A six-hour workday experiment has been abandoned at one retirement home in the Swedish city of Gothenberg despite workers reporting better health, reduced absenteeism and improved quality of patient c

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How can Europe beat long-term unemployment?

In this edition of Real Economy, Euronews looks at the fiscal drain from Europe's long-term unemployment crisis.

In this edition of Real Economy, Euronews looks at the fiscal drain from Europe's long-term unemployment crisis.

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Sweden addresses long-term unemployment risks

While Sweden’s employment rates are some of the highest in Europe, Ylva Johansson, Minister for Employment and Integration, says to mitigate the risk of it rising due to an influx of refugees, the co

While Sweden’s employment rates are some of the highest in Europe, Ylva Johansson, Minister for Employment and Integration, says to mitigate the risk of it rising due to an influx of refugees, the co

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Sweden's advice to Europe

Despite Sweden bearing a significant burden of incoming refugees, its employment rates are still the envy of Europe.

Despite Sweden bearing a significant burden of incoming refugees, its employment rates are still the envy of Europe.

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Storm Urd lashes Scandinavian coast

Furious winds and wild waves battered the coasts of Scandinavia as storm Urd rolled over Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

Furious winds and wild waves battered the coasts of Scandinavia as storm Urd rolled over Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

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Euronews meets some of our refugee friends one year after fleeing war

Euronews Insiders visits people we met a year ago: a Syrian family now living in Germany, and an Iraqi man who fled Iraq for Sweden. Let's see how their lives have changed.

Euronews Insiders visits people we met a year ago: a Syrian family now living in Germany, and an Iraqi man who fled Iraq for Sweden. Let's see how their lives have changed.

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Refugees in Sweden - one year on

The Swedish ski resort of Riksgränsen opened its doors to refugees in 2015 – a temporary solution for the country’s government overwhelmed by the arrival of 164,000 refugees in just a few…

The Swedish ski resort of Riksgränsen opened its doors to refugees in 2015 – a temporary solution for the country’s government overwhelmed by the arrival of 164,000 refugees in just a few…

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Ikea agree payment over child deaths

Ikea has agreed to pay nearly €48 million to the families of three toddlers in the US, killed by falling chest of drawers.

Ikea has agreed to pay nearly €48 million to the families of three toddlers in the US, killed by falling chest of drawers.

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Female choir performs Christmas concert like goats for charity

A Swedish all-female choir performed a charity concert with a difference yesterday, December 18, as they put a new spin on Christmas carols by singing like…

A Swedish all-female choir performed a charity concert with a difference yesterday, December 18, as they put a new spin on Christmas carols by singing like…

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Patti Smith blanks out during Nobel Prize performance

Singer and songwriter Patti Smith needed two attempts to get through Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” at the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm.

Singer and songwriter Patti Smith needed two attempts to get through Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” at the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm.

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EuroSkills 2016: battle of young craftspeople

Young people from more than 30 countries were in the Swedish city of Gothenburg to take part in EuroSkills 2016.

Young people from more than 30 countries were in the Swedish city of Gothenburg to take part in EuroSkills 2016.

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Pope Francis praises secular Sweden over asylum seekers

Pope Francis has praised as “blessed” people who take in asylum seekers, as he celebrated Mass with thousands of followers during his visit to Sweden.

Pope Francis has praised as “blessed” people who take in asylum seekers, as he celebrated Mass with thousands of followers during his visit to Sweden.

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Creepy clown stabs teenager in Sweden

A wave of creepy clown sightings has spread to Sweden, where a teenager was stabbed by a man in a clown mask.

A wave of creepy clown sightings has spread to Sweden, where a teenager was stabbed by a man in a clown mask.

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Mini machines win 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry

Scottish, French and Dutch-born trio Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa will share the 8m Swedish Kronor prize.

Scottish, French and Dutch-born trio Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa will share the 8m Swedish Kronor prize.