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
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
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 effectiveness of the traditional eight-hour workday has long been questioned.
The sheer number of asylum seekers arriving in Sweden has forced the government to more than double its spending on immigration.
Kjell Stefan Lofven has been the Prime Minister of Sweden since 2014 and the leader of the Social Democrats in the country since 2012. In this wide
An increasing number of businesses in Sweden are said to be experimenting with six-hour working days. Reports say that Toyota service centres in
Sweden’s political parties have reached an agreement that allows the minority centre-left government to remain in office and sideline the
An arsonist set fire to a mosque in the Swedish town of Eskilstuna on Thursday injuring five people. A police spokesman said they were taken to
Its name has so far largely been synonymous with tranquil, serene Scandinavian politics. Not anymore! For the first time in almost 60 years, Sweden
Sweden is set to go to the polls on March 22 next year in a snap election called after the centre-left minority government lost a budget vote in parliament.
Sweden’s military is following up two new sightings that could be evidence of what it calls suspected ‘foreign underwater activity’. Naval vessels
Sweden has presented its new centre-left government and created a surprise by announcing a measure that was not in its election manifesto. The
Sweden’s centre-left Social Democrats have claimed victory in Sunday’s general election but they have fallen short of a parliamentary
Sweden has gone to the polls to decide the country’s next government. The centre left Social Democrats are tipped to win, but opinion polls suggest
Polls are open in Sweden as the country votes in a general election. Indications suggest that Sweden looks set to revert to the centre-left
Swedes are voting to elect a new parliament. Polls show voters are likely to shift back to the left after eight years of a centre-right government
Swedes are preparing to head to the polls on Sunday to elect a new parliament. The latest surveys show voters are likely to shift back to the left
Sweden is in the spotlight in this month’s Global Conversation, a country that has managed to steer itself relatively unscathed through the economic
In the gender equality stakes, Sweden is rated highly. But some Swedes feel it’s being taken to extremes. It has the highest proportion of working
Until a few years ago, violence against women in Sweden was almost a hidden subject even in a country often rated number one when it comes to gender
Swedish diplomats in Lithuania are doing their bit for the environment by using bikes for official embassy business in the centre of Vilnius. They
After weeks of intense pressure, Sten Tolgfors has quit as Sweden’s defence minister over reports the Nordic state planned to help Saudi Arabia build