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:SWEDEN: Several individuals suspected of preparation to commit a terrorist offence

Three individuals have been arrested on suspicion of preparation to carry out a terrorist attack. The Swedish Security Service, assisted by the Swedish Police Authority, has taken action in several locations in Sweden on 30 April. The preparations related to the suspected crime have been ongoing for some time. Actions have been taken in northern […]

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PostNord Sweden caught criminal gang red handed

Theft of goods is a widespread problem in the logistics industry, and thieves are becoming ever more cunning. But as a result of comprehensive and thorough preparatory work and good cooperation with the police, PostNord recently succeeded in catching a gang in western Sweden while they were stealing goods – traveling at 80 kilometers per […]

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The investigation against Julian Assange is discontinued

Director of Public Prosecution, Ms Marianne Ny, has today decided to discontinue the investigation regarding the suspected rape (lesser degree) by Julian Assange. The motive is that there is no reason to believe that the decision to surrender him to Sweden can be executed in the foreseeable future. – Almost 5 years ago Julian Assange […]

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Real emission reductions and more pressure on the EU due to new Swedish EU ETS policy

The Swedish government today unveiled a new program with the aim to buy and cancel allowances in the EU emissions trading system. The government will annually invest 300 million SEK in allowances. The program is set to run throughout the period 2018-2040. At the current price, emissions of approximately 7 million tons of carbon dioxide […]

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Sweden and Finland defend free press

Media freedom is increasingly under threat in the EU, its neighbourhood and around the world. Recent examples include repressive legislation, violence against journalists and the spread of state-controlled propaganda and disinformation. Not only do such measures limit the work and threaten the lives of reporters, they also curtail the participation of citizens in society, undermining […]

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New rules to reduce abuse of Swedish passports

Today, on 15 April, a new act enters into force with the aim of reducing abuse of Swedish passports and the risk of valid passports falling into the wrong hands. “Stolen passports can be traced to serious organised crime, travel to participate in terrorist wars and human smuggling. This is why the regulatory change now […]

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Sweden Government proposes amendments to asylum seekers’ right to assistance

The right to assistance will cease to apply for people whose refusal-of-entry or expulsion order has become final and non-appealable. This is what the Government is proposing in a Bill to the Riksdag (Swedish Parliament). The proposal does not apply to families with children and is part of the agreement reached by the Government and […]

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The Swedish Government decides to prolong internal border controls again

The Swedish Government has decided to prolong internal border controls from 10 March to 8 April 2016. Today, Thursday 3 March, the Swedish Government decided to prolong internal border controls again, from 10 March up to and including 8 April. The Government’s assessment is that the conditions on which the earlier decisions were taken still […]

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:SWEDEN: Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel have had a son

On Wednesday 2 March at 08:28 pm, Crown Princess Victoria gave birth to a son at Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm. Weight: 3,655 grams, Length: 52 cm Both mother and child are in good health. Prince Daniel was present at the hospital throughout the birth. Prince Daniel also met with the media at the hospital and told around 30 journalists and photographers about the […]

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Threat level in Sweden returns to elevated

2016-03-02 A decision was taken on 2 March 2016 by the Director General of the Security Service, Anders Thornberg, to reduce the national terrorist threat level from high (4) to elevated (3) on a five-level scale. The decision to reduce the threat level is based on strategic assessments produced by the National Centre for Terrorist Threat […]

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Cooperation agreement on social welfare issues signed between Sweden and Bulgaria

Åsa Regnér, Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality, and Ivailo Kalfin, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour and Social Policy, today signed a cooperation agreement between Sweden and Bulgaria. The agreement, which covers issues dealing with gender equality, children, the elderly and people with disabilities, aims to improve the situation of vulnerable […]

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The Swedish Government decides to prolong internal border controls again

The Swedish Government decided today to prolong internal border controls from 9 February to 9 March 2016. Today, the Swedish Government decided to prolong internal border controls again, from 9 February up to and including 9 March 2016. The Government’s assessment is that the conditions on which the earlier decisions were taken still apply. – […]

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Crown Princess Victoria an Advocate for UN Global Goals

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has chosen Crown Princess Victoria to be one of sixteen Advocates to promote the Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the Global Goals. The Advocates’ role will be to “leverage their unique standing and leadership” to promote the messages and encourage partnerships with governments, the private sector and civil society. The […]

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Sweden and Denmark sign enhanced defence cooperation agreement

On the 14th of January 2016, the Minister of Defence Peter Hultqvist and the Danish Minister of Defence Peter Christensen signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to enhance and deepen bilateral defence cooperation. The enhanced defence cooperation agreement between Sweden and Denmark includes focus areas such as: deepened exchange of information, establishment of secure […]

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