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- Nobel Week begins with controversy and protests December 6, 2019
Nobel Week kicks off with the arrival of this year’s 14 laureates and is set to be marked by protests over the controversial choice of Peter Handke.
- Climate crisis: call for an emergency response December 6, 2019
Owen Gaffney at the Stockholm Resilience Centre is one of the authors of an article in the journal Nature, in which scientists warn that the world may have already crossed a series of climate tipping …
- Government faces crisis over privatisation of employment service December 6, 2019
A call by the Left Party for a no-confidence vote in Employment Minister Eva Nordmark could have damaging implications for an agreement keeping the government in power.
- Tougher rules needed for online payment options, government says December 5, 2019
The government announced it wants to sharpen the rules for what payment options are presented to online shoppers.
- Is Sweden seeing a new political bloc after Moderates and Sweden Democrats meet? December 5, 2019
This week saw the first official meeting between the leaders of the Moderate Party and the Sweden Democrats, a far cry from when the party first entered parliament and were universally shunned.
- Court sentences restaurateur to eight months for people exploitation December 5, 2019
A restaurant owner in Norrköping was found guilty of exploitation a young couple and received an eight month jail sentence along with fines.
- Municipal calls to boil drinking water more than double this year December 5, 2019
The number of boil order advisories issued by Swedish municipalities have more than double this year compared to 2018, Swedish Radio reports.
- Ryanair to close base at Skavsta Airport next year December 4, 2019
Low-cost airline Ryanair said it will close its base at Skavsta Airport by the second half of next year.
- Agency to review how hospital staff cuts could impact patient care December 4, 2019
An investigation looking into how healthcare will be affected by hospital staff layoffs has been launched by the Health and Social Care Inspectorate.
- 'This is positive': global carbon emissions set to grow slowly in 2019 December 4, 2019
Global carbon emissions rose only 0.6 percent in 2019 due to a decline in the worldwide use of coal, according to a new report.
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