Daily news from Sweden – All main news at a glance

Here you can find news from Sweden in a compact format. The news are updated daily and provided by Radio Sweden. We republish them with permisson from Radio Sweden.

  • May 12, 2021: Swedish hockey shaken after two top players suspected of rape
    A renewed debate about a macho culture in ice hockey has erupted with two Brynäs players suspected of rape. Children’s rights organisation UNICEF has called off its partnership with the club. “We have …
  • May 12, 2021: Pandemic restrictions extended to June 1st
    Restrictions to limit the spread of Covid-19, set to expire on May 17th, are being extended until June 1st. From then, restaurants will be able to stay open until 22.30, and more people will be able t …
  • May 12, 2021: Sweden to phase out the Astra Zeneca vaccine
    Sweden will only be getting shipments of the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 for another three weeks. After the shipments stop, all first doses administered will be from a different manufacturer. …
  • May 12, 2021: Sweden's parties: The Center
    The Center Party gained 8.61% of the vote in the 2018 election In March it was polling at 8.7% “Its leader dominates the party completely and she’s probably the most charismatic politician in Sweden t …
  • May 12, 2021: "Discrimination against elderly in Sweden is so bad"
    The average retirement age in Sweden is 64.5, and you only have the formal right to work until you turn 68. Age discrimination can be a factor when older people apply for jobs, according to Stockholm …
  • May 11, 2021: High demand and supply shortages sink plans for would-be boaters
    Demand for pleasure boats has taken off in Sweden during the pandemic but supply chain bottlenecks are making things hard for the industry. Like other manufactures, marine companies can’t get enough p …
  • May 11, 2021: "I don't want to just sit home like a retired person"
    Shirley Österlin in Eslöv retired early at the age of 61, to be able to spend time with her children and grandchildren. Still, she continues to work part-time, both to help somebody else and to have a …
  • May 11, 2021: Gothenburg gets a face-lift as new Hisingen bridge opens
    On Sunday, Gothenburg saw the opening of the long awaited Hisingsbron bridge, connecting the centre of the city with Hisingen island over the Göta Älv river. It will replace the Göta Älv bridge, from …
  • May 11, 2021: Växjö Lakers crowned SHL champions
    Växjö Lakers won the SHL, after beating Rögle 6-2. This is the third title that Växjö has claimed in just six years. Rögle held Växjö to 1-1 until the third quarter, before Fredrik Karlström scored a …
  • May 11, 2021: Will you travel abroad this year?
    More and more people are booking their trips abroad, according to travel agents, so Radio Sweden decided to see if we could find some of them to hear their reasoning. One man said he has already booke …

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