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- Plans for EU-wide minimum wage face Swedish opposition January 17, 2020
A European Commission plan to introduce an EU-wide minimum wage is being met with opposition in Sweden, where it is feared the country’s traditional collective bargaining model for negotiating salarie …
- Malin Björk says she will not bid for Left Party leadership January 17, 2020
One of the favourites in the race to become the new leader of the Left Party, Malin Björk, says she will not be standing.
- 13-year paint job begins for Öresund bridge January 17, 2020
The Öresund bridge, which links Sweden with Denmark, will undergo a more than a decade-long face-lift starting this year.
- Sweden rejects European green deal funding plan January 17, 2020
Sweden has rejected the EU Commission’s funding plans for the European Green New deal, which outlines a set of climate adaptation actions and will cost 1 trillion Euro.
- Shia militias want Swedish troops out of Iraq January 17, 2020
Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist has said that Swedish soldiers will remain in Iraq, but the country’s Iran-backed shia militias want all foreign troops to leave.
- Telephone support line for people who want to escape violent extremism January 17, 2020
Save the Children and the Swedish Center for Preventing Violent Extremism are starting a new telephone helpline for people who want to escape their extremist lifestyle or their relatives.
- Next Left Party leader 'almost certainly' going to be a woman January 16, 2020
The announcement that Left Party leader Jonas Sjöstedt will step down from his role in May leaves the party with a decision to make about its future direction, not least when it comes to their next le …
- Number of criminal explosive offences up by 59 percent January 16, 2020
A new report by Brå, the National Council for Crime Prevention, shows the number of criminal explosions increased radically in 2019, but otherwise few major changes in crime statistics were apparent.
- Sweden could revive its night trains to Europe, agency finds January 16, 2020
Overnight trains to the European mainland could make a comeback in a few years’ time, says the Swedish Transport Administration. But some details must be ironed out first.
- The January Agreement one year on January 16, 2020
This week marks one year since the government and the Centre and Liberal parties reached the 73-point January Agreement, but according to the polls there is widespread disappointment with the deal.
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