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Stockholm pioneers life science research

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Swedish companies ready for exit

Five med-tech investment opportunities

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Rankings and surveys

Sweden tops English-language skills ranking

Sweden ranked world's best country to grow old

Swedish passport world's best for travellers

Sweden second best country for mothers

Stockholm climbs in competitiveness rankings

Sweden among best countries to be born

Fortune: 'Stockholm top place for startups'

Sweden tops first global Web Index

Sweden world's second most innovative country

Stockholm world's 6th 'best city'

'Cool Stockholm' most competitive Nordic capital

Sweden has (second) best reputation in the world

Sweden among top in Internet download speed

Sweden scores highest in 'Rule of law index'

Stockholm world's No1 in intellectual capital

Sweden the world's most ICT-competitive country

Sweden great place for moms – but Norway better

Swedes place 4th in English skills ranking

Sweden among top ICT countries

Sweden’s 10 greenest brands

‘Sweden needs to sell itself more’

Sweden overtakes the US in competitiveness

Sweden 10th ‘most admired country globally’

Sweden climbs in 'doing business' ranking

Sweden among world's least corrupt nations

Sweden's mortality rates world's second lowest

Sweden a good place to die – but Britain is best

Children in Sweden have best lives

Sweden the most competitive EU nation

Safe to do business with Swedes

How Sweden became an innovation frontrunner

Nordic countries world's most food-secure

Sweden the world’s best country – politically

Swedish firms among world's top brands

Swedish brands climb in global ranking

Sweden tops government ranking - while US lags 

'Swedish model' outranks 'American dream'  

Sweden among world's least corrupt nations



Volvo to put self-driving cars on the roads, ahead of Google and Ford

Swedish car maker Volvo plans to put self-driving cars on the roads in two years, ahead leading rivals like of Google and Ford.

Volvo Car Group, owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co, and Microsoft reasently announced that they are working together to have an autonomous vehicle on the streets of Sweden by 2017.

“Volvo Cars is a pioneer in car safety and is leading the way when it comes to connected cars and autonomous driving. It has announced a programme called Drive-Me in which 100 self-driving and connected cars will be given to real customers on real roads around the Swedish city of Gothenburg by 2017, the world’s largest autonomous driving experiment”, it said.


Sweden too ‘naïve’ about terror risk: PM

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said his country has been naive about the risk of an attack on its soil and plans to beef up security measures, including surveillance of encrypted communications, AFP reports.

"Sweden has probably been naive in this regard. Perhaps it has been difficult for us to accept that there are, in our open society, people, Swedish nationals, who sympathise with the killers and with Islamic State," Löfven told reporters in Stockholm.

The statement came as a terrorist suspect was arrested in northern Sweden by the Swedish intelligence agency Säpo. Majid is belived to be a member of the terror organisation Islamic State and that he arrived in Sweden with the purpose of committing acts of terror in Europe or against Swedish interests locally or abroad.

Löfven said the government wanted to give security authorities the right to eavesdrop on electronic communications such as Skype and Viber.

Sweden has raised its threat level by one notch to the second-highest level.


Fury after ISIS kills Norwegian, Chinese hostages

Terrorist group ISIS said it had killed the two men, identified as Norwegian citizen Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad and Chinese national Fan Jinghui, in its English-language online magazine Dabiq.

"We have no grounds to doubt the contents of the photos that have been published," Norway’s Foreign Minister Boerge Brende told Reuters.

The U.N. Security Council added their voice to the outrage on Friday, and called on all countries to cooperate with China and Norway to help bring those responsible for the killings to justice, CNN said.

China’s president Xi Jinping vowed to bring ISIS to justice.


Norway tightens asylum rules

Reuters said emergency laws tightening Norway's asylum rules came into force on Friday as the government tries to stem a sharp rise in the number of people arriving that has led support among voters for an anti-immigration party to surge.

"The debate over refugees has shifted significantly during the autumn, from a discussion marked by sympathy and compassion to one concerned with the problems that refugees and immigrants bring," political scientist Johannes Bergh of the Institute for Social Research told a local newspaper.

The Nordic country of 5.2 million people, which is a member of the passport-free Schengen area but not of the European Union.


'Sweden and the Swedish people are grieving' after Paris terror attack

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven joined world leaders in expressing shock and pledges of solidarity for France after attacks in Paris that killed more than 120 people, including one Swede.

“Today Sweden and the Swedish people are grieving," Löfven told a press conference Saturday.

"We think of the victims and their relatives, of parents who have lost their children. One Swede is dead and we have information that another Swede has been wounded in a shooting. We are in touch with their families," he continued.

Swedes, members of the French community in the capital, ministers and ambassadors gathered in the Sergels Torg square in central Stockholm on Saturday to show solidarity with France, said.

French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday the attacks were “an act of war” organised from abroad by Islamic State.

President Barack Obama said the U.S. shares the values of France as he expressed support the country after the Paris attacks.

“We’re going to do whatever it takes to work with the French people and with nations around the world to bring these terrorists to justice and to go after any terrorist networks that go after our people,” Obama said in an address at the White House.

China’s president Xi Jinping said Saturday China is ready to join France and the international community in stepping up security cooperation and combating terrorism.


Sweden's Riksbank expands bond-purchasing as it struggles with disinflationary pressure

Easing from the Riksbank will depend on careful timing relative to the Fed and European Central Bank decisions.


Sweden soon 'first cashless society in the world'

"Our use of cash is small, and it's decreasing rapidly."


Row over housing for refugees in Sweden

Accommodation providers are charging more than £6,000 a month to place a refugee child with a foster family.


Sweden tightens laws against Jihadist threats

"It is completely unacceptable that citizens of Sweden are leaving the country to either join ISIS".


Security think-tank warmly congratulates the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet on being awarded the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize

‘This prize is also a tribute to the crucial role civil society groups play in building peace and a better life for their country,’ says SIPRI Director Dan Smith.


Stockholm´s green urban development projects on show in Munich


Patient empowerment theme of Digital Health Days in Stockholm

“We see great potential in Nordic startups”


600,000 kronor up for grabs in Stockholm innovation scholarship

Do you have an innovative idea? Apply for the City of Stockholm Innovation scholarship.


Headwinds face Norway after surprise rate-cut


Donald Trump: 'ISIS is not exactly located in the middle of Sweden'

"You have radicals that are doing things," Trump said. "I mean, it wasn't people from Sweden who blew up the World Trade Center."


Football tickets most expensive in England; Sweden ranks 16th

The best value leagues to travel to, based on the quality of the league and the cost of the ticket is Germany.


Sweden ranked world’s third most innovative nations


Ikea on the rise in Asia

While most multinationals entering Asia target the rich, Ikea engages the middle class first.


Majority of Swedes want to join NATO; rapid shift in public opinion


Nordic online shoppers more demanding as e-sales expand

"Consumer driven logistics becomes more and more important".


Norway will 'not pay ransoms' for man held hostage by IS

"We cannot and will not give in to pressure from terrorists and criminals. Norway does not pay ransoms".


Sweden and Ecuador in talks over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

"It will serve as a bridge between our two legal systems."


Sweden's economy to grew faster than expected

"The years ahead are going to be better for Sweden."


Tech spendings boom in Sweden

Tech spending in Europe is expected to hit five percent this year with Sweden leading the way.


IKEA knife attackers Eritrean asylum-seekers

"We know nothing about the motive yet, the investigation will have to determine that".


Massive new infrastructure projects in Stockholm

“The Swedish market is not enough, so we need to turn to the international market as well".


Stockholm firms lead way on digital health


'For an early stage startup, Stockholm is like being a kid in a candy shop'

Stockholm has become a global tech and startup hub, with international investors increasingly scouting the city for the next rising star.


Sweden’s krona dives to a three-week low after surprise rate cut


Sweden's Riksbank cuts to -0.35% due to worries over Greece

“In the euro area, economic activity is strengthening, but the events in Greece over the past few days have substantially increased the uncertainty".

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Grexit threat to Europe's security and defence


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