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Meet the rabbi and imam fighting Antisemitism in Malmö

Malmö's Islamakademin or, Islam Academy, is perhaps not the first place you'd expect to meet an orthodox Rabbi. But Moshe David HaCohen has been working closely with the Academy's founder Salahuddin Barakat for three months now on their project, called Amanah.

Discrimination Ombudsman to investigate sexual harassment at companies

Following the recent outpouring of sexual harassment and assault reports, the agency will review company practices in the media, culture and legal sectors.

The vocational programmes that are a fast-track into employment

Vocational programmes completed by students at Swedish upper secondary schools are a fast-track way into employment, according to a new report from The National Agency for Education .

Snow may cause disruptions in North

Heavy snowfall and strong winds caused chaos across Southern Sweden over the course of Wednesday. Now, the wintry weather is moving north.

High household debt needs political action, central bank says

The nation's central bank once again called for government action on  Sweden's record high household debt and climbing home prices.

Journalists demand an end to sexism in the industry

Last night, female and non-binary journalists in Sweden began releasing testimonies of sexual harassment and assault in the media industry, under the hashtag #Deadline.

Swedish Rohingya helped family flee to Bangladesh

Salama Begum works at an elderly care home in Sorsele, a nine-hour drive north of Stockholm. Recently, she helped 32 family members flee what the UN is calling 'ethnic cleansing' in Burma.

Electric cars gradually rolling into the mainstream

Once considered the realm of science fiction or as toys for eccentric millionaires, electric cars are slowly moving into the mainstream.

Wallström condemns Burma violence, stops short of sanctions

Over the weekend, Foreign Minister Margot Wallström visited Rohingya in a Bangladeshi refugee camp. This morning, she met with Burmese de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Two Bulgarians given four years for human trafficking

Two Bulgarian men have been sentenced to four years and two months each in prison for running a human trafficking network where victims were forced to beg to pay off debts.

The electric bike named Christmas Present of the Year

Swedes needing Christmas gift ideas have been given a big tip from the retail branch. The Swedish Retail Institute's 'Christmas Present of the Year' is an electric bycycle.

Musicians' union draws up action plan on sexual misconduct

After thousands of reports of sexual harassment across the culture industries, the Swedish Union for Professional Musicians is proposing an action plan.

Swedish musicians outperformed in auditions

Musicians trained in Sweden are less skilled than those trained abroad, according to five of Sweden's largest symphony orchestras.

Stockholm out of the EMA race

The European Medicines Agency will not move to Stockholm, which did not make it through to the second round of voting.

"Around every corner, his fumbling fingers awaited"

Last night, actresses took to thirteen theatres across the country to reveal their stories of sexual harassment and abuse.

Swedish student launches antidote to Black Friday excess

Shopping malls across Sweden are gearing up for the Black Friday retail bonanza at the end of this week. But one student at Malmö university is battling this American import with an alternative "White Monday", and he's seeing surprising success.

Supreme Court fines man for growing medical cannabis

A man with a spinal cord injury who grew medical cannabis for personal use has been fined SEK 5,200 by the Supreme Court.

"Swedish icon" Rikard Wolff dies

One of Sweden's best loved actors and singers, Rikard Wolff, has died at the age of 59.

Swedish Rohingya demand stronger action from Wallström

The Swedish Rohingya Association is asking foreign minister Margot Wallström to take strong measures against Burma, as she travels to Bangladesh and Burma this weekend.

Two thousand musicians allege abuse

In the wake of allegations made by lawyers and actors, and the #metoo campaign, 1,993 female musicians have published an article detailing alleged sexual abuse and sexism.

Swedish Radio project explores Swedes' everyday concerns

What does a hairdresser in Umeå have in common with a child born to immigrant parents in Rinkeby? They are all part of the 10 million people who make up contemporary Sweden.

EU 'social summit' wraps up in Gothenburg

EU heads of state gathered in Sweden's second city today to discuss how to spur economic growth and employment in the bloc.

Björklund re-relected Liberal leader

Jan Björklund was re-relected as leader of the Liberal Party as the party's annual conference kicked-off in Västerås.

Sweden to lead European antibiotic resistance project

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has asked Sweden to lead a project mapping the spread of antibiotic resistance across Europe.

UK Eurovision seeks Swedish panache

Swedish singer Måns Zelmerlöw will co-host the United Kingdom's selection of the country's Eurovision Song Contest entry next year, Swedish Radio News reports.

Climate expert urges action to mitigate global temperature increases

UN climate talks in Bonn this week considered how to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement to slow global warming to less than two degrees Celsius.

No progress in murder investigation of Swedish UN worker

Sweden's preliminary investigation into the murder of Swedish UN worker Zaida Catalán in the Democratic Republic of Congo has stalled. Prosecutors blame Congolese authorities for being unwilling to co-operate.

Police to introduce audio surveillance for first time

Police have been granted permission to use sophisticated audio surveillance equipment in the Järva district of Stockholm, the first time such equipment will be used in Sweden.

Female lawyers stand up against sexism in the judiciary

Women working in the judiciary are now stepping forward to share stories of sexual harassment in their work place.