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Egalitarian Sweden getting more unequal as tax cuts help the rich

09 Apr 2019

STOCKHOLM Sweden's Social Democrat-led government will outline tax cuts for top earners on Wednesday, widening the gap between rich and poor in a country that has long enjoyed a reputation for social equality.

Swedish authorities widen Swedbank inquiry to include suspected fraud

27 Mar 2019

STOCKHOLM Sweden's Economic Crime Authority (EBM) widened its Swedbank investigation to include suspected fraud following a raid on Wednesday on the Swedish bank's headquarters in an inquiry into its handling of money laundering allegations.

Estonia investigates alleged Swedbank link to money laundering scandal

20 Feb 2019

STOCKHOLM Estonia is investigating allegations linking Swedbank to suspicious transactions in the country involving Danske Bank, Estonia's state prosecutor said on Wednesday.

Sweden replaces China envoy in furore over dissident bookseller

14 Feb 2019

STOCKHOLM Sweden said on Thursday it had replaced its ambassador to China after her "incorrect" handling of unauthorized meetings intended to help free dissident bookseller Gui Minhai.

Sweden replaces China envoy in furore over dissident bookseller

14 Feb 2019

STOCKHOLM, Feb 14 Sweden said on Thursday it had replaced its ambassador to China after accusations she held an unauthorized meeting in a quest to free dissident bookseller Gui Minhai.

Social Democrat Lofven wins Swedish PM race as populists left in cold

18 Jan 2019

STOCKHOLM Sweden's parliament handed Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven a second term in office on Friday, ending more than four months of deadlock after an inconclusive election that had allowed a populist party to threaten the traditional balance of power. | Video

Braving outrage, Swedish liberal Loof dumps partners to block populists

18 Jan 2019

STOCKHOLM Annie Loof, leader of Sweden's Centre Party, has been called a traitor for her decision to abandon her centre-right allies and back long-time political foe, Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven, as prime minister after an inconclusive election.

Set for second term as Swedish PM, Lofven faces balancing act

16 Jan 2019

STOCKHOLM After months of deadlock, Social Democrat Stefan Lofven looked set for a second term as Sweden's prime minister, but he will be walking a tightrope, needing to placate both his centre-right partners and the Left Party to stay in power.

Swedish PM hopeful Lofven given 48 hours to salvage government deal

14 Jan 2019

STOCKHOLM Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven has 48 hours to persuade a slighted Left Party, whose support he needs to get elected, to back him as Sweden's prime minister and end four months of uncertainty after a tied election.

Sweden's Lofven edges towards second PM term after deal with centre-right

11 Jan 2019

STOCKHOLM Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven took a big step towards a second term as Sweden's prime minister on Friday after agreeing a deal with two opposition parties that will move policy sharply to the right with tax cuts and business-friendly reforms.

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