Sweden on Wednesday extended a series of restrictions introduced to limit the spread of the coronavirus amid a rise in new cases. “Stay the course, the situation is serious. Once again, I would like to ask for a real effort,” Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said. He urged inhabitants to limit their social contacts and
Sweden’s novel approach to tackling the coronavirus pandemic has drawn both praise and fierce criticism, not just inside the Scandinavian country, but across the Western world. The country has so far resisted going into lockdown, unlike the rest of Europe, even during the peak of its second wave over Christmas.
Finland’s Finance Ministry says higher immigration explains Sweden’s and Norway’s lead. A report issued by the Ministry of Finance in Helsinki on Monday has questioned whether Finland can be considered a Nordic nation any longer, in light of the growing economic gap between the country and its closest countries of
Miljöpartiet har valt en ny ledare. Hon heter Märta Stenevi. Hon blir partiets nya kvinnliga språkrör. Miljöpartiet har inte en partiledare. De har två språkrör. En man och en kvinna. Det manliga språkröret heter Per Bolund. Han är också minister i regeringen. Det kvinnliga språkröret hette Isabella Lövin, men nu
Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde criticizes the initiative of the bourgeois opposition and the Swedish Democrats last month on the so-called NATO option. According to Linde, who spoke at the Folk och Försvar’s traditional security conference, security policy must be long-term and possible policy changes should be decided by a
The government of Sweden has revealed plans to boost military spending by up to 40% over the next four years amid rising tensions in Europe. Defense minister Peter Hultqvist announced an increase in the defense budget of 27 billion Swedish kronor ($3 billion) from 2021 to 2025. If approved by
The defense ministers of Finland, Norway and Sweden meet in the far northern military base of Porsangmoen to sign an agreement that is to bolster Nordic cooperation. “This is a beautiful place with great nature, and I wanted to show it to my Nordic colleagues,” Norwegian Minister of Defense Frank
At least 10 people were arrested in southern Sweden and several police officers injured in violence triggered by an illegal protest where a copy of the Koran was burned. Protesters against the burning of a Koran by far-right supporters in Sweden have clashed with police during several hours of rioting.Cars