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  1. February 26, 2014

    Stefan Löfven pledges to ‘renew Swedish model’

    The frontrunner to become Sweden’s next prime minister has pledged “to renew the Swedish model” by raising spending on...

  2. The World

    October 2, 2013

    The twilight of Forza Italia?

    (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images) As the FT’s former man in Rome, I find it poignant to see Silvio Berlusconi battling...

  1. May 21, 2013

    Stockholm riots spread in third night of unrest

    Rioting in Stockholm spread to as many as a dozen suburbs in a third consecutive night of unrest that has reopened the...

  2. March 15, 2013

    Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt

    Fredrik Reinfeldt, prime minister of Sweden, strides into a bright sitting room overlooking the parliament rooftops, settles...

  3. January 20, 2013

    Swedish buyouts warn on tax threat

    Sweden’s biggest private equity firms, which are the targets of spectacular tax probes, are urging the government to put in...

  4. November 23, 2012

    Cameron seeks to avoid budget blame

    David Cameron attempted to escape the blame for the breakdown of EU budget talks on Friday, with British officials insisting...

  5. October 8, 2012

    Economic storms start to rock Nordic havens

    The Nordic countries have long been seen as a haven in Europe. But while the currencies of Sweden, Norway and Denmark are...

  6. Brussels Blog

    October 3, 2012

    Swedes join letter campaign on women board seats

    Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, right, with France's François Hollande in Paris Monday. And Sweden makes 11. The...

  7. October 1, 2012

    Eurozone ‘outs’ fear banking union plan

    A drive towards eurozone banking union faces political obstacles with few more formidable than a backlash from EU members...

  8. September 16, 2012

    Swedish budget to push for growth stimulus

    Sweden will this week unveil a stimulus budget for next year, underlining its status as one of the few European countries...

  9. May 14, 2012

    Support increases for Sweden’s opposition

    Support for Sweden’s centre-left opposition has jumped since its moderate leader took over in January promising to tone down...

  10. February 8, 2012

    Cameron flies to Stockholm to strengthen alliance

    David Cameron arrived in Stockholm on Wednesday night to indulge the latest phase in his Nordic infatuation, which embraces...

  11. December 27, 2011

    Ethiopia jails Swedish journalists for 11 years

    Sweden’s prime minister appealed for the release of two Swedish journalists sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment in Ethiopia...

  12. April 13, 2011

    Sweden expects growth and plans tax cuts

    Sweden, already the fastest-growing economy in the European Union, yesterday raised its growth forecasts for coming years...

  13. March 25, 2011

    EU agrees incomplete financial package

    Portugal’s prime minister José Sócrates and German chancellor Angela Merkel pose for a photo during the EU leaders summit in...

  14. March 4, 2011

    A touch of Clase

    Nicola Clase at the embassy residence on Portland Place in London Last June, when the moving van rumbled up to the Portland...

  15. February 9, 2011

    Sweden hits back on WikiLeaks court claims

    Sweden’s political and legal establishment has rallied to defend the country’s prosecution service over its pursuit of...

  16. February 4, 2011

    Sweden to sell more of Nordea stake

    Sweden’s government intends to further reduce its stake in Nordea, the biggest Nordic bank, after selling some of its shares...

  17. January 13, 2011

    Downing St’s Viking invasion

    Having seen off eurosceptic rebels attempting to derail his European Union bill on Tuesday, David Cameron will next week...

  18. December 17, 2010

    Sweden resolves to keep tight rein on extremists

    A week after Taimour Abdulwahab al-Abdaly blew himself up in a bustling Stockholm shopping district, the blood-soaked spot...

  19. Brussels Blog

    December 16, 2010

    EU summit: The view from Stockholm

    Out at Belgium’s bucolic National Botanic Gardens, where centre-right leaders are having their pre-summit gathering, a hard,...

  20. December 13, 2010

    Stockholm’s bomb

    With Saturday’s suicide bombing in Stockholm, a western country has again been attacked by one of its own citizens possessed...

  21. FT Alphaville

    December 13, 2010

    Swedes urge calm after bomb attack

    Sweden’s prime minister on Sunday urged the country to “stand up for tolerance” after a botched terrorist attack in central...

  22. December 12, 2010

    UK house searched in Sweden blast probe

    A Police officer stands outside the property in Luton, Bedfordshire British police have searched a property in southern...

  23. December 8, 2010

    Merkel seeks calm after Juncker E-bond blast

    Happier times: Angela Merkel and Jean-Claude Juncker at a press conference in March after an official meeting in Luxembourg...

  24. November 23, 2010

    Cameron woos Nordic nations

    David Cameron is to host a summit with leaders of Nordic and Baltic countries in January, an unusual move which Downing...

  25. November 14, 2010

    Sweden’s opposition leader to step down

    Sweden’s opposition Social Democratic party is facing a change of leadership two months after slumping to the worst election...

  26. October 28, 2010

    EU leaders back limited treaty change

    European leaders agreed on Thursday night to take up a narrow, limited change in the European Union’s treaties to shore up...

  27. Brussels Blog

    October 28, 2010

    EU summit: Wavering Merkel ally?

    The opening feature of any EU summit is the gathering of heads of government at their partisan caucuses. These days none is...

  28. October 6, 2010

    Sweden Democrats protest at sermon

    Sweden’s newly elected anti-immigrant party announced its arrival in parliament by storming out of a church service attended...

  29. September 22, 2010

    Vattenfall to scale back on global growth

    Vattenfall, Europe’s fifth-biggest electricity producer, is to scale back its international ambitions under pressure from...

  30. September 20, 2010

    Sweden confronts political uncertainty

    Fredrik Reinfeldt greets supporters. He has shifted his rightwing party into the centre Sweden is facing a period of...

  31. September 20, 2010

    Sweden

    Another day, another hung parliament. On Sunday it was Sweden’s turn to return an inconclusive election result, shortly...

  32. September 19, 2010

    Swedish PM wins historic second term

    Fredrik Reinfeldt, Sweden’s centre-right prime minister, has won a historic second term after a general election that...

  33. September 17, 2010

    Swedish PM on brink of re-election

    Among the election posters emblazoned across Stockholm in the run-up to Sunday’s Swedish general election, there is one that...

  34. September 16, 2010

    Far-right puts Sweden at the crossroads

    Jimmie Akesson, leader of the Sweden Democrats. One of its adverts shows a white pensioner losing a race for welfare...

  35. September 13, 2010

    Sweden PM warns of peril in far-right vote

    Sweden’s prime minister has warned voters that economic stability would be threatened if they allow the far-right Sweden...

  36. September 8, 2010

    Swedish coalition presses re-election case

    Sweden’s finance minister has declared there is “sunshine over the Swedish economy” as the centre-right government seizes on...

  37. September 2, 2010

    Sweden raises rates as economy strengthens

    Sweden’s central bank raised interest rates for the second time in two months on Thursday, highlighting the strong recovery...

  38. August 22, 2010

    The consensus in favour of Swedish thinking

    Glorious weather in Sweden this summer, which made swimming in its normally icy seas a near-Mediterranean experience, has...

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