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    1. September 9, 2014

      Sweden braced for rare plunge into political uncertainty

      Chaos is not a word readily associated with Sweden. The Nordic country is at or near the top of rankings for happiness,...

    2. September 2, 2014

      Reinfeldt aims for unprecedented third term as Swedish PM

      Fredrik Reinfeldt is casting himself as an experienced statesman in turbulent times and touting his management of Sweden’s...

    1. June 25, 2014

      Allies abandon Cameron ahead of summit

      European allies of David Cameron abandoned the British prime minister on Wednesday ahead of a showdown over EU leadership,...

    2. June 16, 2014

      Cameron faces setback over Juncker

      David Cameron’s campaign to head off Jean-Claude Juncker’s election to the EU’s most high-profile job is facing its most...

    3. June 10, 2014

      David Cameron plots risky course in his quest to foil Juncker

      The spin-doctors looked on in disbelief. Four European leaders, meeting for a summit on how to inject life into the EU’s...

    4. June 10, 2014

      Merkel issues veiled warning to Cameron over top EU job

      Angela Merkel on Tuesday told David Cameron to stop making “threats” over the allocation of top jobs in Brussels, as...

    5. June 8, 2014

      Swedes hit Juncker’s hopes for top EU job

      Jean-Claude Juncker’s ambitions to be the next European Commission president have been dealt a further blow after Sweden’s...

    6. May 28, 2014

      Runners and riders for the EU’s top job

      Wanted: Politician for Europe’s most high-profile job. Must speak English and French, with knowledge of Spanish, German,...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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,...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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