Prime Ministers of Sweden http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/39838/all en Sweden's Bildt brushes off report he passed information to U.S http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130315/swedens-bildt-brushes-report-he-passed-information-us <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt was accused on Friday of passing secret information on government talks and nuclear policy to the United States in the 1970s - but he dismissed the report as "banal" and "hardly sensational".</p> <p>Newspaper Aftonbladet said documents from anti-secrecy website Wikileaks showed Bildt gave confidential details to a U.S. envoy about negotiations to form a coalition government in 1976.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130315/swedens-bildt-brushes-report-he-passed-information-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carl Bildt Culture in Stockholm Politics Prime Ministers of Sweden Social Issues Sweden Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:00:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5784381 at http://www.globalpost.com Djurgardens manager resigns following supporter threats http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130426/djurgardens-manager-resigns-following-supporter-threats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Philip O'Connor</p> <p>STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Djurgardens manager Magnus Pehrsson has quit following threats from supporters, the Swedish top-flight club said in a statement on Friday.</p> <p>Swedish soccer has been plagued by violent incidents in recent years, and Pehrsson's decision prompted a news conference by Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt who stood on the Djurgarden terraces as a teenager.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130426/djurgardens-manager-resigns-following-supporter-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Sweden Magnus Pehrsson Persson Prime Ministers of Sweden Social Issues Sport in Sweden Thomson Reuters Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:15:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5826069 at http://www.globalpost.com John Kerry to discuss Syria in Stockholm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130513/john-kerry-discuss-syria-stockholm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Swedish government said Monday US Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive in Stockholm on Tuesday to discuss issues including the situation in Syria and the stalled Middle East peace process.</p> <p>Kerry will meet his Swedish counterpart Carl Bildt and Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, the government said on its website.</p> <p>"Current foreign policy issues will be discussed at the meeting, including the worrying developments in Syria, possibilities to renew momentum in the Middle East peace process, and the international community's engagement in Afghanistan," it said. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130513/john-kerry-discuss-syria-stockholm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Prime Ministers of Sweden Sweden Technology AFP Mon, 13 May 2013 20:12:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5836998 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama to visit Sweden in early September: PM's office http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130807/obama-visit-sweden-early-september-pms-office-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US President Barack Obama will visit Sweden in early September, the Swedish prime minister's office announced on Wednesday.</p> <p>"On Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 September, US President Barack Obama will visit Sweden at the invitation of Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt. It will be the first time an incumbent US president pays a bilateral visit to Sweden," the office said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130807/obama-visit-sweden-early-september-pms-office-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European people Government Prime Ministers of Sweden Technology AFP Wed, 07 Aug 2013 16:33:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5904747 at http://www.globalpost.com Free trade, Arctic, Russia may top Obama's Nordic agenda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130828/free-trade-arctic-russia-may-top-obamas-nordic-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alistair Scrutton</p> <p>STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Sweden next week points up the role of a pro-free trade European ally on the edge of a rapidly changing Arctic in a region where Russia is seeking more influence.</p> <p>The first bilateral visit by a U.S. leader to Sweden may be overshadowed by the Syria crisis, but it is timely.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130828/free-trade-arctic-russia-may-top-obamas-nordic-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Europe Health Politics Prime Ministers of Sweden Social Issues War WikiLeaks Thomson Reuters Wed, 28 Aug 2013 14:16:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5919751 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria crisis looms over Obama's Sweden visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130904/syria-crisis-looms-over-obamas-sweden-visit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US President Barack Obama arrives in Sweden Wednesday for a two-day visit likely to revolve around Syria, despite the host nation's effort to draw attention to a broader agenda.</p> <p>Obama took off for Stockholm's Arlanda Airport fresh from efforts in Washington to secure bipartisan support for military strikes against Syria to punish the regime for what the US says was the use of sarin gas on a Damascus suburb.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130904/syria-crisis-looms-over-obamas-sweden-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Environment European people Health Politics Prime Ministers of Sweden Sweden Technology AFP Wed, 04 Sep 2013 08:17:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5923870 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria looms over Obama's Sweden visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130904/syria-looms-over-obamas-sweden-visit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US President Barack Obama arrived in Sweden Wednesday for a two-day visit likely to revolve around Syria, despite the host nation's effort to draw attention to a broader agenda.</p> <p>Obama stepped off Air Force One at Stockholm's Arlanda Airport fresh from efforts in Washington to secure bipartisan support for military strikes against Syria to punish the regime for what the US says was the use of sarin gas on a Damascus suburb.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130904/syria-looms-over-obamas-sweden-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Environment European people Health Politics Prime Ministers of Sweden Sweden Technology AFP Wed, 04 Sep 2013 11:05:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5924085 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria crisis looms over Obama's Sweden visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130904/syria-crisis-looms-over-obamas-sweden-visit-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US President Barack Obama arrived in Sweden Wednesday for a two-day visit likely to be dominated by the Syria crisis, as the host nation voiced opposition to military strikes against the Damascus regime.</p> <p>Obama stepped off Air Force One at Stockholm's Arlanda Airport fresh from efforts in Washington to secure bipartisan support for military action to punish President Bashar al-Assad for an alleged chemical weapons attack on a Damascus suburb last month.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130904/syria-crisis-looms-over-obamas-sweden-visit-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Barack Obama Business Environment Government Health Politics Prime Ministers of Sweden War AFP Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:47:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5924178 at http://www.globalpost.com Swedes tire of tax cuts as welfare state shows strains http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140317/swedes-tire-tax-cuts-welfare-state-shows-strains <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Daniel Dickson and Alistair Scrutton</p> <p>STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - To glimpse Swedish angst under its picture postcard prosperity, look no further than film director Lisa Ohlin, who has enjoyed years of tax cuts in an economy the envy of Europe. Homes in her Stockholm neighborhood cost around $1 million.</p> <p>But this leafy, well-heeled area is a microcosm of Sweden, where eyes are on a struggling school with strained finances, not enough teachers and poor results. Like many Swedes, Ohlin wants her cherished welfare state back.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140317/swedes-tire-tax-cuts-welfare-state-shows-strains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Government Health Human Interest Labor Politics Prime Ministers of Sweden Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:36:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6097737 at http://www.globalpost.com Sweden puts Malmstroem forward to stay on as EU commissioner http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140731/sweden-puts-malmstroem-forward-stay-eu-commissioner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sweden on Thursday backed current EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem to stay on for a second mandate in a soon-to-be-named new European Commission -- the second female appointment for a team in desperate need of women.</p> <p>"It's gratifying to be able to nominate Cecilia," Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt told news agency TT upon putting forward his fellow Swedish politician.</p> <p>"Happy and honoured to have been nominated as Commissioner for a second term," Malmstroem wrote in response on Twitter.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140731/sweden-puts-malmstroem-forward-stay-eu-commissioner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cecilia Malmstroem European people Prime Ministers of Sweden Sweden AFP Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:50:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6219982 at http://www.globalpost.com Trouble in paradise? Sweden risks deadlock in tight election race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140910/trouble-paradise-sweden-risks-deadlock-tight-election-race <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Johnson and Niklas Pollard</p> <p>STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden, seen for years as a beacon of stability and reforms in a crisis-ridden Europe, may be heading for political deadlock after Sunday's general election, with polls suggesting that both right and left might be unable to form a stable government. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140910/trouble-paradise-sweden-risks-deadlock-tight-election-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government Health Labor Politics Prime Ministers of Sweden Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:01:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6253853 at http://www.globalpost.com A factfile on Sweden http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140913/factfile-sweden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Here are some facts and figures on Sweden, where voters will go to the polls for a legislative election on Sunday:</p> <p>GEOGRAPHY: Sweden is a Nordic country that shares land borders with Norway and Finland. It enjoys almost endless days in the summer, and suffers almost equally endless nights in the winter.</p> <p>The Strait of Oeresund separates Sweden from Denmark but they have been linked by the Oeresund bridge since 2000.</p> <p>At almost 450,000 square kilometres, it is a bit larger than Japan, but smaller than Spain.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140913/factfile-sweden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Government Prime Ministers of Sweden AFP Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:32:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6256640 at http://www.globalpost.com Fractious politics to test new Swedish leader's negotiating skills http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140915/fractious-politics-test-new-swedish-leaders-negotiating-skills <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Johnson</p> <p>STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - At the height of the global financial crisis trade union leader Stefan Lofven, now set to become Sweden's prime minister after Sunday's election, did the unthinkable and cut a deal with employers agreeing pay cuts and shorter hours.</p> <p>The deal, which some industrialists say helped many Swedish firms survive the crash, underscored the pragmatism and negotiating skills of Lofven, leader of the Social Democrats, who now faces the hard task of managing a minority government.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140915/fractious-politics-test-new-swedish-leaders-negotiating-skills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Fredrik Reinfeldt Human Interest Labor Law Prime Ministers of Sweden Social Issues Stefan Löfven Thomson Reuters Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:20:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6258276 at http://www.globalpost.com