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Swedish politician Madeleine Sjöstedt investigated for bribery and corruption

Tuesday, 17 December 2013
Madeleine Sjöstedt of the people’s party working as the vice mayor for culture and property of Stockholm country is being investigated for bribery after traveling to the U.S. with the entertainment company Anschutz Entertainment Group, AEG.

More new Swedish mothers tend to be much older

Thursday, 28 November 2013
Increasingly, new Swedish mothers tend to be older than before as it has emerged that it is common for older women give birth.

As Sweden opens it's door to the Syrians, people traffickers getting richer

Monday, 25 November 2013
One reason why some countries are coiling in opening their borders to the Syrian refugees is to avoid what is emerging as happening to refugees flocking to Sweden. As Sweden opens it borders to scores of Syrians, it has emerged that some pays as much Skr 72,000 and teh price to move to Sweden explodes.

Rule: “No Poles, no Iraqis and no Niggers or Gypsies in Swedish night clubs or pubs”

Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Back to the 60s in the USA and Apartheid South Africa, Sweden is living the dream of cleansing night clubs and pubs of Poles, Iraqis and Niggers or Gypsies and most managers continue to dream of maintaining a "white only" night club policy.

Corruption scandal in erupts in Uppsala – Sweden

Tuesday, 19 November 2013
A tangle of corruption with fraud in real estate activities have been reportedly detected in the Swedish enclave of Uppsala. Two officials have been dismissed and one person has been reported to the police.

Swedish secret police want to know email content and destination

Tuesday, 19 November 2013
When it emerged that the American organisation NSA was spying on our emails and listening to our phone calls, there was this emotional explosion of condemnation in places such as Sweden. But the Swedish security authorities love the America approach and want to make similar Swedish go main stream.

Many racists harbour in the Swedish labour Union LO   and will vote the Sweden in the next election

Sunday, 17 November 2013
Labour Unions are supposed to be organisations that support workers and commune with them against the stresses of unscrupulous bosses and a government that will do anything to remove better working conditions. But in Sweden the trend emerging is different. The biggest labour union in the country LO houses surprisingly the large amount of far right sympathisers making the racial position in the country more complicate. 

Swedish government plans big projects for Stockholm infrastructure redevelopment as elections draw nearer

Monday, 11 November 2013
The Swedish Alliance coalition government in are launching a large construction projects in Sweden just as the general election is drawing nearer.

Half of Swedish population is overweight

Wednesday, 06 November 2013
Sweden is now observing that since the late 1980s, the average Swede has been almost 5kg heavier with Dalarna emerging as the region in the country with the fattest people.

Far right party, Sweden Democrats expel politician from local government

Tuesday, 05 November 2013
A controversial politician, Fredrik Molin of the far right party, Sweden Democrat in Karlskoga has been expelled from the party.

The cost of employing doctors in Sweden only getting higher against previous projected reductions

Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Just over a year ago, the Swedish, municipalities and county councils, (SKL) said that temporary workers employed in the healthcare sector would be halved by 2014. But the trend has been shown to be heading towards the opposite direction as we reported on Monday.

Significant increase in the number of asylum seekers in Sweden

Wednesday, 23 October 2013
After Sweden granted permanent residency to some Syrians recently, the country has become a magnet to refugee. The mount of asylum seekers flocking here has been described as the highest number ever seen since the Balkan war.

Various Swedish affiliated organisations actively seeking means to assist Syrian refugees in Syrian and in Sweden

Tuesday, 22 October 2013
As the humanitarian situation in Syria shift to catastrophic, many aid organizations in Sweden have targeted fundraisers to assist in stemming the humanitarian collapse taking place in Syria and the civil war there remain tense. The aid campaign on going in Sweden aims to continuously support Syrians displaced in and around Syria and those who moved here in Sweden

Of the ore than 500 tips about the young blond child, one has come from Sweden

Sunday, 20 October 2013
The police in looking into a call from Sweden, which could potentially lead to the biological parents of the mysterious baby blond, and blue eye girl ripped off a gypsy camp in Greece.

Violent crime is falling in Sweden and across the western world – a Swedish compilation

Wednesday, 16 October 2013
The amount of violent crimes in Sweden and the world is falling as many murders and street violence is decreasing. In 2012, 62 people were killed in Sweden, it is half compared to the late 80s.

Far right Swedish politicians advocate child labour as a tool to end poverty in the world

Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Swedish far right politicians from Sweden Democrats have come under intense fire when they propose that there should be increased conscription of children into the workforce as a means to reduce poverty in countries.

Russia jet fighters continue to taunt Sweden – provocation?

Saturday, 12 October 2013
Russian fighter jets continue to tease Sweden by making surprise fly-by very close to Sweden, around the Baltic region and this time they have done it again with their new heavy attack machine the Su-34 Fullback.

More young Swedish men pour into Syria to fight - Could western hypocrisy be blamed?

Tuesday, 08 October 2013
They are here in Sweden, just as in the Nordic countries and most of western Europe  but don't feel at home and when the opportunity emerge for them to air out their frustration, they take the option which unfortunately is also extremely dangerous.

More exposure of Swedish slavery and slave trade in a new research

Monday, 07 October 2013
New historical facts have emerged to show that Sweden was also as cruel as other European and Arab slave trade dealer countries in their treatment of the black slaves they bought from Africa.

Far right party, Sweden Democrat bent on curbing immigration to Sweden to save Skr118 billion

Monday, 30 September 2013
The Swedish far right party, Sweden Democrats want to curb immigration to Sweden and feels that there is a possibility that such move will save the country Skr118.2 billion. This will come through a greatly reduced asylum and family reunification to Sweden over the next four years. Nevertheless, the party's computation has come under criticism.

Swedish police proposes moves to curb the issuance of passports due its persistent vulnerability to smugglers.

Sunday, 29 September 2013
The Swedish police want to make it harder for people to get access to passport due to its increasing popularity with people smugglers.

Despite all fears, the amount of Somali immigrants to Sweden fall

Sunday, 29 September 2013
Despite fears from various sections of the Swedish society, the amount of Somalis who want to come to Sweden after an immigration rule change recently, related to family reunions, has really dropped.

Swedish government accused of assisting the sales of weapons to the dictatorships

Wednesday, 25 September 2013
The Swedish government has been accused of secret dealing by facilitating the weapons industry sell arms to blacklisted dictatorships such as the United Arab Emirates.

Swedish Court of Appeal reduces Pirate-Bay founder's prison term

Wednesday, 25 September 2013
A Swedish Court of Appeal is freeing Godfrey Svartholm Warg for his accusation of infringement against Nordea and lowering his prison sentence to one year.

Gestapo - like register of the Roma by Swedish police considered illegal with a  registry of 4000 Roma

Monday, 23 September 2013
Swedish police have made what is being described as an illegal recording of details of exclusively Roma people in the country. According to the Swedish daily, Dagens Nyheter they have a register containing 4,029 Roma names something that resemble how the Jews were treated in Germans and it is said to be illegal here.

A Swedish Far-right New paper expecting press subsidies

Monday, 23 September 2013
Another far right-wing newspaper in Sweden, Nya Tider, has now applied for press subsidies as the Swedish government provide blanket subsidies to newspapers based on circulation.

Swedish court rules that it is ‘okay’ to masturbate in public

Friday, 20 September 2013
A 65-year-old man who pleasured himself on a Stockholm beach acquitted of sexual assault because he ‘was not targeting a specific person’

Sweden's racism watch - how even the Social Democrats politician can't resist the allure of demeaning the black African, forced to leave his post

Thursday, 19 September 2013
Last weekend leading Swedes wrote in their leading paper, calling for racial tolerance in the country. Among them who made the call is the leader of the Social Democrats. Unfortunately, one of his party members could not resist that joy of taking a poke on the African black man with derogatory, demeaning, and baseless accusation.

Swedish king celebrates d with dancing at the palace 40 years ion the thrown and throws a public party

Sunday, 15 September 2013
Today, Swedish King, Carl XVI Gustaf celebrates 40 years as the king of Sweden. This called for lots of people to the palace where there was dancing, pump and fanfare.

Messy racist demonstration in central Stockholm, Sweden as police injured and protesters arrested

Saturday, 14 September 2013
Just as various high profile Swedes are seeking peaceful co-existence between the various races that have found themselves in this northerly end of the world, there are still those who are bent at cleansing the country of those they deem not fit to live with them

Swedish celebrities waking up to the realism that Sweden is a rough place for non - whites and call for improvement in diversity

Saturday, 14 September 2013
This is not the first time Swedes of "substance" or Celebrities, talk the talk that Sweden should become a more tolerant place in terms of race, gender, sexual orientation etc.. It had been said in the past, several times, but as days went by Sweden became a more racist and segregated society. Are the celebrities here ashamed? Maybe… 

ID fraud alert in Sweden - seem to have gone out of control as new wave of fraudulent identification cards in circulation

Saturday, 14 September 2013
Id theft continues to increase in Sweden and the police have been grappling with the problems of counterfeit identification cards that are bought online and then used to buy expensive stuff on credit in stores

Africans continued to find Sweden a terrifying place for them to live in as the explosion of African-phobia crimes continues to persist

Friday, 13 September 2013
There will be a demonstration in the Swedish city of Malmö this weekend as Africa-Sweden once again show their frustration to the Swedish society for it's persistent disdain of them. Just the colour of the black skin kills the Swedish man and the hate becomes so strong that the death of a black African is the best way for them to show their dislike for that race.

Asylum seekers are queuing Swedish embassies after the country's recent generous asylum offer

Friday, 13 September 2013
Just as domino theory goes, what is unfolding in Swedish embassies in the Middles East could be seen as a great exhibition of that theory. After the Swedish government decided last week to grants permanent residency to Syrians who had come to Sweden, and claimed to have been fleeing the conflict, a long queue of people has suddenly emerged outside Sweden's embassies in the Middle East.

They want their pride back and drop out in their drove from the far right party, Sweden Democrats

Friday, 13 September 2013
It looks like its no longer cool to be a far right activist in Sweden, especially at the grassroots level as there seem to be a large decamp from Sweden's own far right party, Sweden Democrats.

Evolving structure of Swedish municipalities: Fears that some Swedish municipalities could die in the nearest future as their population shrink

Monday, 09 September 2013
If current projections being examined stand, then nineteen Swedish municipalities, which have shrunk every year for two decades, will continues and would even disappear.

Foreign tourists reject Sweden, as it looks like Sweden is loosing its popularity with international tourists.

Sunday, 08 September 2013
Fewer tourists came to Sweden in June and July, compared with the same month last year, questioning whether Sweden has lost its mojo as destination for international tourists.

Sweden wants to open criminal prosecution on the company that employed and exploited Cameroonian guest workers in Sweden.

Saturday, 07 September 2013
The Swedish prosecutors are opening criminal investigation on companies that employed Cameroonians to plan trees in the Swedish forest in Västerbotten, Northern Sweden. This comes after investigations at the beginning of this year by Swedish television showed that the Cameroonian workers were exploited and abused buy their employer.

Sweden pointed out as American's NSA secret key partner

Friday, 06 September 2013
The Swedish organisation Försvarets Radioanstalt, or the National Defence Radio Establishment, (FRA), has been accused of being an accomplice of the US in its spying and information-tapping program.

Now the strong demonstration in in Stockholm for Obama

Wednesday, 04 September 2013
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Medborgarplatsen in Stockholm for a rally that was expected to stretch to 18 o'clock Swedish time to protest in various forms in front of the US president who is currently on his visit to Sweden.

Swedish competitiveness diving - worrying?

Wednesday, 04 September 2013
Sweden has been left behind in the latest competitiveness classification, which we published earlier this morning, and being a country, which always fights to be on top, the press is not taking nicely.

Sweden starts granting all Syrians who arrive here permanent residency - what can go wrong?

Tuesday, 03 September 2013
The Swedish Migration Board has decided to start giving all Syrians who have come to Sweden permanent residence, making Sweden the first in the EU to reconsider the situation in Syria and let everyone who received temporary authorization to stay and bring in their families.

False advertisement of child sex shows how the interest in child prostitution is popular in Sweden

Thursday, 29 August 2013
It was reported recently about how there is growing incidents in Sweden, where children here sell themselves as sex objects. Probably as a test, radio Sweden conducted a test, which reveals something that was not expected.

Swedish UN weapons expert, Hans Blix not in support of bombing Syria

Wednesday, 28 August 2013
The Swedish former UN weapons inspector, Hans Blix is highly critical of any plans to bomb Syria and has vehemently made it clear that he is not in support of that.

Massive growth in the population of foreign prisoners in Swedish jails - worrying to the government

Friday, 23 August 2013
The proportion of foreign nationals sentenced to prison in Sweden has exploded and being described here as shocking. Sweden has been a playground of foreign criminals and the legal systems here too, has stepped to the task and bang many of them in. But this robust legal reaction is becoming worrying to the government.

Racism, discrimination, and xenophobia in Sweden seeking United Nations help

Thursday, 22 August 2013
The other day we asked the question: Is Sweden a racist state. The answer seem to have emerged today from other unlikely sources - The UN. Radio Sweden reported on this morning that Swedish society still has problems with structural racism, hate crimes, and discrimination. It has even gotten strong today than 10 tears go. So we ask again is Sweden a racist country?

Swedish politician for the left party shot in Somali capital Mogadishu - What was she doing there?

Wednesday, 21 August 2013
Swedish political party member of the Left Party leadership in Stockholm, Ann-Margarethe Livh, was today reportedly shot in the chest in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

Robustness and success of the Swedish policy against hate crimes questionable

Wednesday, 21 August 2013
Is Sweden a racist country? It is hard to get a straight answer here and depending on whom one asks, the answers would be perceived skewed to various directions. This is where a Swedish UN organisation Association comes in and suggests that a new agency be created in Sweden to combat racism and ethnic discrimination in the country which they perceived is out of control.

Swedish shrinking jobs market and the Stockholm regions jobs drought promises more jobs in the autumn

Tuesday, 20 August 2013
Where are jobs - is the question job seekers go out everyday as ask as they are urged to update their CVs and given then most advanced techniques to apply for jobs. Where are job?

Journalists on trial in Gothenburg for breach of confidentiality

Monday, 19 August 2013
Three journalists are on trial for an article in the daily Göteborgs - Posten, for privacy infringement after writing an article about a woman who wanted to remain anonymous were made public.

Sweden gone metally distressed with taxes such that visually impaired must pay television tax

Saturday, 17 August 2013
A visually impaired man in Oskarshamn must pay the television fee even though he is almost blind and cannot see anything on television.

Swedish football start Zlatan Ibrahimovic starts planning for his retirement and developing a new career - buys church for Skr43 million

Friday, 16 August 2013
Swedish football star, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has started showing signs of a n career development after football. He just bought a house that has no planning restrictions, a church that would be turned into a town house.

Imported car to Sweden identified as possible death trap - so car buyers watch out

Friday, 16 August 2013
Want to buy a used car in Sweden or from Sweden watch out that the car is originally first registered in Sweden for many cars imported into the country through the say the Balkans have been identified as possible death trap.

Fewer unemployed in Sweden but more on sick leave

Thursday, 15 August 2013
The number of persons who lived in Sweden in a full-year receiving economic support in the form of social assistance or benefits in 2012 was almost on the same the year before.

Sweden's smallest municipality growing faster as urban sectors tend to repel population concentration

Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Swedish population data for the first half of 2013 show a continued stable population growth though with some amount of increase driven by increased immigration.

The police who shot a dark skinned man in Husby, Stockholm, ruled he did so in self defence. Opponents are not surprise and say there is no value in dark skinned people in Sweden

Wednesday, 07 August 2013
The investigation into the police officer who shot a 69-year-old man to death in Husby that led to wide spread rioting and property destruction in the suburbs of Stockholm, Sweden has been dropped.  The verdict according to police's own investigation is that the police officer did so in self-defence. Opponent sees it as a verdict to the inferior value of a dark skinned man in Sweden.

Amphetamine on an exponential increase in Sweden

Wednesday, 07 August 2013
Swedish Customs have seized 110 kilograms of amphetamines during the first half of this year. In the same period last year, 50 kg was seized and the year before 26 kg was seized by the Swedish customs officials. This is an exponential increase and the question is why the increase.

Swedish government departments sell Personal data to businesses - living in glass houses and throwing stones

Monday, 05 August 2013
Swedish Transport Authority earned nearly Skr30 million in the business of selling personal data of car owners to advertisers, without permission or knowledge from the data bearers.

Luxury car theft continues to go well in Sweden and Eastern European gangs blamed

Monday, 05 August 2013
Criminal gangs behind the thefts of newer upscale cars, worth between half a million Swedish Kronor and more is on the increased in Sweden. This comes when overall, the number of car thefts has declined dramatically. Eastern European gangs have been identified as being behind the increase.
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