- August 07, 2012
Stieg Larsson, the Swedish author of the Millennium trilogy, only became world-famous after his death in 2004. His long-time companion Eva Gabrielsson is still fighting for her share of the inheritance, but says she no longer plans to finish his fourth book. By Gerhard Spörl more... [ Forum ]
- June 14, 2012
Thousands of pedestrians die each year in road accidents, but so far few carmakers have shown much interest in developing safety features to protect those outside the car. Now Swedish auto company Volvo has produced the first external airbag -- and it could save lives. By Christian Wüst more... [ Forum ]
- May 19, 2011
Hosting a permanent nuclear waste repository is not high on the list for most municipalities. But residents of the Swedish town of Östhammar are 77 percent in favor. Transparency on the part of politicians and industrial leaders has made the difference. By Thomas Hüetlin more...
- December 29, 2010
Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten became world-famous with its publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in 2005 that sparked fierce protests by Muslims. Police on Wednesday arrested five people suspected of planning an attack against the newspaper. more...
- December 14, 2010
Politicians have called for a stricter visa regime in Germany after Saturday's suicide bombing in Stockholm, which killed only the perpetrator himself. Teams from the US and Britain have promised to help Sweden investigate, as more details emerge about the attacker's background. more...
- December 13, 2010
Swedish investigators released more information Monday about the two bomb attacks in Stockholm. Some German commentators, already jittery with an elevated threat level in their own country, conclude that no place is safe. more...
- December 08, 2010
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in London and denied bail on charges of rape and sexual molestation. German opinion makers are split on what the arrest really means. One thing they agree on: The reputation of the US continues to suffer. more...
- October 26, 2010
Following the success in September elections of a far-right populist party in the country, a Swedish immigrant has formed a party working to protect immigrants' interests. The new party is being founded amidst a wave of violent crime against foreigners in the southern city of Malmö last week. more...
- September 21, 2010
Sweden is stuck in a rare political impasse. After Sunday's election, party blocs on the left and the right don't have the seats they need to form a majority government, and neither wants to team up with the anti-immigrant party that could tip the scales. German commentators think Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has backed himself into this corner. more... [ Forum ]
- September 01, 2010
A political ad rejected as hate speech by a Swedish TV station has sparked tension between Sweden and neighboring Denmark. Some Danish leaders have cried censorship, and even want to see election observers at Sweden's upcoming national poll. more...