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Sweden immigrants dismayed by far-right gain
Anti-immigration Sweden Democrats party - with roots in the neo-Nazi movement - recently won 12.9 percent of the vote.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:37:47 -0700

Sweden protests against airspace violation by Russian planes
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden said two Russian warplanes entered its airspace this week, calling the intrusion a "serious violation" and sending a protest to Moscow's ambassador in the Nordic country. Countries in the region have become increasingly wary of Russia's military ambitions since Moscow annexed Ukraine's Crimea region in March. Western powers have also accused Russia of sending troops ...
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:24:56 -0700

Sweden's Moderates say could cooperate with center-left government
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's Social Democrat and Green government could get support from the center-right on key issues, a senior member of the Moderate Party said on Friday, easing worries that the country faces parliamentary gridlock. The Social Democrats, the biggest party after the election, have until Sept. 26 to form a government with the Greens. Party leader Stefan Lofven, handed the ...
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:17:18 -0700

Sweden's Social Democrats want cross-party help to counter far-right threat
Sweden's Social Democrats called on Wwednesday for centre-right parties to help it isolate the far-right anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats who have threatened to sink a left-leaning government budget and potentially force a new election. The centre-left won Sunday's general election but fell short of a majority in parliament with the Sweden Democrats, who want to slash immigration by 90 percent ...
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:06:05 -0700

Sweden's far-right rises amid immigration debate
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish far-right party demanding sharp cuts in immigration has more than doubled its support in a parliamentary election.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:40:29 -0700

Sweden struggles to house asylum seekers as numbers rise
Sweden is grappling with a record number of asylum seekers, putting into sharp focus the issue of immigration which is at the heart of Sunday's election. Famously liberal Sweden has earned praise for its policies on asylum seekers, but an influx of applicants at levels not seen since the Balkans war in the 1990s is straining state coffers and causing many to question the government's approach ...
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:09:21 -0700

Sweden heads for minority left government, far right surges
By Niklas Pollard and Simon Johnson STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's centre-left Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven emerged as victor in Sunday's general election after a voter backlash against tax cuts and trimmed welfare by a centre-right government, but he fell short of a parliamentary majority. The Nordic region's biggest economy and one of the few star performers in Europe now faces a weak ...
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:43:45 -0700

Sweden's 'cuddly capitalism' hits a bump? Three takeaways from election
Sweden's weekend elections proved an upset for one of Europe’s most robust – and envied – societies.  The center-right coalition of Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt lost to the left-leaning Social Democratic bloc, by 39 percent to 44 percent. In Sweden, Mr. Reinfeldt deftly steered the biggest of the Nordic nations through the worst of the financial crisis. To be sure, Sweden remains one of the ...
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:37:08 -0700

Sweden votes for minority left government, far right surges
By Simon Johnson and Johan Sennero STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's centre-left Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven emerged as victor in Sunday's general election after a voter backlash against tax cuts and trimmed welfare by a centre-right government, but faced challenges forming a strong coalition as he fell short of a parliamentary majority. The Nordic region's biggest economy and one of the ...
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:06:32 -0700

Sweden's Social Democrats reclaim power, as far right gains
A left-leaning coalition led by Sweden's opposition Social Democrats defeated the incumbent centre-right government in Sunday's general election, while the far right was headed for historic gains. The anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats more than doubled their votes, to 12.9 percent, becoming the Nordic country's third-largest party and striving for a role as "absolute kingmaker" in the legislature ...
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:10:46 -0700


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