Shopping centres in Sweden have prospered and multipled in recent years, particularly in the Stockholm area. But gloomier economic prospects mean that the prolonged shopping spree may be coming to an end.
Sweden has a real thirst for European Union subsidies paid for school milk, which each year amount to 70 million kronor. But this amount could be reduced, since compensation will no longer be provided for dairy products used by school cafeterias in warm food .
Child healthcare in Stockholm has declined to the levels of the 1950s, according to a leading paediatrician, who is advising families with sick children to move out of the Swedish capital.
A man driving a moped crashed into the wall of a building in a town in northern Sweden on Saturday evening. He was taken unconsious to Sunderby Hospital in Luleå after the accident.
Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a contentious call on Sunday to slow Germany's planned phase-out of nuclear energy, amid growing fears it will be impossible to slash greenhouse gas emissions without it.
Some 70,000 people packed the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on Saturday night for a show by German comedian Mario Barth, setting a new world record for the number of people to watch a stand-up comic.
Representatives of bus companies are to meet bus driver union Kommunal on Monday to try to resolve a bus strike that has hit commuters and tourists in many parts of Sweden over the past week.
Two Germans announced a new world record for the longest-running tennis match after wrapping up 30 hours, 30 minutes and 30 seconds of play late on Saturday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a personal appeal on Sunday for the immediate release of three Germans kidnapped in Turkey earlier this week by Kurdish rebels.