When Carl-Henric Svanberg meets President Barack Obama at the White House on Wednesday, BP's Swedish chairman faces the toughest challenge of a glittering career, writes James Savage.
Starting at the half-year mark, the National Tax Agency (Skatteverket) will take a hard line to stop small businesses from cheating through their cash registers.
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France and Germany will table joint proposals at a European Union summit this week to withhold voting rights from countries that break the bloc's fiscal rules, the leaders of the two countries said on Monday.
A police officer in southern Sweden who had blogged indecent and sexist stories from his day job has lost his job.
Swedish investment firm Öresund has been has been authorized by the Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen - FI) to buy its investment fund operation HQ Fonder.
In the wake of major corporate restructuring, German engineering conglomerate Siemens is planning a new Munich headquarters that the industrial giant hopes will revitalise its image as well as an entire city block.
Unemployment in Sweden in May amounted to 8.5 percent of the workforce with 395,000 registered job-seekers, according to new Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen) figures, which indicate that young people are not as badly off as claimed.
The Local’s series “Made in Germany” presents the best the country has to offer, including the innovative toddler training bikes by Kokua.
As the royal wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling nears, the Swedish Republican Association (Republikanska Föreningen - RepF) has invited representatives from Republican associations across the EU to Stockholm, claiming that focus on the wedding has boosted their cause.
Is Chancellor Angela Merkel’s embattled centre-right coalition on the ropes? German opposition politicians on Monday demanded early elections, but the government is hoping to stay the course.
A young man in Bavaria who reportedly forgot to take his medication taunted a group of Hells Angels at their clubhouse over the weekend by dropping his pants, throwing a puppy at the bikers, and then making his getaway in a stolen front loader.
German cities and municipalities face a budgetary shortfall of €15 billion this year and have run out of ways to cut costs, they said on Monday.
Police have arrested 50 Greenpeace activists who broke into Forsmark nuclear power plant in eastern Sweden on Monday, demanding that parliament vote against the building of new nuclear facilities.
Controversial former Augsburg bishop Walter Mixa has returned to live at the bishop’s palace despite his resignation over alleged child abuse and misuse of church funds, a media report said on Monday.
More than 1,050 dance enthusiasts gathered in central Hannover on Sunday to break the record for world’s largest ballet class, complete with live musical accompaniment.
A man in his fifties has been detained on suspicion of the murder or manslaughter of a women in their home in central Malmö on Sunday afternoon.
Baden-Württemberg police confirmed early on Monday that they have arrested a man suspected of raping one woman taxi driver before stabbing another to death last week.
Every fourth convicted criminal offered the choice of prison or wearing an electronic tagging device in 2009 opted to go to jail, with the tag associated with stringent regulations and social isolation.
Swedish golfer Robert Karlsson came second behind England's Lee Westwood in a dramatic playoff at the St. Jude Classic on Sunday, giving himself a boost days before the start of the US Open championship at Pebble Beach.