INTERVIEW: Does coronavirus mark the end of neoliberalism in Sweden?
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INTERVIEW: Does coronavirus mark the end of neoliberalism in Sweden?

Just before Christmas, Sweden's finance minister Magdalena Andersson declared that the coronavirus crisis marked "the end of the era of Neoliberalism". But for Daniel Suhonen, the leading ideologue of the Social Democrats' left flank, the party needs concrete policies as well as words.

More than one in seven Germans on poverty line
Germany

More than one in seven Germans on poverty line

One in ten Germans on the dole
Germany

One in ten Germans on the dole

Von der Leyen moots expanded child subsidy for poor families
Germany

Von der Leyen moots expanded child subsidy for poor families

Six things to learn from Norway’s NAV social security scandal hearings
Norway

Six things to learn from Norway’s NAV social security scandal hearings

Switzerland moves to end pensions system that sees men earn twice as much as women
Switzerland

Switzerland moves to end pensions system that sees men earn twice as much as women

Norway opposition wants Prime Minister Solberg called to hearing over social security scandal
Norway

Norway opposition wants Prime Minister Solberg called to hearing over social security scandal

Norwegian public prosecutor expects more cases in NAV social security scandal
Norway

Norwegian public prosecutor expects more cases in NAV social security scandal

Explained: Why are Hartz IV benefits so controversial in Germany?
Germany

Explained: Why are Hartz IV benefits so controversial in Germany?

Norway’s NAV social security scandal could date back 25 years
Norway

Norway’s NAV social security scandal could date back 25 years

Norway freezes all investigations into EEA-related benefits claims
Norway

Norway freezes all investigations into EEA-related benefits claims

Explained: Norway’s NAV social security scandal in five minutes
Norway

Explained: Norway’s NAV social security scandal in five minutes

Could free dental care be on the way for young people in Denmark?
Denmark

Could free dental care be on the way for young people in Denmark?

Older Swiss reject increasing the retirement age: Study
Switzerland

Older Swiss reject increasing the retirement age: Study

Number of people on Danish welfare benefits increases, reversing trend
Denmark

Number of people on Danish welfare benefits increases, reversing trend

Incorrect welfare payments in Sweden total billions, group finds
Sweden

Incorrect welfare payments in Sweden total billions, group finds

Italian government approves overhaul of welfare and pensions
Italy

Italian government approves overhaul of welfare and pensions

France crowned European champions of social welfare spending
France

France crowned European champions of social welfare spending

Child mortality rate 1.5 times higher in England than Sweden – and poverty is a key factor, researchers argue
Sweden

Child mortality rate 1.5 times higher in England than Sweden – and poverty is a key factor, researchers argue

Almost every seventh child in German is dependent on welfare funds
Germany

Almost every seventh child in German is dependent on welfare funds

Jobcentre concedes that people on welfare can beg… up to a point
Germany

Jobcentre concedes that people on welfare can beg… up to a point

Should rich grandparents be obliged to financially support relatives in need?
Switzerland

Should rich grandparents be obliged to financially support relatives in need?

Cut foreigners’ dental treatment, study grants and bus passes: DF
Denmark

Cut foreigners’ dental treatment, study grants and bus passes: DF

North German state weighs up introducing unconditional basic income
Germany

North German state weighs up introducing unconditional basic income

Number of poor people in Denmark ‘doubled’ since 2002: report
Denmark

Number of poor people in Denmark ‘doubled’ since 2002: report

France confirmed as European champions for welfare spending
France

France confirmed as European champions for welfare spending

Danes define their national values in online vote
Denmark

Danes define their national values in online vote

Germany closer to blocking EU citizens’ ‘welfare tourism’
Germany

Germany closer to blocking EU citizens’ ‘welfare tourism’

Swedish budget: Integration, climate change and equality
Sweden

Swedish budget: Integration, climate change and equality

Aldi Nord makes first global cage-free egg pledge
Germany

Aldi Nord makes first global cage-free egg pledge

More cash for integration promised in spring budget
Sweden

More cash for integration promised in spring budget

Experts warn of rising inequality in Germany
Germany

Experts warn of rising inequality in Germany

Germany can withhold welfare from foreigners: EU court
Germany

Germany can withhold welfare from foreigners: EU court

CNN tries to ‘feel the Bern’ in Denmark
Denmark

CNN tries to ‘feel the Bern’ in Denmark

What’s it like being homeless during Sweden’s winter?
Sweden

What’s it like being homeless during Sweden’s winter?

The Danish Model: Don’t try this at home
Denmark

The Danish Model: Don’t try this at home

Danish PM in US: Denmark is not socialist
Denmark

Danish PM in US: Denmark is not socialist

Denmark centre stage in US presidential debate
Denmark

Denmark centre stage in US presidential debate

Welfare bill grows 50 percent in a decade
Germany

Welfare bill grows 50 percent in a decade

Denmark eyes cash bonuses for the jobless
Denmark

Denmark eyes cash bonuses for the jobless

Parents told to pay back millions to Swedish state
Sweden

Parents told to pay back millions to Swedish state

Number of EU students on state support way up
Denmark

Number of EU students on state support way up

French welfare spending ‘not sustainable’
France

French welfare spending ‘not sustainable’

Italy among biggest spenders on pensions
Italy

Italy among biggest spenders on pensions

France’s welfare state set to get a little stingier
France

France’s welfare state set to get a little stingier

Health plan focuses on cancer, chronic illness
Denmark

Health plan focuses on cancer, chronic illness

Digital push could save welfare millions: report
Sweden

Digital push could save welfare millions: report

Swedes ‘clueless’ about rise in welfare spending
Sweden

Swedes ‘clueless’ about rise in welfare spending

Sweden ‘slimmest Nordic welfare state ‘
Sweden

Sweden ‘slimmest Nordic welfare state ‘

Unions shift stance on welfare sector profits
Sweden

Unions shift stance on welfare sector profits

Financier fears ‘populist welfare profit debate’
Sweden

Financier fears ‘populist welfare profit debate’

Snitching Swedes help unmask benefits cheats
Sweden

Snitching Swedes help unmask benefits cheats

Swedish welfare scandals call for profit review
Sweden

Swedish welfare scandals call for profit review

Tedious praise of ‘perfect Swedish society’
Sweden

Tedious praise of ‘perfect Swedish society’

‘You can get pension payments back’
Germany

‘You can get pension payments back’

1 in 7 German children growing up poor
Germany

1 in 7 German children growing up poor

Putting Bavarian housewives before disadvantaged children
Germany

Putting Bavarian housewives before disadvantaged children

Pensioners are falling behind, ministry admits
Germany

Pensioners are falling behind, ministry admits

FDP calls for basic children’s income
Germany

FDP calls for basic children’s income

Government will prompt welfare families to get help for children
Germany

Government will prompt welfare families to get help for children

Extension to parenting payments scrapped
Germany

Extension to parenting payments scrapped

More tax for less: Germans fear for future
Germany

More tax for less: Germans fear for future

More welfare cheats slapped with fines
Germany

More welfare cheats slapped with fines

Man swallows €145 to avoid being robbed
Germany

Man swallows €145 to avoid being robbed

Bundesrat passes Hartz IV welfare reforms
Germany

Bundesrat passes Hartz IV welfare reforms

New round of Hartz IV reform talks fails
Germany

New round of Hartz IV reform talks fails

Hartz IV reform talks end without results
Germany

Hartz IV reform talks end without results

Middle class shrinking
Germany

Middle class shrinking

Breakthrough forged in Hartz IV welfare talks
Germany

Breakthrough forged in Hartz IV welfare talks

Bundesrat blocks welfare changes
Germany

Bundesrat blocks welfare changes

Government admits to Hartz IV reform error
Germany

Government admits to Hartz IV reform error

Poor caught in welfare trap, OECD warns
Germany

Poor caught in welfare trap, OECD warns

Von der Leyen under fire for Hartz IV changes
Germany

Von der Leyen under fire for Hartz IV changes

Labour Ministry wants to ditch ‘Hartz IV’ for easier welfare benefits name
Germany

Labour Ministry wants to ditch ‘Hartz IV’ for easier welfare benefits name

Germany’s hearts fear: Is the welfare system too harsh?
Germany

Germany’s hearts fear: Is the welfare system too harsh?

Government under fire for €5 Hartz IV increase
Germany

Government under fire for €5 Hartz IV increase

Poll places Steinbrück as possible Chancellor
Germany

Poll places Steinbrück as possible Chancellor

Merkel’s cabinet backs tough austerity package
Germany

Merkel’s cabinet backs tough austerity package

Welfare kids to get voucher cards for educational and extracurricular needs
Germany

Welfare kids to get voucher cards for educational and extracurricular needs

Unemployed could be forced into tiny apartments
Germany

Unemployed could be forced into tiny apartments

Poor families hit by parenting payment cuts
Germany

Poor families hit by parenting payment cuts

Politicians at odds over unemployment reforms
Germany

Politicians at odds over unemployment reforms

Court rules against extra welfare payment for disabled kids
Germany

Court rules against extra welfare payment for disabled kids

Court rejects backdated Hartz IV welfare increase
Germany

Court rejects backdated Hartz IV welfare increase

Union boss likens FDP to Jörg Haider’s party
Germany

Union boss likens FDP to Jörg Haider’s party

Minister says Hartz IV unfairly penalises teen summer jobs
Germany

Minister says Hartz IV unfairly penalises teen summer jobs

Court rejects extra welfare to clothe growing children
Germany

Court rejects extra welfare to clothe growing children

SPD attacked over Hartz IV proposals
Germany

SPD attacked over Hartz IV proposals

Deadbeats should have dole benefits docked, Westerwelle says
Germany

Deadbeats should have dole benefits docked, Westerwelle says

Boisterous Westerwelle still shedding popularity
Germany

Boisterous Westerwelle still shedding popularity

Hartz IV ruling sparks jump in welfare applications
Germany

Hartz IV ruling sparks jump in welfare applications

Westerwelle removes gloves in welfare debate
Germany

Westerwelle removes gloves in welfare debate

Westerwelle attacks ‘socialist’ welfare debate
Germany

Westerwelle attacks ‘socialist’ welfare debate

Leading Germany’s kids down a dead-end street
Germany

Leading Germany’s kids down a dead-end street

Politicians defend Hartz IV following high court ruling
Germany

Politicians defend Hartz IV following high court ruling

Hartz IV welfare benefits ruled unconstitutional
Germany

Hartz IV welfare benefits ruled unconstitutional

Hartz IV welfare benefits considered too low
Germany

Hartz IV welfare benefits considered too low

Parents on dole must repay €20 windfall
Germany

Parents on dole must repay €20 windfall

Fake bomb sent to Hesse state premier Koch
Germany

Fake bomb sent to Hesse state premier Koch

Left party calls Hartz IV a ‘poverty machine’
Germany

Left party calls Hartz IV a ‘poverty machine’

Economic crisis leaves many animals homeless
Germany

Economic crisis leaves many animals homeless

Man’s welfare benefits reduced due to street magazine sales
Germany

Man’s welfare benefits reduced due to street magazine sales

Child payment from stimulus package delayed until April
Germany

Child payment from stimulus package delayed until April

One-fourth of employable German youths on welfare
Germany

One-fourth of employable German youths on welfare

Parliament approves leave benefits for grandparents
Germany

Parliament approves leave benefits for grandparents

Study finds poor need just €132 per month to survive
Germany

Study finds poor need just €132 per month to survive

Economic official sees no ‘real poverty’ in Germany
Germany

Economic official sees no ‘real poverty’ in Germany

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Germany

Working poor undermine Germany’s prosperous image

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Sweden

Government’s shock claim: Only the sick can claim sick pay

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Sweden

Swedes “increasingly dependent” upon welfare

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Sweden

Unions demand tax increases

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Sweden

More immigrants needed “to pay for welfare”

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Sweden

Split child benefit “unfair to mothers”

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Sweden

Sick leave in Sweden falls

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Sweden

Criticism of new sick leave rules

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Sweden

Burnout cases ‘can still get sick leave’

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Sweden

‘One million Swedes’ dependent on state handouts

Government tightens checks on parents with sick children
Sweden

Government tightens checks on parents with sick children

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Sweden

Tighter checks reduce welfare payouts

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Sweden

Billions wrongly paid out in welfare

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Sweden

Sick leave clampdown slammed by unions

More young Swedes depend on welfare
Sweden

More young Swedes depend on welfare

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Sweden

Swede caught in UK welfare scam

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Sweden

Greens call for state-run unemployment insurance

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Sweden

Swedish foster care found lacking

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Sweden

Sweden’s welfare state ‘alive and kicking’

Poll: Swedes prefer paying high taxes
Sweden

Poll: Swedes prefer paying high taxes

Report: mothers in Sweden have it best
Sweden

Report: mothers in Sweden have it best

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Sweden

Sweden’s welfare rolls continue to shrink

Borg presents 2009 budget to Riksdag
Sweden

Borg presents 2009 budget to Riksdag

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Sweden

Malmö struggles to correct 17 million kronor computer error

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Sweden

Swedish economic growth hits 30 year low

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Sweden

Local councils to receive cash injection

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Sweden

Local government facing massive deficits

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Sweden

More Swedes buying private insurance: report

More single parents living in poverty: report
Sweden

More single parents living in poverty: report

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Sweden

Faked cerebral palsy netted millions in benefit

Alliance pledges 9.2 billion kronor for future
Sweden

Alliance pledges 9.2 billion kronor for future

Sweden’s welfare state has endured centre-right rule: experts
Sweden

Sweden’s welfare state has endured centre-right rule: experts

Chickens ‘tortured’ during slaughter: report
Sweden

Chickens ‘tortured’ during slaughter: report

Swedish elk starve after long harsh winter
Sweden

Swedish elk starve after long harsh winter

Facebook ‘fair game’ in benefits cheats battle
Sweden

Facebook ‘fair game’ in benefits cheats battle

Public services sell-off ‘no impact’ on efficiency
Sweden

Public services sell-off ‘no impact’ on efficiency

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Sweden

More Swedes dependent on welfare payments

‘Free markets to thank for Swedish model success’
Sweden

‘Free markets to thank for Swedish model success’

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Sweden

Social Democrats: no ban on welfare sector profits

Unions propose profit cap on welfare business
Sweden

Unions propose profit cap on welfare business

Reinfeldt blames wealth gap on Social Democrats
Sweden

Reinfeldt blames wealth gap on Social Democrats

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Sweden

Wheelchair fraudster guilty of benefit heist

Green Party abandons ‘citizen income’ goal
Sweden

Green Party abandons ‘citizen income’ goal

Swedish teens ‘more depressed than ever’
Sweden

Swedish teens ‘more depressed than ever’

Sweden clamps down on venture capitalists
Sweden

Sweden clamps down on venture capitalists

‘The country we called Sweden no longer exists’
Sweden

‘The country we called Sweden no longer exists’

France tops global table for welfare spending
France

France tops global table for welfare spending

Life to get simpler as France cuts red tape
France

Life to get simpler as France cuts red tape

France’s pension system: How it works and what does Macron want to change?
France

France’s pension system: How it works and what does Macron want to change?

Swiss cooks ordered to stun lobsters before boiling
Switzerland

Swiss cooks ordered to stun lobsters before boiling

How Germany’s plan to limit welfare could affect you
Germany

How Germany’s plan to limit welfare could affect you

Germany to impose strict welfare curbs for EU migrants
Germany

Germany to impose strict welfare curbs for EU migrants

‘We must defend Swedish model’: Löfven
Sweden

‘We must defend Swedish model’: Löfven

Ban on cars proposed for welfare recipients
Switzerland

Ban on cars proposed for welfare recipients

Sweden data debunks UK migration fears
Sweden

Sweden data debunks UK migration fears

Scrap mock solutions to unemployment: Löfven
Sweden

Scrap mock solutions to unemployment: Löfven

SPD accuses coalition of fiddling with Hartz IV reform numbers
Germany

SPD accuses coalition of fiddling with Hartz IV reform numbers

Majority supports Westerwelle in controversial welfare debate
Germany

Majority supports Westerwelle in controversial welfare debate

Westerwelle inflating the obvious on welfare, says Merkel
Germany

Westerwelle inflating the obvious on welfare, says Merkel

Germany lags Europe in social equality survey
Germany

Germany lags Europe in social equality survey

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Sweden

Moderates: ‘Immigrants should sign Swedish contract’

Asylum seekers ‘should live near jobs’
Sweden

Asylum seekers ‘should live near jobs’