Citizenship application duration drastically increased by migration admin law “loophole”

The queues for Swedish citizenship are growing and applicants can now be forced to wait several years for a decision from the Swedish Migration Board. Last year, a new administrative law came up that was intended to force shorter processing times, but SVT’s review shows that the law has rather aggravated the queues. In addition, the law has made it possible to jump the queue. … Continue reading Citizenship application duration drastically increased by migration admin law “loophole”

Is Sweden’s no-fly movement just media hype?

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg refuses to travel by plane. Media coverage would have us believe it’s a movement that has spread across Sweden — but is it all just hype? DW’s Louise Osborne reports. It’s a hot, sunny day in a park in the western Swedish city of Gothenburg and people sit in small groups dotted along the green grass. Standing on a nearby path, … Continue reading Is Sweden’s no-fly movement just media hype?

Blood shortages worsen as knife stabbings increase

Health centres in Sweden say they are running low on blood reserves as more stabbings were recorded this weekend in Gothenburg. The blood shortages comes as authorities fear the increase of knife attacks in the country were reaching dangerous levels after two fatal stabbings including one incident that occurred at the Nordstan shopping centre on Saturday. A suspect believed to be 21 has since been … Continue reading Blood shortages worsen as knife stabbings increase

‘Being in nature is very much a part of Swedish culture’

Writes Andrea Sachs  The message travelled down a quiet country road in the Swedish province of Smaland, from the mouth of the chef to the ears of the foragers. We need more yarrow — pass it on. “There’s a big load over here,” said Dave Martin, a Briton living in Sweden with his wife and toddler. “There’s like a lot, a lot. There are also … Continue reading ‘Being in nature is very much a part of Swedish culture’

Blood shortage fears after recent increase in knife attacks

Sweden is bracing for blood shortages with cities and municipalities calling for more donors attributing the looming shortages to recent knife attacks and holidays. Observers and authorities say the blood shortages have come as a result of knife attacks upsurge with Gothenburg recorded as the area with the most serious shortage. As a result, authorities have made a passionate call to members of the public … Continue reading Blood shortage fears after recent increase in knife attacks

Crew in captured Swedish tanker in Iran mentally stressed

The crew in the Swedish tanker sailing under a British flag that was captured in Iran has spoken for the first time, revealing through their captain that they were in good health but under mental stress. According to the captain aboard Stena Impero captured by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz, the crew is in good health but that they’re under mental stress because of … Continue reading Crew in captured Swedish tanker in Iran mentally stressed

Abusive, teasing parents nurture bullies : Study

A new study has revealed that parents who tease their children or are condescending are likely to have their children become bullies or victims of such. According to the research, increased understanding was important in dealing with children so that they do not become either bullies or victims. It revealed that many bullies’ parents are combative, aggressive, punitive and dismissive. The research, done in the … Continue reading Abusive, teasing parents nurture bullies : Study