Climate conditions in Sweden “are appropriate for the products we sell: waterproof and breathable boots”.

Ballinasloe firm selling into Swedish market for 20 years

Yesterday’s results indicate the AfD picking up support from across the political spectrum. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

AfD heading for double-digit support

Swedish PM Fredrik Reinfeldt: Moderate party slips eight points. Photograph: Jessica Gow/AP/TT

Stefan Löfven’s party tops poll in early data with 31%

Voting  in Stockholm  during yesterday’s   general election. Photograph: Jonas Ekstromer/ AP/TT

Bestselling author anticipated the rise of the far right that was evident in yesterday's elections

Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt (centre) rides the Stockholm subway during general-election campaigning this week. Photograph: EPA/Jesica Gow

Opposition argues wheels have come off centre-right coalition’s reforms

For two decades the fiery 66-year-old Gudrun Schyman has been a famous, even notorious, figure in Swedish politics.

Sweden’s short-term political future may be decided by minor parties

 Sony chief executive Kazuo Hirai presenting new company products at the IFA consumer electronics trade fair  in Berlin. Photograph: Joerg Carstensen/EPA

The Walkman inventor is trying hard to escape its tech also-ran status

Demonstrators show their middle finger in a silent protest during a general election campaign by the far-right Sweden Democrats.  The party, which proposes a 90 per cent cut in immigration, is at 11 per cent in the polls. Photograph:  Janerik Henriksson/EPA

Rising support for limiting immigration is at odds with Swedish liberal consensus

Popular tourist site has been the centre of a stand-off between Irish developers Michael and Cathal Cannon and the city of Berlin since 2007. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Nama-backed site at Cold War border crossing point to be put on market

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