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Swedish prime minister Stefan Lofven is to step down after he lost a mandatory confidence vote in parliament. Photograph:  Jonas Ekstromer/EPA

Sweden moved a step closer to a new centre-right government after acting Social Democrat prime minister Stefan Lövfen was defeated in a confidence vot(...)

Leader of the far-right Sweden Democrats Jimmy Akesson speaks to members and supporters at the party following the party’s gains. Photograph: Michael Campanella/Getty Images

Swedish Social Democrat prime minister Stefan Löfven has urged all “decent” parties to unite after a record result in Sunday’s general election for th(...)

Leader of the far-right Sweden Democrats Jimmy Akesson speaks to members and supporters at the party following the party’s gains. Photograph: Getty Images

Sweden is facing a new political era after general election results suggested almost one in five voters backed the far-right. With support evenly div(...)

The landmark Oresund Bridge. The 11km structure is famous thanks to “The Bridge” crime series but, since opening in 2000, has become a steel-and-concrete embodiment of the Schengen ideal of passport-free travel.

Europe’s free-movement principle has developed a further serious crack after Sweden approved plans yesterday to introduce border checks in the new yea(...)

Sweden’s opposition leaders address a news conference in the Swedish parliament in Stockholm on Wednesday. Photograph: Pontus Lundahl/Reuters

Sweden’s far-right Sweden Democrats (SD) have toppled the country’s minority government after just three months in office, plunging the country into p(...)

Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfven announces his new government in parliament in Stockholm yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Jonas Ekstromer

Sweden’s new centre-left minority government took office yesterday, with prime minister Stefan Löfven promising to secure opposition support by pur(...)