Despite letting its economy run unimpeded, Sweden still suffered business-destroying, prosperity-diminishing damage and at nearly the same magnitude of its neighbours. File photograph: Getty Images

Ever since the coronavirus emerged in Europe, Sweden has captured international attention by conducting an unorthodox, open-air experiment. It has all(...)

Elizabeth Quinn at Lund University, where she studies, in Sweden

Coronavirus has become a global pandemic, but I’m living in a country that has taken an alarmingly different approach from most others. I’ve been get(...)

An estimated 140,000 workers have already been laid off over the past week  as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and business representatives are talking of a further 200,000   being laid off over the coming days.

The trade union movement is seeking a major new “ambitious ” Government scheme to subside the salaries of workers laid off as a result of the coronavi(...)

Back when Brexit was first mooted (ah, remember those halcyon days?) I wrote a piece which suggested that one of the many, unconsidered, consequences (...)

Technology Ireland  voiced concerns about a decline in the number of students studying tech-related courses. Photograph: Getty Images

The Republic continues to have one of the lowest rates for start-ups in Europe, and the situation will not improve unless the Government takes concret(...)

The scene outside the hostel in Stockholm on September 2nd. Image: Screengrab from Guardian video

A disagreement between Chinese tourists and a hostel in Stockholm over check-in time has turned into a diplomatic spat between China and Sweden, with (...)

Swedish police officers near the scene where a truck crashed into a department store in central Stockholm. Photograph: EPA

The European Union and countries across the continent offered Sweden support and solidarity on Friday following what the Swedish government said appea(...)

A recent study  found  a child’s cognitive skills are improved  by spending more time with their mothers between the ages of three and seven

In a recent opinion poll carried out by Amárach research, the Iona Institute (of which I am a patron) asked this question: “If money were no object, a(...)

Yoshinori Ohsumi, who was awarded the Nobel prize for medicine

Japan’s Yoshinori Ohsumi won the 2016 Nobel prize for medicine or physiology for his discovery of how cells break down and recycle their content, whic(...)

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange squints in the sunlight as he prepares to speak from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called on Britain and Sweden on Friday to let him freely leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London after a UN panel rule(...)

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