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(...)

Danish People’s Party leader Kristian Thulesen Dahl must decide whether or not to enter government. Photograph: Joachim Ladefoged/AP

Something is stirring in northern Europe. Populist Nordic parties are pushing into the political mainstream wearing moderate robes they have snatched (...)

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(...)