Sweden Democrats  leader Jimmie Akesson gives a speech in Malmo in August, 2018. Photograph: Johan Nilsson/TT News Agency via Reuters

Sweden’s political landscape looks set to be redrawn after one of the country’s mainstream parties went back on its word and said it was prepared to w(...)

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(...)

Sweden Democrats leader leader Jimmie Akesson gestures in front of a poster that reads, “Sweden’s third largest party!” at the SD’s election night party  in Stockholm on Sunday. The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats  became the country’s third largest party. Photograph: Anders Wiklund/TT News Agency/Reuters

Sweden and Germany seem like the last places in Europe where populist, anti-immigration politics could take root: Sweden because of its liberal social(...)

Sweden’s Social Democratic leader, Stefan Löfven: sounded out potential coalition partners yesterday. Photograph: Claudio Bresciani/EPA

Sweden’s Social Democratic leader, Stefan Löfven, has vowed to lead a new coalition and isolate the far-right Sweden Democrats after Sunday’s indecisi(...)

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

Sweden’s Social Democrats appear headed back to power after eight years in opposition following a collapse in support for outgoing prime minister Fre(...)

A man chooses among ballot papers at a polling station during the Swedish general election in Goteborg today. Photograph: Adam Ihse/Reuters/TT News Agency

Polls showed Sweden’s centre-left opposition heading for a narrow election victory today, on a platform of increased spending on job schemes, healthc(...)

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

Swedes do democracy the civilised way: over fika, their afternoon treat of coffee, cake and a chat. In Stockholm’s Kulturhuset arts centre, members(...)

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

It’s a Scandinavian picture-book morning in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second city on the west coast. The oblique Nordic light gives old facades a new, vita(...)

European Commission president-elect Jean-Claude Juncker: he is eager to play down his federalist reputation, saying he is “allergic to this term ‘the United States of Europe’”. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

The outcome was inevitable. Jean-Claude Juncker was chosen by the European Council yesterday as the man to lead the European Commission over th(...)

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