Stefan Lofven

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Officers stand next to the wreckage of crashed plane at Orebro Airport, Sweden, July 8th 2021. Photograph: Jeppe Gustafsson/ EPA

All nine people onboard an airplane died after the aircraft crashed outside Orebro, Sweden, on Thursday, Swedish police said. “It’s a very severe acc(...)

Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven is seen after being voted in as prime minister in the Swedish parliament in Stockholm. Photograph: Christine Olsson/TT News Agency via AP

Stefan Lofven has made his second comeback as Swedish prime minister, narrowly securing parliamentary backing to return to the role on Wednesday a wee(...)

Sweden’s Social Democratic prime minister Stefan Lofven announces his resignation in Stockholm on Monday. Photograph: Stina Stjernkvist/TT via AP

Swedish prime minister Stefan Lofven has urged the Riksdag parliament to find a new government without a snap election after he submitted his resigna(...)

Sweden’s prime minister Stefan Lofven said he would take the next seven days to decide whether to call snap elections, form a new government or resign. Photograph:   Anders Wiklund/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images

Stefan Lofven became the first Swedish prime minister to lose a no-confidence vote, throwing the Scandinavian country’s politics into turmoil as it co(...)

People at a shopping centre in Solna, near Stockholm, last autumn. Sweden’s economy recovered to pre-pandemic levels in the first quarter of this year. Photograph: Amir Nabizadeh/TT news agency/AFP via Getty Images

Sweden will on Tuesday become the last Nordic country to begin easing coronavirus restrictions, even though the Scandinavian nation continues to have (...)

Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg will be fined  €1,975 to maintain public confidence in the rules used to fight the coronavirus pandemic, police say. Photograph:  Stian Lysberg Solum/EPA

Norway’s prime minister broke her country’s Covid-19 rules by organising a 60th birthday dinner for 13 family members and will be fined, becoming the (...)

People stroll along Standvagen quayside in Stockholm. Photograph: Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images

Sweden’s centre-left government has long seemed happy to allow Anders Tegnell, the state epidemiologist, to be the public face of the country’s distin(...)

Swedish state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell during a digital news conference. Photograph: Henrik Montgomery/EPA

Swedish Covid-19 cases continued to rise on Tuesday as many welcomed the toughest measures yet imposed to curb the spread of the disease that has clai(...)

People pass by a restaurant in central Stockholm, Sweden, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Amir Nabizadeh/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images

Sweden has cut its limit on attendance at public gatherings to eight people, as its light-touch approach to the coronavirus pandemic continues to be t(...)

A sign with a portrait of state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell is hanged at an entrance to a restaurant to instruct people to wash their hands in Sodermalm, Stockholm. Photograph Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Sweden’s approach to the coronavirus pandemic has been the subject of international fascination and some misrepresentation since its state epidemiolog(...)

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