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Germany

Amnesty for Berlin tax dodgers

Berliners who have evaded taxes will not be punished if they confess to the authorities, the regional government has said.

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Germany

Germany recognizes independent Kosovo

Germany is to recognize Kosovo as an independent state, following the republic's declaration that was splitting from Serbia.

Ikea guilty of ‘cultural imperialism’: Danes
Sweden

Ikea guilty of ‘cultural imperialism’: Danes

A low-price furniture storm has been brewing on the other side the Öresund bridge over the past week with newspapers accusing Sweden's Ikea of trying to walk all over the Danes.

Volvo produces car number 15 million
Sweden

Volvo produces car number 15 million

The first Volvo rolled out the Torslanda factory near Gothenburg in 1927. Around lunchtime on Wednesday Volvo car number 15 million came off the assembly line at factory in Uddevalla.

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Sweden

Agency to examine debt among Swedish children

As fears rise about an increasing number of Swedish children becoming snarled in debt, the Data Inspection Board (Datainspektionen) announced plans for a project to shed more light on the problem.

Gothenburg mulls congestion charge
Sweden

Gothenburg mulls congestion charge

Sweden's second biggest city Gothenburg is considering introducing a road toll system similar to one adopted in Stockholm last year, city officials said on Wednesday.

Sentence upheld in Strömstad murder
Sweden

Sentence upheld in Strömstad murder

The Court of Appeals for Western Sweden upheld Wednesday the Uddevalla district court sentence of ten years in prison and lifetime deportation for the man who beat a woman to death with a wooden plank in Strömstad last summer.

‘Dagens Nyheter owes me an apology for racist slur’
Sweden

‘Dagens Nyheter owes me an apology for racist slur’

Prominent Swedish writer and opinion shaper Johan Norberg explains why he has become embroiled in a heated debate with newspaper Dagens Nyheter.

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Sweden

Swede caught in UK welfare scam

A Swedish citizen falsely claiming to have 18 children managed to cheat UK welfare authorities out of more than £20,000 ($39,000/247,000 kronor) before getting caught.

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Sweden

More apply to independently manage Swedish schools

Interest in the independent administration of Sweden’s state schools increased dramatically in 2007.

Malmö ‘balcony fall’ suspects released
Sweden

Malmö ‘balcony fall’ suspects released

Two men arrested on suspicion of killing a 16-year-old girl at the beginning of February have been released from custody, Metro reports.

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Sweden

57-year-old man murdered in Södertälje

A 57-year-old man is believed to have been murdered in his apartment in Södertälje on Tuesday evening.

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Sweden

Woman dies after Gothenburg balcony fall

A woman has died after falling from a fifth floor balcony in a Gothenburg apartment block late on Tuesday night.