By Jordan Shilton, November 28, 2011
The future of Swedish automaker Saab remains undecided following a decision by former owner General Motors to block a proposed takeover by two Chinese firms.
By Jordan Shilton, November 10, 2011
In recent weeks, support for Sweden’s Social Democrats has fallen to historic lows, with polls indicating little more than 25 percent of voters support the party.
By Jordan Shilton, October 26, 2011
Saab faces the prospect of bankruptcy after its plans to restructure fell apart last week.
By Jordan Shilton, October 24, 2011
Sweden’s finance minister Anders Borg has spoken out in favour of a “Swedish solution” to resolve the deepening debt crisis gripping the European continent.
By Jordan Shilton, September 26, 2011
If Saab is able to survive beyond the end of the year, it will be on the basis of a cost-cutting offensive against the workforce by management and the state, facilitated by the unions.
By Jordan Shilton, September 8, 2011
Lars Ohly, the leader of Sweden’s Left Party since 2004, revealed August 9 that he will step down as head of the party at its next congress in January 2012.
By Jordan Shilton, August 3, 2011
Crisis-hit automaker Saab announced last Tuesday for the second month in a row that part of its workforce would not receive their wages on time. The failure to pay employees confirms that the company is essentially bankrupt.
By Jordan Shilton, May 9, 2011
The deal provides no long-term security for Saab workers, and opens the door to a vast cost-cutting drive through the outsourcing of jobs to cheap labour locations in China.
By Jordan Shilton, April 30, 2011
Barely a year after being taken over by Dutch firm Spyker, Swedish automaker Saab is again in danger of shutdown, with the loss of thousands of jobs.
By Steve James, April 12, 2011
Eight Swedish fighter aircraft joined the NATO operation against Libyan government forces last week.
By Steve James, March 17, 2011
Ezedden Khalid Ahmed al-Khaledi, a 30-year-old nursing student claiming to be from Kuwait, has been charged with helping fund the Stockholm suicide bomb attack.
By Robert Stevens, February 8, 2011
The attempt to extradite WikiLeaks founder and editor Julian Assange to Sweden on trumped-up sex charges was stepped up yesterday in the Belmarsh Magistrates’ Court in London.