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Former owner GM blocks Saab takeover

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.

Sweden’s Social Democrats in freefall

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.

Saab nears bankruptcy as restructuring plan collapses

By Jordan Shilton, October 26, 2011

Saab faces the prospect of bankruptcy after its plans to restructure fell apart last week.

Finance minister proposes “Swedish model” to solve European debt crisis

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.

Swedish court grants Saab bankruptcy protection

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.

Swedish Left Party leader announces resignation

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.

Swedish Saab workers go unpaid for second month

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.

Saab deal with Chinese automaker paves way for job cuts, outsourcing

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.

Swedish automaker Saab nears collapse

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.

Scandinavian and other “neutral” states support assault on Libya

By Steve James, April 12, 2011

Eight Swedish fighter aircraft joined the NATO operation against Libyan government forces last week.

Unanswered questions over Stockholm suicide bomb attack

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.

Julian Assange legal team makes devastating critique of Swedish extradition attempt

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.