STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s biggest security threat comes from around 200 Islamists in the country with the potential for involvement in militant attacks, including young people radicalized after joining the war in Syria, the state’s spy chief said.
Increasing Russian espionage and signs of “war planning” from Moscow since the Ukraine crisis took second place in Sweden’s overall security assessment – although it did not see any increased immediate threat, Anders Thornberg said.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – With much of Europe veering to anti-immigration groups, Sweden has elected the only formal feminist party to the EU parliament with a Roma woman as its representative.
The Feminist Initiative (FI), founded by a politician famed for publicly burning 100,000 Swedish crowns ($15,000) to protest unequal pay and funded in part by an ABBA member, grew from almost nothing in polls a few months ago to win over 5 percent of the votes and one MEP.
HUSBY Sweden (Reuters) – In Stockholm’s suburb of Husby, the roads still bear charred marks from cars torched in Sweden’s worst riots for years.
Last May’s violence exposed wounds yet to heal in a Swedish election year, underscoring the Nordic state’s struggle to integrate a record number of immigrants and challenging its open door traditions.