What else is happening in Sweden?
Stockholm rejects GVI for "Trefas" : Stockholm city has chosen to reject the successful method of Group Violence Intervention (GVI) that has shown a 50% decrease in serious violence in other parts of Sweden, such as Malmö. Instead, the city will invest in a more individual-oriented strategy called "Trefas" to combat serious violent crimes, although this strategy lacks a clear method description and its effectiveness is uncertain. An evaluation of Trefas will be conducted and published in the autumn.
Thunberg fined for disobedience : Climate activist Greta Thunberg has been convicted of disobedience against the authorities after participating in a climate demonstration in Malmö. She is fined 30 daily fines of SEK 50 each and must also pay SEK 1,000 to the crime victim fund. Thunberg states that she will not appeal the verdict and continues to vow action against those who harm the environment.
Alcohol treatment drug in shortage : The shortage of Antabuse, a medication used to treat alcohol dependence in Sweden, can lead to relapses in alcohol consumption. The reason for the shortage is currently undisclosed, but the complex medication chain may be a factor. Smaller towns are primarily affected, and alternative medication options may take time to be available.