What else is happening in Sweden?
Journalists' Association demands action from the government : The President of the Journalists' Association has submitted a list of measures to strengthen press freedom to the Minister of Culture and Minister of Justice, including an investigation into foreign espionage laws and changes to the police's mission letter to protect journalists.
Increased Funding for Vulnerable Schools : The Swedish government plans to increase funding for schools facing socio-economic challenges by 40 percent over the next three years. This additional funding aims to support schools like Örskolan, which has a high turnover of students and teachers and a high number of students with Swedish as a second language. The increased funds will enable investments to be made for the benefit of the students and help them succeed in school and in life.
Defense budget increased : The Swedish government is increasing the defense budget by over 20 billion kronor, reaching a total of 119 billion kronor. This is the highest increase ever and is due to the serious international situation and the need for improved defense capabilities.
Fewer commuter trains on Södertälje branch : Due to a shortage of train drivers, SL is operating with reduced traffic, resulting in fewer departures per hour on the Stockholm City-Södertälje stretch compared to the Stockholm-Nynäshamn stretch, which has fewer passengers but more departures. The reduced traffic volume is expected to remain in effect until October 29 or possibly for the rest of the year.
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