Government jobs could move to rural Sweden
(National) A committee of politicians IS set to propose that 10,000 government jobs be relocated from the cities to the countryside. Social Democrat Johan Persson said it Is important the group includes targeted measures in its policy for rural Sweden, reports Swedish Radio. The committee is scheduled to submit its final report in January 2017.

Foreign ministers meet before Trump inauguration
(World) EU foreign ministers gathered in Brussels on Nov. 13 for an emergency meeting regarding President Elect Donald Trump’s victory last week. Sweden’s Margot Wallström noted that while the situation didn’t warrant panic, it certainly requires concern, communication and a reason to discuss positioning on several key issues while still in the transition period of a new U.S. administration. Britain, France and Hungary did not participate.

Julian Assange interviewed
(National) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was scheduled to be interviewed by Swedish prosecutors on Nov. 14 at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Swedish Assistant Prosecutor Ingrid Isgren and a Swedish police investigator will be present, and the results of the interview will be provided to Sweden via a written statement. Assange has been in London at the Ecuadorian embassy since 2012 and faces accusations for raping a woman in Sweden in 2010.

Resistance movement demonstrates in Stockholm
(National) The Neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement gathered for its biggest march to date on Nov. 12 when 600 people demonstrated in central Stockholm. Violent rioting was reported at several locations and approximately 100 people were taken into custody, nine were arrested, reported Aftonbladet. At the same time, a counter-demonstration occurred at Sergels Torg with an estimated 5,000 people.