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Saturday Oct. 28th
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Sweden tops EU countries in aid to developing countries: Many EU countries have fallen far short of the recommended 0.7 percent of GNP that is to be given as aid to developing countries. With nearly 1.0 percent of their GNPs given away as aid, Sweden and Luxemburg are the EU countries that commit the largest percentage of their national incomes to fiighting poverty in the third world. Most of the other EU countries lie long below the recommended level.

Support for Socialdemokraterna falls in opinion polls: Support for Socialdemokraterna has fallen from 17.8 percent to 15,0 percent in Sifo's October polls. This is the lowest the party has reached since May 2015, a few months before the immigrant crisis of 2015. Moderaterna have risen to 18.6 percent gaining a lot at the expense of Sverigdemokraterna, according to Sifo. Even Vänsterpartiet has recorded gains going from 6.4 percent to 8.3 percent. Kristdemokraterna and Miljöpartiet, at 2.9 and 3.8 percent respectively, have fallen outside a place in riksdagen. Socialdemokraterna remain the country's biggest party in the country with 30.5 percent of voter sympathy.

Was Kingsley Sarfo framed up?: Kingsley Sarfo, the Ghanaian Malmo player arrested for having sex with a minor, has been released from police custody. He is still a suspect but the police say he cannot influence the course of investigations. Kingsley, 22, was being held for "rape of a minor". He admits having sex with the 15-year old girl but denies that it was a crime. Meanwhile, the club management says they view the offence as serious and have suspended the player indefinitely. Malmo beat Halmstad 2-0 on Sunday without Sarfo to keep their 9-point lead in Allsvenskan. Kingsley had earlier been arrested for driving without a licence. A report of the incidence on ghanaweb hints that the Ghanaian may have been framed up. He had the option to play for the Swedish national team but chose Ghana and has had his first call up for the Black Stars in their preparation for a crucial World Cup qualifier against Uganda. Read ghanaweb's report and the comments...  
  Guilty or a frame up? Kingsley Sarfo, who had earlier been caught for driving without a licence, was bought by Malmo from Sirius at the beginning of the season
New Ambassador arrives in Copenhagen: The Ghanaian Embassy in Copenhagen has informed all Ghanaians of the arrival of Mrs Armeley Ollennu Awua-Asamoa, the new ambassador of Ghana to Denmark with concurrent accreditation to selected countries in Northern Europe. The Ambassador arrived on the 8th of September and presented her Letters of Credence to the Danish Queen on September 15th. The Ambassador was due to pay visits to the Ghanaian churches in Copenhagen starting on the 24th of September. It is not yet known when the Ambassador will visit Stockholm.
Swedish Autumn budget - barnbidrag to go up by 200 kr: The government presented its Autumn Budget this Wednesday. 40 billion kronor have been suggested for investments 2018. Barnbidrag will be increased by 200 kr monthly starting in March next year. This alone will cost the state 4.5 billion kronor. Pre-school classes are to be made compulsory next year. This is to bring more equality to school going. But the budget proposals have been sharply criticised by the opposition parties. Moderaterna's spokesman for economic affairs, Ulf Kristersson, thinks it is wrong that the government is speeding up in the middle of an economic boom - a time when the state's finances should be strenghtened. He was, however, happy with the reduction of taxes on pensioners, and the increase in defence spending. Sverigedemokraterna's Economic spokesman describes it as a populist budged.

Taming Europe's right-wing populist parties: Most populist parties find entering government traumatic. The Finns Party’s support fell from 18% to under 10% after it joined the coalition in 2015, and it has since split in two. The Danish People’s Party has more or less run the country’s immigration policy ever since the late 1990s, but has never joined a coalition, preferring supply-and-confidence deals. The Progress Party in Norway, in contrast, has become a relatively normal coalition member. It backed the Conservatives’ compromise tax reforms, including cutting corporate and wealth taxes, which passed with Labour’s support. On immigration it is aided by the fact that the left, too, has come to support strict limits, fearful of undermining Norway’s labour standards and high wages >>>

  Siv Jensen, 48, leader of Norway's right wing Fremskrittspartiet and Finance Minister
Read our earlier reports...
Moderaterna want to ban street-side begging in Sweden...
Farming grasscutters in Ghana...
Sweden - Löfven backtracks on promised tax increases......
The cosy life of Mugabe's children...
MP politician resigns over racist comment about Somalians...
Sweden - huge backlog of undecided asylum cases...
Why the snake walks on its stomach
Why the tortoise carries his shell wherever he goes
Grandpa Enoch
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EU summit approves sealing off the Mediterranean from refugees
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