Stockholm safest city in Europe
The Economist Intelligence Unit has released The Safe City Index 2015, a report based on an index composed of more than 40 quantitative and qualitative indicators that are split across four thematic categories: digital security; health security; infrastructure safety; and personal safety. It focuses on 50 cities on five continents, identifying Stockholm as the safest in Europe and fourth safest in the world, behind Tokyo, Singapore and Osaka. Stockholm gets its top position because of low crime, high digital security and good health.

Swedish royal has a new address
In early February, Chris O'Neill, 40, and Princess Madeleine, 32, moved from New York to Sweden. They expected the move would be temporary while they tried to identify the best place to settle down after their second baby is born in June. While Princess Madeleine and Leonore, 1, are living in an apartment owned by the royal family in central Stockholm, it was just announced that her husband has already moved to their next hometown: London. Chris O'Neill's business is primarily in England, and he has family there — his mother lives in central London, and his sister lives just outside the city. The royal family wants very much to be together, and Chris comes to Stockholm as much as possible. All four of them are expected to settle in London together this fall. Meanwhile, they are preparing for the imminent birth of their second child … which could very well be the day of Prince Philip’s wedding, June 13.

FIFA scores a goal for women
In the shadow of FIFA (The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the international governing body of what Americans know as soccer) officials being arrested on corruption charges, the recent announcement that female players will finally be featured in EA Sports videogame series Fifa 16 has been very well received. All over the globe soccer is the most popular game for players and fans alike. The new game features 12 international all-female teams, including Sweden and the U.S. American Alex Morgan sees it as an honor to be represented in this previously all-men video game. And though it’s not explicitly written anywhere, Swedes take for granted that they will finally be able to score as Lotta Schelin and Hanna Folkesson when the game is released in September.

The Swede who asked to be deported
A 24-year-old from Stockholm was on holiday in Malta, but when it was time to return home, he had no money to buy a plane ticket. He came up with a solution: He walked into the police station on May 25 and asked to be deported back to Sweden. The Swede stated that he was broke and homeless, and threatened to commit crimes. After he was refused deportation, he attacked police officers and is now suspected of multiple crimes and sitting in jail — in Malta. According to local press, the tourist vandalized a police car and injured two police officers. He refused to be assigned a public defender but demanded Swedish representation, not yet granted. He remains in jail, but the Swedish Foreign Ministry is aware of the case and the Swedish Consulate in Malta is monitoring the case.

Swedish police guilty of discrimination?
The police administration in Stockholm has been accused of discriminating against candidates who apply to become police officers. Despite the fact that it is illegal in Sweden to discriminate on grounds of ethnic background, more than 100 people in the last four years found cause to file papers in opposition to the Police Authority’s handling of their application. Four male applicants' law suits were settled outside of court prior to a final hearing by the Supreme Court and the assessment by the plaintiffs' representative was harsh: “The police have effectively admitted that they have discriminated on grounds of gender and ethnic background,” Clarence Crafoord, chief legal counsel for the Center for Justice wrote in an Op-Ed in Swedish daily Expressen.