Isabel Conway

Isabel Conway

Seduced by the spell of Sharjah

Seduced by the spell of Sharjah

The tiny Emirate of Sharjah is just up the road from glittering Dubai, but it is a world apart from its showy neighbour, writes Isabel Conway.

Sweden eyeing up the euro as its dole queues lengthen

Sweden eyeing up the euro as its dole queues lengthen

Unemployment in Sweden is expected to soar to nearly 8 per cent this year, following a recent spate of job losses. Redundancies rocketed in December, with 14,773 people permanently laid off in the run-up to Christmas, compared to just 2,397 a year ea

Swedish politician slams Ryanair for sexy ad

Swedish politician slams Ryanair for sexy ad

A war of words has broken out between Irish low-cost airline Ryanair and a leading Swedish politician over the Irish carrier’s alleged ‘‘cavalier’’ response to a recent reprimand from a Swedish watchdog.

Swedes win right to import own booze

Swedes win right to import own booze

Sweden’s state monopoly on alcohol sales is heading for the rocks in the aftermath of an EU ruling allowing Swedes to buy online from abroad without risking the wrath of teams of roving excise duty tax officials.