News from Sweden

Sweden is considering the introduction of a gambling licence system with the aim of opening up the country’s state-controlled monopoly gambling marketplace to include not only non-profit organisations and state players but also foreign commercial operators.

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Maria Ros Jernberg, FRIIThe current refugee crisis, which has seen more than half a million people flee their home nations for the relative safety of Europe’s borders, has prompted a swathe of "DIY" fundraising initiatives in Sweden, according to one sector leader at EFA’s annual Skillshare in November.

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Charlotte RydhSwedish Fundraising Council FRII has appointed Charlotte Rydh as its new secretary general. Rydh will take over from current interim secretary general Johan Mast at the start of September 2016.

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Maria Ros Jernberg, Swedish Fundraising Council 

The Swedish government has announced its intention to remove the tax breaks that incentivise people to give to charity from January 2016, prompting fears of a likely loss in voluntary income across the nation.

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