This week’s news in brief

Swedish news is sometimes hard to come by. Lundagard’s international edition gives you a short summary of local and regional news every week.

The city of Malmö feels better-equipped and prepared in case this year sees heavy snowfall. Unlike last year’s winter chaos, the city aims to have its streets and sidewalks cleared in a timely fashion, and the garbage collection always running as scheduled.

Students have camped out in front of AF Borgen to protest the continuing student housing shortage in Lund. Members of RKU, a revolutionary youth communist group, these students have camped the entire week with the main grievance that Lund’s housing politics forces youth to continue living with their parents.

The doors of Lund’s Zoological Museum will stay open after all following a drawn-out debate by the city over whether to shut it down.  Through much vocal support from Lund’s university community, as well as donations from several animal science institutions, the museum’s collection is staying put.

A Lund student has had her monthly study grants reinstated after they were stopped because she did not complete enough credits in one semester.  The student’s father had passed away during the same semester, leaving her depressed, but with responsibility for taking care of her father’s funeral and house. The board of appeals saw this as adequate reason to ignore the missing credits, and allow the student to continue studying.

The seasonal flu has arrived in Gothenburg where the first domestic case has been documented.  It will be, however, at least a month before the flu could become serious as its presence is still low throughout Europe, according to Sweden’s disease control authorities.

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