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Today in Sweden: The Stockholm street that just banned old diesel cars

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 23:05
From today onwards, some cars will no longer be allowed to use one of southern Stockholm's main thoroughfares.

Swedish word of the day: mums

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 07:43
Today's word is a false friend for English-speakers.

Brits and EU citizens warned of 'consequences' after Brexit transition

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 07:29
'Concrete consequences' will follow for EU and UK citizens as Britain does away with freedom of movement, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has warned.

Swedish Migration Agency to slash up to 146 jobs

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 06:29
More than 100 people could lose their jobs at the Swedish Migration Agency (Migrationsverket) due to a reduced budget.

Sweden to revamp coordination numbers: 'We're restarting the system'

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 03:37
Sweden is planning to tighten the rules for people with a so-called coordination number – a key identification code for many foreigners who just moved to the country.

Explained: How will you be affected by changes to Swedish coordination numbers?

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 02:56
Sweden on Tuesday announced proposals to overhaul the system of coordination numbers, the identity codes used by many foreigners in Sweden as well as other individuals who need to contact Swedish authorities. Here's what the new changes would mean for those affected.

Swedish police appeal for information after Stockholm explosion

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 23:05
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after what was described as "one of the most powerful explosions" damaged cars and a building in an upmarket central Stockholm district.

What can the British royals learn from Sweden's royal family?

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 04:07
As the British royal family meets for crisis talks over the futures of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, are there any lessons they could learn from their Swedish counterparts?

Swedish word of the day: julgransplundring

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 01:22
The word 'julgransplundring' introduces you to one of Sweden's surprising winter traditions.

Stockholm's cherry trees are in bloom – what happened to winter?

Sun, 01/12/2020 - 23:30
Stockholm's iconic cherry blossoms are starting to bloom – months ahead of schedule – after a mild winter set temperature records in several Swedish cities. Is it ever going to get properly cold in the capital this year?

Loud blast shakes homes in central Stockholm

Sun, 01/12/2020 - 22:49
Police are investigating after a loud explosion damaged a building in a posh central Stockholm area in the early hours of Monday.

Sweden stops flights to Iran over safety concerns

Sat, 01/11/2020 - 03:46
Sweden on Friday stopped direct flights to Iran, citing "unclarity" around the crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane earlier this week where 176 people were killed.

How Stockholm wants to be 'the green foodtech hub of the future'

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 06:19
In 2017, the Swedish food retail sector was worth 272 billion kronor. But how can the Nordic nation embrace innovation to make the food chain more sustainable? Several startups and business accelerators are investing heavily in sustainable development in the form of foodtech.

Three Swedish regions hike cost of visiting a doctor

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 06:03
From the start of January, the patient fees for a doctor's visit were increased in three Swedish regions, according to the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKR).

How do I get money back if I've been paying too much rent in Sweden?

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 02:52
More and more tenants are demanding money back for sky-high rents, after Sweden tightened rules for dishonest landlords. Here's what you should do if you think you've been overcharged.

Sweden reaches new wind power record

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 23:59
For the first time ever, Swedish wind power produced more than a terawatt-hour of energy in one week.

More parents in Sweden suspected of child sickness benefit fraud in 2019

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 22:33
The number of parents required to pay back child sickness benefit increased significantly last year, with some parents asked to pay back hundreds of thousands of kronor to the state.

Three children among the Swedes reported dead in Iran plane crash

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 08:16
A total of 17 people resident in Sweden were on the Ukrainian flight that crashed in Iran on Wednesday morning, according to Scandinavian media reports.

Here's a look at who got a work permit in Sweden last year

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 03:51
More people applied for work permits in Sweden in 2019 than the year before, a continuation of an upward trend. But who were they, and what kind of jobs did they end up in? The Local takes a look at the data.

'Goodbye Erasmus': Brits express anger after UK votes against much-loved EU student scheme

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 03:36
Britons who have studied around Europe have expressed anger and incredulity after the UK parliament voted not to seek to negotiate to continue the Erasmus student exchange programme after Brexit.