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The National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) is considering implementing a third gender designation in official statistics.
Music played via streaming service Spotify will be banned in Sweden’s churches from April 1st.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven praised January’s cross-aisle government agreement in a speech given at a conference of the Social Democratic party in Örebro.
Police in Sweden have released a video recorded by the electronic sights of the hunter who shot a 75-year-old jogger last November.
If a Swedish speaker says you look 'pigg' you might not think it's a compliment, but it usually is.
A Swedish municipality has voted to deny social welfare to citizens who travelled to Syria to fight for the Isis terror group – even though none of its residents appear ever to have done so.
Citizenship applications from UK nationals are being prioritized by the Swedish Migration Agency (Migrationsverket), a spokesperson confirmed to The Local.
From Madrid to Rome, via Berlin, Amsterdam and Prague, the headlines across Europe summed up the feeling of despair with the Brexit process with Le Monde calling it a "Shakespearean tragedy".
The application for a passport stamp for Brits that had been scheduled to open today has been delayed after the EU agreed to a Brexit extension, the Migration Agency told The Local.
After hours of uncertainty, divisions and deliberation, the European Council agreed to extend Brexit Day until May 22nd, but only if the deal is approved by the UK parliament. If not then the Theresa May has until April 12th to come up with a new plan or take the UK out of Europe without a deal.
People in Sweden show no sign of falling out of love with state-run alcohol monopoly Systembolaget, according to a study of the population's trust in different institutions, companies and political parties.
A 26-year-old man who tricked more than a dozen people into paying thousands of kronor in rent for apartment contracts that did not exist has been jailed – and forced to repay the deposits.
When The Local asked our readers for practical measures Swedish institutions and companies could take to make the country a better place for international workers, you had plenty of suggestions. Here are ten key ways foreign workers in Sweden think things could be improved.
A petition set up on Wednesday evening that calls for Britain to cancel Brexit and stay in the EU by revoking Article 50 rocketed past one million signatures on Thursday afternoon.
Sweden has been relying on foreign workers to plug its skills shortage for years, and the country is known both for an enviable work-life balance and for bureaucracy that can complicate work permit applications. The Local asked our readers about their experiences in Sweden: the good, the bad, and what the country can do to improve.
Sweden's former ambassador to China has been appointed a criminal lawyer in the ongoing investigation of her 'secret' meeting with the daughter of imprisoned bookseller Gui Minhai.
Sweden is known around the world for its expansive natural spaces and sleek architectural design – but have you ever wondered which is the ugliest building in the country?
Charles Lindbergh's 1933 visit to Sweden helps tell the story of how his grandfather fled the country 74 years earlier.
Plans from the Swedish government to make it illegal to be part of a terrorist organization have hit an obstacle, with the country's legislative council saying the proposal goes against the Swedish constitution.
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