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The Local hits 2000 Members - will you be next?

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 01:16
Today 2,000 readers of our sites in France, Germany and Sweden have become paying Members – and half that number has joined in the past month.

IN PICTURES: Swedes in pussy bows protest outside Swedish Academy

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 00:54
Protesters gathered outside Nobel-awarding body the Swedish Academy's headquarters on Thursday. They wore pussy bow blouses to show their support for recently-ousted permanent secretary Sara Danius.

Nine out of ten Swedes back CCTV in public places: survey

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 23:50
Nine out of ten Swedes are positive about having CCTV cameras in public places, a new survey by Lund University shows.

Sweden considers further increasing penalties for weapons crimes

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 22:30
The Swedish government is considering further increasing the punishments for weapons crimes in the country in an effort to decrease the number of illegal weapons in circulation.

Exercise after heart attack boosts survival chances: Swedish study

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 22:02
Exercising after a heart attack may help stave off death for longer, Swedish researchers said in a new study.

Recipe: How to make Swedish Salmon in saffron sauce

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 21:59
Swedish food writer John Duxbury provides some inspiration with his simple recipe for delicious salmon in saffron sauce.

Abba to reunite for televised tribute show – as avatars

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 08:09
Plans for a virtual reality tour featuring all four members of Abba will include a televised tribute, Abba member Björn Ulvaeus has revealed.

Spring heatwave arrives in Sweden... just in time for Friday!

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 06:15
Get your sunglasses out, it's time to invite your friends over for a BBQ. But be careful before you light the fire.

Everything you need to know if you lose your job in Sweden

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 03:49
Moving to another country for work is an adventure and a privilege, but also a risk. Sometimes things don't go according to plan and however meticulously you prepared for your life overseas, you could get thrown a curveball, like losing the job that brought you here. The good news is that even as a non-Swedish citizen, you have certain rights when you become unemployed in Sweden, and there are systems in place to smooth things over for you. We've gathered all the information you're going to need to get back on your feet.

Sweden coach: 'In my world Zlatan has left the national team'

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 03:08
Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic may be teasing fans that he could feature at this year's World Cup, but as far as national coach Janne Andersson is concerned it is not likely.

Fireworks thrown at Stockholm US embassy during neo-Nazi protest

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 02:40
A man was arrested in Stockholm on Sunday after bangers were thrown at the US embassy during a protest by neo-Nazi group the Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR).

How The Local can help recruit your dream colleague

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 01:49
Whether you’re filing your taxes, avoiding strikes or dreaming of spring weather, you already trust The Local for your news. But did you know that as Europe’s leading job site for international talent, we can also help you recruit your next dream colleague at work?

Inspectorate highlights failings in Swedish for Immigrants courses

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 23:37
The Swedish Schools Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen) says there are several failings in the country's Swedish for Immigrants (SFI) courses including a lack of competent teachers.

Staff shortages mean Swedish police unable to take part in adequate training

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 22:42
Staff shortages at Sweden's police mean some officers have been unable to leave their workplace and take part in six-day training courses designed to help them in conflict situations including anti-terror operations.

Divided UN Security Council heads to Sweden for Syria talks

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 22:08
After a week of bitter acrimony over Syria, UN Security Council ambassadors are heading to a farmhouse in southern Sweden for a retreat to try to break the deadlock over how to end the war.

Five overlooked Stockholm suburbs you need to visit

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 21:59
There's so much to do in Stockholm's central districts that you can easily forget to see anything else of the city. Yet from innovative art to luscious green spaces, there's plenty going on in the capital's thriving suburbs.

Iceland's 'bitcoin heist' suspect flees to Sweden on PM's plane

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 06:55
A man at the centre of one of Iceland's biggest computer heists broke out of prison and is believed to have fled to Sweden – on the same flight as the Icelandic prime minister.

Social Democrats call for tougher rules on labour migration to Sweden

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 02:40
Sweden's governing party the Social Democrats on Wednesday vowed to tighten labour immigration rules if they win the election in September.

Spring sale! Get 50% off Membership of The Local

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 01:50
The media is a tough business, and The Local wouldn't exist without its Members. Our co-founder James Savage explains how it all started.

The post-Brexit boom in Swedish citizenship applications isn't slowing down

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 01:17
In the wake of Britain's vote to leave the EU, Sweden reported an immediate rise in citizenship applications from British residents. Here's how many Brits applied for and received citizenship in Sweden in the first months of 2018, almost two years on from the Brexit referendum.