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Swedish word of the day: vågmästare

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 06:29
Today, we're looking at a word that might help you understand the current political situation a little better.

Sweden to train 'cyber soldiers' during military service

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 23:44
The Swedish Armed Forces will increase the number of military conscripts from next year, and for the first time will train 'cyber soldiers' to defend the country from possible cyber attacks.

Twenty images that show Malmö through the ages

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 22:59
No city in Sweden has transformed itself quite as much as Malmö. So to help you keep track of the changes, we've dug some pictures out of the archives.

Sweden to find out next prime minister candidate today

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 22:57
Sweden will find out on Wednesday whether Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven will be proposed as prime minister in a parliamentary vote on Friday.

Brits in EU demand to be spared from Brexit 'train crash' after May's deal rejected

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:26
Lawmakers in the UK parliament overwhelmingly rejected Theresa May's Brexit deal on Tuesday evening sparking frustration among EU leaders and anger from campaigners for the rights of Britons across Europe who were left furious by the prime minister's statement.

Join us at The Local's January after-work mingle

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 06:08
Come for a drink and meet the team behind Europe's English-language news site The Local, providing daily news for a global audience of more than 5 million people a month.

Swedish word of the day: stackare

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 06:00
Here's a Swedish word to use when your colleague tells you they've just recovered from the flu, or that they had to work late the previous evening.

Sweden offers cash reward to sword-finder 'Queen Saga'

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 03:47
Saga Vanecek, the girl who pulled a pre-Viking era sword from a Swedish lake, is now being rewarded for her efforts – and here's what's happening to the sword.

No-deal Brexit: Britons in EU could be forced to retake driving tests

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 01:53
Britons living in the EU may be forced to retake their driving test if they do not swap their British licence for a European one before Brexit D-Day on March 29th if there is no deal, the UK government has revealed.

'It's shameful': Britons in Europe hold breath ahead of Brexit vote but more limbo awaits

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 01:45
Britons across Europe faced a crucial day on Tuesday with Theresa May's Brexit deal set for a crunch vote in parliament. If, as expected, it fails to get the green light, then campaigners are demanding action to protect citizens' rights.

Swedes mostly negative towards proposed government deal: survey

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 23:51
The majority of Swedes are not in favour of a proposed government deal between four of Sweden's parties, according to a new survey.

Top North Korean diplomat coming to Sweden for talks: report

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 23:03
A top North Korean diplomat was travelling to Sweden on Tuesday, she told reporters, as speculation mounts over the next summit between the isolated state's leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump.

Brits in Sweden 'could stay for one year' in event of no-deal Brexit

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 22:42
As British MPs vote on Tuesday on whether to back the prime minister's agreed deal for leaving the EU, Sweden has reportedly come up with a proposal on what to do in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Euro MPs back Brexit delay in letter to Britain

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 08:41
More than 100 members of the European parliament have promised to back a delay to Brexit to allow voters to think again, in a letter to British citizens.

BREAKING: Swedish prime minister vote postponed

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 06:12
Parliamentary speaker Andreas Norlén has given party leaders another 48 hours to resolve their differences after a slighted Left Party vowed to reject Stefan Löfven’s deal with the centre-liberal parties.

Lund scientist creates new plastic from 'faecal molecule'

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 06:03
A scientist at Lund University has developed a new sustainable plastic based on indole, the aromatic unit that makes human faeces smell.

What would Sweden's proposed government deal mean for internationals in Sweden?

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 05:44
Four of Sweden's parties have announced a government deal which could help the country out of a months-long deadlock. The proposed agreement is a Social Democrat-led government, with a right-wing-influenced economic policy. So what does that mean for internationals in Sweden?

BREAKING: Sweden's Left Party 'not ready' to support new government deal

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 03:19
UPDATED: The leader of Sweden's Left Party, Jonas Sjöstedt, said on Monday that his party was not prepared to approve Stefan Löfven as prime minister "in the current situation".

Stefan Löfven defends deal with Sweden's centre-liberal parties

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 02:10
Stefan Löfven has defended a deal struck by his Social Democrats, Green Party, Centre Party and Liberals – but refused to comment on its chances of success in parliament.

'Stay off the road': spate of crashes in icy Sweden

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 00:47
Police in southern Sweden warned drivers to stay off the motorway after a spate of rush-hour accidents on icy roads.