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Sweden essentials: the best winter driving tips to stay safe on the road

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 03:11
Winter is coming, and navigating the icy, slippery, and snow-covered Swedish roads is nothing less than a challenge. But it's not just a different sort of driving you need to get used to: you also need to winter-prep your car, and learn how to manually manipulate systems that might have been knocked out by the cold.

Sweden in Focus: How did the political situation get to where it is today?

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 01:08
More than two months have passed since Sweden went to the polls, and the first concrete step towards finding a government will take place this week. But the prime ministerial candidate faces likely defeat – for the first time in modern Swedish history. The Local takes a look at how we got to this position, and what the next steps might be.

Forecast: How Stockholm's population will change over the next decade

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 23:48
The population of Stockholm has grown rapidly in recent years, but by the year 2027, more people are predicted to move from than to the Swedish capital.

Harder for Sweden's foreign-born entrepreneurs to get business loans

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 22:59
Entrepreneurs with a foreign background have more difficulty getting business loans than native-born Swedes, according to a study from the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket).

Swedish striker Zlatan named Newcomer of the Year in US soccer

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 22:32
Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic of the Los Angeles Galaxy was named on Monday as Major League Soccer Newcomer of the Year, defeating England's Wayne Rooney among others for the award.

Word of the day: höstrusk

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 06:26
Höstrusk is about as Swedish as a Swedish word can get, and doesn't just describe an undesired autumnal weather condition, it also encompasses the mood and feeling that goes with it.

'Astonishing findings' in new Swedish report on extremism and organized crime

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 02:49
A new Swedish report on extremism and organized crime paints a completely new picture of what the 'typical' offender behind those types of crimes looks like. 'We've been totally astonished by the findings,' the head author of the study told The Local.

Man at centre of Swedish Academy scandal appeals rape conviction

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 02:21
Jean-Claude Arnault, the Frenchman jailed two years for rape in a scandal that led to the postponement of this year's Nobel Literature Prize, was set to appeal his verdict on Monday.

Swedish conservative leader to face prime minister vote with minority coalition

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 01:22
Moderate leader Ulf Kristersson will try to form a government with the Christian Democrats, but without their other two centre-right Alliance partners. But his coalition looks likely to fail.

Snap election would cost Sweden millions of kronor

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 23:27
If Sweden fails to form a new government, a snap election could set the country back by quite a few million kronor.

Sweden imports British waste to heat homes – but where's the post-Brexit solution?

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 22:47
British waste helps heat Swedish homes – but concern is growing for how Brexit will affect this scheme.

Malmö Lunch: Idli, vadai and dosa at The South Indian

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 21:59
It can't have been hard to land a job in Sweden for Suresh Kumar, the chef at Malmö's newly-opened The South Indian, as no trained chef in the Nordic country can whip up batter for Indian dosa pancakes the way he can.

Analysis: A historic week in the Swedish Parliament

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 07:15
It is highly likely that next Wednesday Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristersson will become the first prime ministerial candidate in modern times to be rejected by Sweden’s parliament.

Will Swedish Dads to share child leave equally by mid 2030s?

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 05:25
Swedish Dads will share child leave equally by the mid 2030s, if the current trend in the latest figures from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency continues.

Mother publishes book on murdered Swedish journalist Kim Wall

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 01:29
The mother of Kim Wall, the Swedish journalist who was brutally murdered last year on board a submarine, has written a book commemorating the life of her talented and strong-willed daughter.

Swedish air travel growth stalls after flight tax comes in

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 07:04
The rate air travel in Sweden is growing has slowed this year, suggesting that the flight tax which came into effect this April may be having an effect.

Town in Sweden mourns Down syndrome boy

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 04:13
Mourners lit hundreds of candles around the main square of the city of Falkenberg on Friday evening after the suspected body of a missing boy with Down syndrome was found drowned.

Swedish psychologist charged for filming man in Ikea toilet

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 03:00
A psychologist in Sweden has admitted to secretly filming other men naked in toilets and changing rooms, after one of his victims collared him at a branch of Ikea.

Police find body during search for missing boy

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 08:19
Police believe a dead body found in Falkenberg in western Sweden is that of a 12-year-old boy who went missing three days ago.

Malmö sees four shooting incidents in 24 hours

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 07:38
Malmö's tit-for-tat gang war looks to have flared into life again with four shootings in less than 24 hours and one young man left seriously wounded.