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Sweden 'world's third most democratic country'

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 03:21
Sweden is the third most democratic country in the world, according to the latest edition of the Economist's Democracy Index.

What's it like to swap the city for the countryside in Sweden?

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 02:19
Moving from a larger city to the countryside might seem appealing for many reasons: more affordable housing, easy access to nature, or a relaxed pace of life. But is the grass really always greener?

American whistleblower wins Sweden's Olof Palme Prize

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 23:03
American military analyst Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the US government's secret war plans for Vietnam in 1971, is set to receive Sweden's prestigious Olof Palme Prize.

Opinion: The church still plays a role in northern Swedish communities

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 22:59
Sweden's north isn't always as secular as you might expect, writes Paul Connolly, who has observed plenty of support for the church in over six years living in the region.

Island households may be without power for two more weeks after storm

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 07:37
Thousands of households remained without electricity on Tuesday as power companies warned it may take up to two weeks for the power to be restored to all of them.

Swedish word of the day: tupplur

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 06:11
Today's Swedish word is especially useful if you've got young children or are feeling a little bit sleepy.

English-speakers will soon be able to donate blood in Stockholm

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 02:53
For the first time, people who speak English but not Swedish will be able to donate blood at a Stockholm clinic from the middle of January onwards.

How many people became Swedish citizens last year?

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 02:01
Thousands of people became Swedish citizens in 2018: here's a breakdown of how the number has changed in recent years and where the new Swedes come from.

Sweden braces for heavy snow as thousands of homes STILL without power

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 23:03
A class-two warning for heavy snow remained in place for eastern Sweden on Tuesday morning, affecting Gävleborg county and northern coastal parts of Uppsala county.

'The moment you think you've got it, you haven't'

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 22:59
"Intuition has played a big role in my life, guiding me where to go," says counsellor and acupuncturist Gerry Phoenix in this week's My Swedish Career interview.

Swedish word of the day: särbo

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 08:50
Särbo is a Swedish word that will be particularly useful for some expats.

The difference between sambo and marriage in Sweden

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 07:41
In Sweden, there are several different classifications of relationships, which each give the partners a different legal status and rights. Here's what you need to know about what it means to be a sambo in Sweden.

Sweden's national bank warns of e-currency scam

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 07:07
False information about digital currency is being circulated online in Sweden, the country's central bank said on Monday.

Terror trial against six men opens in Sweden

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 04:19
The trial of six Uzbek and Kyrgyz nationals accused of financing terrorism got under way in Stockholm on Monday, with three of them also charged with planning a terror attack.

'India and Sweden have natural synergies and similar value systems'

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 03:49
The Local contributor Rupali Mehra spoke to Indian ambassador to Sweden Monika Kapil Mohta on similarities between India and Sweden, the work permit situation, and how Indian professionals could fill the shortage of skilled workforce in Sweden.

Sweden's Museum of Failure and the Trump board game

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 23:10
Sweden's famous Museum of Failure is upping sticks to move to Shanghai after closing on Saturday. Here's a feature from when it was still open.

Thousands still without power almost a week after the storm

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 22:42
Thousands of homes are still without electricity after Storm Alfrida battered Sweden last week.

Police start enforcing Sweden's first begging ban

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 08:38
Police in the Malmö commuter town of Vellinge have started cracking down on beggars, a fortnight after Sweden’s top administrative court gave the municipality’s begging ban the green light.

Swedish and Finnish skiers presumed dead in Norway avalanche

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 07:06
Norwegian authorities have given up hope of finding four Swedish and Finnish skiers alive after they appeared to have been swept away by an avalanche in the Arctic.

BREAKING: Suspected Ebola patient isolated at Swedish hospital

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 04:26
The emergency ward at Enköping Hospital is currently closed after a suspected case of Ebola.