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Bridge and ferry connections between Sweden and Denmark closed by police

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 05:38
The Öresund Bridge connecting Denmark and Sweden was closed on Friday afternoon in one direction at the request of police.

Work permit processing time for many foreign tech workers cut from nine months to ten days

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 03:10
The processing time for many tech workers' permits will be cut from up to 18 months to just ten days under a new system introduced by the Migration Agency in an effort to tackle the existing bottleneck in permit applications.

The Local nominated for major Swedish journalism award

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 02:29
The Swedish Magazine Publishers Association (Sveriges Tidskrifter) has nominated The Local for an award as one of the country’s best digital publishers.

Four neo-Nazis apprehended for attaching banner to Stockholm culture centre

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 00:29
Four members of a Nazi organization have been apprehended in connection with an incident at Stockholm's Kulturhuset.

Winter has officially arrived in one Swedish town

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 23:21
Just as most people in Sweden were coming to terms with the transition to autumn, winter has officially arrived in one Swedish town.

How to make Swedish cloudberry meringues

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 22:26
Meringues are attractive desserts and so a very nice way of finishing a meal, especially if you have some left-over egg whites. Using cloudberries makes it feel so Swedish and gives the meringue an exquisite taste. Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe with The Local.

Debunk: How a minor traffic incident was reported as 'horror' by international media

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 08:07
Why did a minor traffic incident in a southern Swedish town make international news?

Members' quiz: Do you know these Swedish autumn words?

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 06:08
With autumn making its way to Sweden, it's time to get a cozy jumper, a cup of hot cocoa and start mysa-ing. It's also time to freshen up your Swedish autumn vocabulary. Take our quiz and see how mch of it you still remember.

Swedish word of the day: vobba

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 06:04
Our chosen word of the day is a colloquial Swedish term that you're likely to start hearing a lot around this time of year.

'Today we have a France that looks to Sweden on many issues'

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 06:02
Sweden's Ambassador to France, Veronika Wand-Danielsson, spoke to The Local about issues where the two countries can learn from each other, from gender values to openness to EU cooperation.

'Why we ruled that a Distracted Boyfriend meme advert was sexist'

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 04:21
A judgment from the Swedish advertising watchdog that an advert using a popular internet meme – Distracted Boyfriend – was sexist has prompted headlines around the world, with many arguing the judgment is a failure to understand online culture. The Local spoke to Sweden's Advertising Ombudsman to find out more about exactly how the decision was made and why.

H&M boosts online sales even as profits shrink

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 03:42
Swedish fashion giant H&M saw a major boost in online sales in the third quarter, but a cumbersome shift to faster logistics weighed down on profits.

Sweden begins process of finding a new prime minister

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 22:57
The new speaker of parliament – whose job it is to find a new prime minister for Sweden – is set to meet all the party leaders in the coming days, starting with incumbent PM Stefan Löfven today.

Yuck factor: Disgusting Food Museum to open in Malmö

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 11:06
Which is worst, the stomach-churning stench of Sweden's fermented herring, the rotting-flesh reek of Thailand's Durian fruit, or the pong of Iceland's rotten shark? When the Disgusting Food Museum opens in Malmö at the end of next month, you can judge for yourself.

The Local shortlisted for top native advertising award

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 08:29
The Local has been shortlisted in the 'Best Use of Online Media' category in the Native Advertising Awards 2018 for its work on the ongoing initiative 'A Woman's Place'.

Northern Swedish cities see the effects of climate change more than anywhere else in Europe

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 07:38
An analysis of over 100 million data points shows that Sweden's average temperature is increasing, with the most dramatic changes in the northern cities.

Swedish word of the day: livspussel

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 02:49
The Swedish culture places huge emphasis on maintaining work-life balance, but as most people know, in reality it's not always easy as it sounds on paper. That's where Wednesday's word of the day comes in.

Swedish satire programme says it won't apologize for China sketch

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 02:12
Swedish broadcaster SVT has said it will not comply with demands from the Chinese embassy to apologize over a satirical programme the embassy said was "Sinophobic".

The Malmö film-maker who spent 15-years following local rapper Leslie Tay

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 23:11
Malmö-based film-maker Stefan Berg has spent 15 years following the life of the rapper and RnB artist Leslie Tay, starting when he was just 14. The final film in his trilogy, Leslie on Fire, premiered last week on the opening night of the Nordic Panorama Film Festival.

Danish appeals court to rule on submarine killer's sentence

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 22:43
Peter Madsen, convicted of the 2017 murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall aboard his homemade submarine, is to hear today whether or not the court will give him a lighter sentence.