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How women and mums are working to make Sweden's suburbs safer

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 05:00
"I live here, I have lived here for years, and I want to make a difference," says 64-year-old Fatma Ipek, a mum of seven who spends her weekend evenings patrolling her neighbourhood with an all-female group. Their goal is to strengthen community bonds and over time, reduce the crime rate in the area.

Brits in Sweden should be able to 'live as before' in event of no-deal Brexit: EU minister

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 03:28
The Swedish government is working on a plan to ensure British citizens in Sweden can "live as before" if Britain leaves the EU without an agreed deal, EU Affairs Minister Ann Linde said on Friday.

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Fri, 12/21/2018 - 02:07
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What getting deported from Sweden (twice) taught me about life and business

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 23:53
Farzad Ban's life in Sweden has been a series of highs and lows. Despite growing up in the Nordic country and building two successful businesses, he is now being deported – for the second time. Here's what the process has taught him.

Merry Christmas southern Sweden, you may get snow after all

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 23:06
There is still hope for a white Christmas even in southern Sweden according to a new forecast.

#SwedishChristmas: The tradition with a surprising connection to H&M

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 22:59
Every day until Christmas Eve, The Local explains the unique history behind Swedish Christmas traditions in our own Advent calendar.

#MySweden: 'I enjoy having a chat with a random person, but it's difficult to do that here'

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 22:50
Every week one of the The Local's readers takes over our Instagram account. Today Google engineer Abdel Sghiouar from Morocco shows us his part of Stockholm.

How a group of Brits took up a struggle for millions of their co-citizens: Part One

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 14:07
In the first instalment of a three-part series investigating how different, often separate, campaign groups of Brits across the EU led to a pan-European campaign, we retraced the early steps of the Votes for Life movement. Which led us to a near-centenarian British war veteran in a quaint Italian coastal town.

Santa analysis: Claus and Europe feel Brexit pinch, as will UK's Christmas

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 11:58
Will Santa still come to the UK if he faces tariffs and can’t move freely? And what about some of the goodies from the EU that Brits crave so much at Christmas?

Swedish journalist sentenced for 'smuggling' refugee boy

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 06:49
A Swedish journalist and two colleagues were found guilty of people-smuggling by Sweden's highest court, but their sentence was reduced from earlier courts.

Swedish school explosion 'not terror-related', police confirm

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 06:43
Police have said that an explosion at a school in Hässleholm was not terror-related, after initially detaining one man on suspicion of terrorist crimes following the incident on Thursday.

Pussy Riot members denied asylum in Sweden

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 05:02
Two members of the Russian punk performance group who applied for political asylum in Sweden last year have now reportedly had their requests rejected.

Why have road traffic deaths increased in Sweden?

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 02:38
2018 has been a particularly deadly year on Swedish roads, with more road traffic deaths than any year since 2009.

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Thu, 12/20/2018 - 02:07
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Sweden's national bank raises rate for first time since 2011

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 01:35
Sweden's Riksbank or central bank has raised the repo rate for the first time since 2011, and a further increase is expected in late 2019.

Six locked up for forcing Bulgarians to beg in Sweden

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 23:13
Six Bulgarians who brought people from their native country and made them beg for money in Sweden have been found guilty of human trafficking and sent to prison.

#SwedishChristmas: The festive Swedish songs just for adults

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 22:59
Every day until Christmas Eve, The Local explains the unique history behind Swedish Christmas traditions in our own Advent calendar.

Swedish word of the day: prinskorv

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 21:59
In the run-up to Christmas, we're looking at the stories behind some of Sweden's most festive words, and today it's the turn of one of the key players in the julbord buffet.

Swedish word of the day: snapsvisa

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 06:55
With just a few days to go until Christmas, today's Swedish word will help you navigate your next julbord or Christmas party.

No-deal Brexit: EU asks member states to be 'generous' towards rights of British citizens

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 04:20
The European Commission published its contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit on Wednesday and asked member states to take a "generous approach" to securing the rights of UK citizens living in their countries.

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