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Swedish employer 'tore up my application' at job fair

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 03:49
A representative for a major Swedish company is accused of having ripped up an asylum seeker's job application in front of his face after he asked her to speak Swedish more slowly.

Santa won't bring Sweden a new government for Christmas

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 02:41
Sweden won't get a new government in 2018, speaker Andreas Norlén said on Wednesday, giving the two prime minister rivals another month to reach a compromise.

Sweden heading for an economic slowdown: report

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 02:21
The Swedish economic boom has peaked and the country is heading for a GDP slowdown, the government's forecast authority said in a report released on Wednesday.

#SwedishChristmas: Sweden's favourite Christmas film

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 22:26
Every day until Christmas Eve, The Local explains the unique history behind Swedish Christmas traditions in our own Advent calendar.

Sweden prepares for next step in government talks

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 22:12
Sweden's parliamentary speaker Andreas Norlén is set to reveal the next steps in his country's so far fruitless attempts to form a government – more than 100 days after the election.

How to make four different kinds of Swedish Christmas ham

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 21:59
Christmas ham (julskinka) is the centrepiece of a Swedish Christmas buffet (julbord). Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipes for boiled ham, a traditional glaze, dopp i grytan and roast ham with The Local.

Names of Nobel Prize winners were leaked: report

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 07:54
An investigation ordered by the Swedish Academy claims one of its members leaked the names of Nobel Prize winners to her husband, who has been jailed for raping a woman.

Hipster barber for mice opens in Malmö

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 07:21
Rodent realtors AnonyMouse have returned to Malmö, this time with Hair and Furever, a mouse-sized addition to of the city’s ever growing cadre of hipster barber shops.

Swedish word of the day: julklapp

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 05:50
Our early Christmas gift to you is a festive word of the day: en julklapp means 'a Christmas present'.

Reader voices: How Brits in Sweden are (and aren't) preparing for Brexit

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 03:40
For the 20,000 Brits currently living in Sweden, the impact of Brexit remains uncertain in the absence of an agreed deal between the UK and EU. The Local asked our British readers to let us know if and how the referendum result has affected them so far, from worries over freelance contracts to citizenship applications.

Sweden's 'man-free' festival was discriminatory, rules Swedish ombudsman

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 02:41
Describing an event as 'man-free' is discriminatory, according to a ruling from Sweden's Discrimination Ombudsman (DO) relating to a music festival aimed at women earlier this year.

Where to next? Join The Local’s new travel group on Facebook

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 01:07
The Local has launched a new travel-focussed Facebook group and we’d love you to share your insights. You’ll also be in with a chance to win flight vouchers.

#SwedishChristmas: How the julbock went from demonic creature to straw figure

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 23:49
Every day until Christmas Eve, The Local explains the unique history behind Swedish Christmas traditions in our own Advent calendar.

Holiday forecast: Snow may bring white Christmas to Sweden

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 23:14
The chances of a white Christmas are growing in many parts of Sweden.

Eight comforting Swedish Christmas recipes

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 21:59
In Sweden, a big part of Christmas is eating, drinking and merriment, so to help you prepare, The Local has collected eight traditional and popular dishes that are guaranteed to get you into the Swedish Christmas spirit.

Two explosions rock Malmö as gang conflict continues

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 07:00
Malmö's ongoing gang violence is showing no signs of abating, with explosives detonated on Sunday night in apartment buildings in the districts of Fosie and Rosengård.

Swedish word of the day: snölykta

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 05:45
Today's word is just as beautiful as the object it describes. Here's the story of 'snölykta' or 'snow lantern'.

Swedish Christmas gift guide: What to get everyone on your list this year

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 04:59
Sweden is a shopping destination for everything from cutting edge art and design to traditional handcrafts. Here's our guide to giving everyone on your list a little piece of Sweden this Christmas, without needing to resort to an elk-shaped cheese slicer from an overpriced souvenir shop.

Sweden's first begging ban comes into force

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 02:26
The top administrative court in Sweden has given the go-ahead to a begging ban in a town in Skåne, the first to introduce such a regulation.

Tech giant ABB sells power grids to Hitachi

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 23:51
Japan's Hitachi said it would buy a majority stake in Swedish-Swiss engineering giant ABB's power grid business for $6.4 billion.