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We 'kept out' right-wing extremism with election outcome: Swedish PM

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 04:12
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven praised January’s cross-aisle government agreement in a speech given at a conference of the Social Democratic party in Örebro.

Norwegian hunter faces trial for shooting 75-year-old jogger in southern Sweden

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 06:41
Police in Sweden have released a video recorded by the electronic sights of the hunter who shot a 75-year-old jogger last November.

Swedish word of the day: pigg

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 06:28
If a Swedish speaker says you look 'pigg' you might not think it's a compliment, but it usually is.

Swedish town votes to turn away returning Isis fighters (even though none ever left it)

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 03:48
A Swedish municipality has voted to deny social welfare to citizens who travelled to Syria to fight for the Isis terror group – even though none of its residents appear ever to have done so.

Sweden fast-tracks citizenship applications from Brits as Brexit negotiations continue

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 03:14
Citizenship applications from UK nationals are being prioritized by the Swedish Migration Agency (Migrationsverket), a spokesperson confirmed to The Local.

'Three weeks to find a miracle': Europe reacts to yet more Brexit chaos

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 03:02
From Madrid to Rome, via Berlin, Amsterdam and Prague, the headlines across Europe summed up the feeling of despair with the Brexit process with Le Monde calling it a "Shakespearean tragedy".

Sweden puts 'passport stamp' for Brits on hold

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 02:49
The application for a passport stamp for Brits that had been scheduled to open today has been delayed after the EU agreed to a Brexit extension, the Migration Agency told The Local.

EU piles pressure on Theresa May by granting UK short Brexit delay

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 01:27
After hours of uncertainty, divisions and deliberation, the European Council agreed to extend Brexit Day until May 22nd, but only if the deal is approved by the UK parliament. If not then the Theresa May has until April 12th to come up with a new plan or take the UK out of Europe without a deal.

Alcohol monopoly Systembolaget is Sweden's most trusted institution: public confidence survey

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 23:51
People in Sweden show no sign of falling out of love with state-run alcohol monopoly Systembolaget, according to a study of the population's trust in different institutions, companies and political parties.

Stockholm apartment fraudster targeted foreigners in rental scam

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 08:33
A 26-year-old man who tricked more than a dozen people into paying thousands of kronor in rent for apartment contracts that did not exist has been jailed – and forced to repay the deposits.

Ten things Sweden should do to make life better for international talent

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 08:10
When The Local asked our readers for practical measures Swedish institutions and companies could take to make the country a better place for international workers, you had plenty of suggestions. Here are ten key ways foreign workers in Sweden think things could be improved.

Cancel Brexit petition passes ONE MILLION signatures

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 07:52
A petition set up on Wednesday evening that calls for Britain to cancel Brexit and stay in the EU by revoking Article 50 rocketed past one million signatures on Thursday afternoon.

Reader voices: What's it REALLY like working in Sweden as an international?

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 06:59
Sweden has been relying on foreign workers to plug its skills shortage for years, and the country is known both for an enviable work-life balance and for bureaucracy that can complicate work permit applications. The Local asked our readers about their experiences in Sweden: the good, the bad, and what the country can do to improve.

Sweden's former China ambassador 'welcomes' criminal investigation

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 04:47
Sweden's former ambassador to China has been appointed a criminal lawyer in the ongoing investigation of her 'secret' meeting with the daughter of imprisoned bookseller Gui Minhai.

Is this really Sweden's ugliest building?

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 00:47
Sweden is known around the world for its expansive natural spaces and sleek architectural design – but have you ever wondered which is the ugliest building in the country?

The scandal that made Charles Lindbergh's grandfather flee Sweden

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 23:59
Charles Lindbergh's 1933 visit to Sweden helps tell the story of how his grandfather fled the country 74 years earlier.

Setback for Sweden's proposed anti-terror laws

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 23:49
Plans from the Swedish government to make it illegal to be part of a terrorist organization have hit an obstacle, with the country's legislative council saying the proposal goes against the Swedish constitution.

The Local's Membership shortlisted for European media award

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 04:40
The Local is in the running for the European Digital Media Awards and it is all thanks to you – our Members.

These Swedish towns are having their rainiest March in over 100 years

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 03:46
No, you didn't just imagine it. With ten days still to go, this March is already the rainiest on record across huge swathes of southern Sweden.

If Brexit talks fail 'it will not be because of the EU': Swedish PM Stefan Löfven

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 02:59
Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven wants to extend Brexit negotiations with the UK, he told reporters a day before a crucial summit of European Union leaders in Brussels.