Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week
Published: 11 Mar 2014 14:52 GMT+01:00
A three-bedroom Stockholm apartment offers the discerning buyer a perfect example of how an attic conversion can serve the needs of a modern family.
An open-air living space in the open air... almost, as the Vasastan pad's generous sky lights drench this luxurious apartment in natural light. The sleek kitchen with high quality white cabinets blends seamlessly into the minimalist space.
IN PICTURES: A Vasastan gem offers the modern family space and privacy
Downstairs, doors to the ample balcony add further to the feeling of space, yet upstairs the design of the three bedrooms offers privacy.
At an opening bid price of 11 million kronor ($1.7 million), real estate agents Fastighetsbyrå will soon announce viewing dates for this "exclusive address".
OECD secretary-general Angel Gurría (centre) flanked by Swedish Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson and Trade Minister Mikael Damberg. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT
Sweden should lower entry-level wages and make teaching more attractive, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recommends in a new economic survey.
Volvo's factory in west Sweden. Photo: TT
Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars has announced
plans to build its first factory in the United States, 60 years after it started selling cars in the country.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage pictured last year. Photo: TT
UPDATED: Sweden's media watchdog has given public broadcaster SVT a rap on the knuckles for labelling Britain's Ukip an "extreme right-wing populist party" and the party has told The Local it now wants a public apology from the broadcaster.
Photo: Yara Alnajjar's uncle returns to court for the appeal case against him. Photo: Drago Prvulovic/TT
A woman convicted of the murder of eight-year-old Yara Alnajjar threw herself at her husband, the girl’s uncle, in a Malmö courtroom on Monday at the start of a high-profile appeal.
Dancing protestors oppose the dance permits on the streets of Stockholm in 2012. Photo: Lars Pehrson/SvD/TT
Spontaneous dancing remains outlawed in Sweden except in venues with special “dance licences” after a majority in parliament voted down a move to free the feet.
The Local investigates
Princess and Lloyd Justus from Nigeria are seeking asylum along with their baby daughter. Photo: The Local
A week after the Swedish Migration Board announced it was tripling the maximum number of residents allowed at asylum centres, The Local brings you a special report from inside Märsta, the country's busiest asylum application centre just outside Stockholm, where hundreds of refugees spend their first nights in Sweden each week.
Syrian Kurdish refugees who fled Kobani, in a refugee camp in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, October 2014. Photo: AP/TT
Sweden has earmarked 1.5 billion kronor ($174 million) in aid to Syria for the coming years, the country’s foreign and development aid ministers revealed on Monday.
A Swedish classroom. Photo: Lena Granefeldt/Image Bank Sweden
Sweden has a global reputation for promoting children’s rights, but the country’s ombudsman for children argues that school pupils need better protection from bullying.
My Swedish Career
Tiffany Alnefelt (left) giving her debut tour: Photo: Private
History buff Tiffany Alnefelt, 30, met her Swedish husband while she was studying in Ireland and the pair now run an alternative tour for visitors to Stockholm - via some of the city's oldest pubs.
Friday night’s prime time interview with returning Sweden Democrat head Jimmie Åkesson on the Swedish TV talk show Skavlan has resulted in a storm of complaints over the weekend both on home soil and in Norway, where the programme is also broadcast.