What Sweden means to you in just one Tweet
Published: 20 Aug 2014 09:36 GMT+02:00
The Local Sweden has been asking readers to squeeze their view of Sweden into just 140 characters or less. Here's what you came up with up for #SwedeninaTweet.
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The surge of migrants into Europe fleeing war-torn regions has increased the pressure on the Swedish migration system. Photo: Soeren Bidstup / AFP / Scanpix Denmark
The Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) has so far this year recorded almost as many reports of threats and violence in asylum accommodation as throughout the whole of 2014, according to the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter.
Rain in Stockholm. Photo: Marcus Ericsson/TT
Swedes complaining about the disappointing summer were vindicated after meterologists revealed on Friday that July indeed finished wetter – but warmer – than normal.
Christina Wejshammar of Sweden's central bank. Photo: Vilhelm Stokstad/TT
A new smartphone app is set to help Swedes navigate the biggest switch in bank notes the country has ever seen with only two months to go before the new cash is introduced.
These are not the bananas on trial. Photo: Leif R Jansson/SCANPIX
A Swedish driver has escaped speeding tickets in court – because the offender was eating a banana. If that sounds bananas to you, keep reading.
Schörling suspects that the swine, which have a value of around 65,000 kronor, were stolen. Photo: Lars Pehrson/SvD/SCANPIX
UPDATED: A Swedish farmer is mystified about the disappearance of 64 pigs from his farmyard in the town of Vingåker, central Sweden.
Snoop Dogg in concert in Uppsala. Photo: Marcus Ericsson / TT
Initial tests suggest that US rapper Snoop Dogg was under the influence when he was arrested by Swedish police after performing at a gig last weekend, a police spokesman told The Local on Friday.
The Malmberget mine in northern Sweden. Photo: Carl-Johan Utsi/TT
On Friday Sweden awoke to news of the second earthquake in less than a week, this time in the far north of the country. But a seismologist told The Local that the tremors were the result of mining activity.
Swedish police are struggling to attract people from foreign backgrounds. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT
UPDATED: Swedish police academies expressed concern on Friday over a sharp decline in the number of foreign-born future officers.
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Swedish crayfish party. Photo: Carolina Romare/imagebank.sweden.se
August crayfish parties are one of the highlights of the Swedish calendar and appeal to people of all ages. Food writer John Duxbury shares his best tips with The Local for making your own crayfish party a success.
A police spokesman told The Local they receive many complaints from people who lose their car keys. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/SCANPIX
The Swedish government announced on Thursday that is is going to launch an investigation into valuable police time being wasted by officers forced to deal with unnecessary reports and complaints.