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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Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Åkesson, centre, at the party's press conference on Wednesday. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT
Sweden's record immigration is the big issue on the agenda at the country's huge annual politics conference on Wednesday, with the nationalist Sweden Democrats set to dominate the debate.
Richard Jomshof (right) followed by Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Åkesson. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT
Top Sweden Democrat politician Richard Jomshof tells The Local all refugees must become fluent in Swedish but “it’s okay” for foreign businesspeople to use English instead. He's also rooting for the UK to quit the EU.
Mediterranean migrant crisis
Swedish coast guard ship Poseidon. Photo: Carmelo Imbesi/TT
UPDATED: The Swedish coast guard ship Poseidon has rescued dozens of migrants who were travelling in a rubber boat in waters off the coast of Libya’s capital Tripoli.
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Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden, Peter Dahlen.
Fourteen years ago, American Peter Dahlen was just another “love refugee” in Sweden. Today he’s the Managing Director of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), working hard to improve trade between Sweden and the US. The Local asked him about connectivity, trade, and life in Sweden.
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Visby, Gotland. Photo: Rodrigo Rivas/Imagebank Sweden
Gotland is in the national spotlight each summer during Sweden's annual politics forum, Almedalen. But here's why it is also one of the nation's favourite tourist spots.
European Under-21 Championship
Players jump Sweden's goalkeeper Patrik Carlgren after he catches the decisive penalty. Photo: TT
Sweden was still celebrating on Wednesday after a nail biting penalty shoot-out led the country to victory over Portugal and their first European Under-21 title in history.
Lisa Holm murder
UPDATED: One of the men police have been holding on suspicion of murdering missing teenager Lisa Holm has been released, but his older brother remains in police custody.
Christian Democrat leader Ebba Busch Thor at Almedalen. Photo: TT
Sweden's youngest political leader in history, Ebba Busch Thor has called for a crackdown on homegrown terrorists and lower taxes at Almedalen, the biggest week in Swedish politics.
Almedalen 2015 with Nordic Cooperation
Jørgen S. Søndergaard (Greenland), Annika Olsen (Faroe Islands), and Veronica Thörnroos (Åland Islands
The "Nordic way" receives a lot of praise around the world, not least when it comes to sustainability. The Local went in search of the Nordics’ secret, and we were surprised by what emerged.
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A fermented herring expert has expressed outrage at a BuzzFeed video in which Americans turn up their noses at the Swedish delicacy. Their comments, he says, are an “insult to the Swedish people and Swedish culture”.