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Police turn blind eye to Swedish 'slave trade'
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Police turn blind eye to Swedish 'slave trade'

Police in Gothenburg have confirmed that sex trafficking in the city has developed into a full-blown slave trade - but that they lack the resources to do anything about it. READ  

Opinion
'Moving wasn't a choice, Sweden called to me'

'Moving wasn't a choice, Sweden called to me'

Caught in an identity limbo and surrounded by often apathetic "love refugees", The Local's resident Swedophile Solveig Rundquist wonders if she's the only expat who moved to Sweden for the culture alone. READ  

Stockholmers sound off on 'beautiful Swedes'
Swedish girls in Stockholm. Photo: Susanne Walström/Imagebank Sweden

Stockholmers sound off on 'beautiful Swedes'

Following a Nordic survey in which Swedes were voted the "most attractive", The Local hit the streets to see what Stockholmers thought. READ  

Swedes voted 'most beautiful' in the Nordics
Swedish actors Peter Johansson, Anna Sahlin and Måns Zelmerlöw. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

Swedes voted 'most beautiful' in the Nordics

Who is the fairest of them all? Swedes are, according to the rest of the Nordic nations in a recent survey. READ  

Swedish girls at highest risk of celiac disease
Gluten-free Swedish bread. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT

Swedish girls at highest risk of celiac disease

Swedish children are at particular risk of gluten intolerance, a new study revealed. The chance of Swedish children getting the disease is double that of American children, and the risk is even higher for girls. READ  

Anti-Semitism in Malmö
'Malmö has not become safer for Jews': rabbi
Rabbi Shneur Kesselman pictured at his office in Malmö. Drago Prvulovic/TT

'Malmö has not become safer for Jews': rabbi

Following the violent beating of a man flying an Israeli flag, Rabbi Shneur Kesselman tells The Local that his adopted city of Malmö remains a hotbed for anti-Semitism. READ  

'Sweden must improve mental care': report

'Sweden must improve mental care': report

A new OECD report has concluded that Sweden does not do enough to help people who are mentally ill. READ  

My Swedish Career
Expat puts 'Faith' into starting travel business
Faith George. Photo: Private

Expat puts 'Faith' into starting travel business

US expat Faith George tells The Local about how she mastered the Swedish language, seeing the positives in being made redundant, and how she plans to show Swedes another side of the United States. READ  

Swedish divers search mad king's warship
Photos: Composite photo from Ocean Discovery

Swedish divers search mad king's warship

Thanks to a grant from the National Geographic Society, a team of divers will be investigating the wreckage of Sweden's 16th century flagship - the 'alter ego' of mad King Erik XIV. READ  

Almedalen 2014
Reinfeldt gives 'best' and 'last' Almedalen speech
Reinfeldt works the crowd at Almedalen. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Reinfeldt gives 'best' and 'last' Almedalen speech

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's speech at Almedalen on Thursday night was praised for its rhetoric, drive, and charisma - with political experts hailing the Moderate leader's performance but doubting it could save him from electoral defeat. READ  

Almedalen 2014
Almedalen: When will it all become too much?
An unsuspecting Visby the day before Almedalen. Photo: The Uppsala Koala

Almedalen: When will it all become too much?

With the Almedalen political week in full swing and with over 3,000 events scheduled, contributor Nima Sanandaji wonders if it's all getting a bit much and whether society actually gains anything from all the money being spent. READ  

'Immigration is a taboo subject in Sweden'
Danish radio presenter Mikael Jalving. Photo: Stine Nielsen

'Immigration is a taboo subject in Sweden'

The Local chats to the host of a new radio programme in Denmark that tackles the cultural divide between Swedes and their Danish neighbours, and pokes particular fun at the Swedes for their unusual taboos. READ  

Northern Dispatches
What is it with Swedish people and gardening?
Gardening. Photo: Shutterstock

What is it with Swedish people and gardening?

Contributor Paul Connolly ponders the peculiar gardening habits of his northern neighbours - and wonders if ride-on lawnmowers may be the Ferraris of Sweden. READ  

She's back: Wallström for foreign minister?
Photo: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/TT

She's back: Wallström for foreign minister?

Former EU commissioner Margot Wallström is eyeing a re-entrance to the Swedish political stage - and could very well be the nation's next foreign minister. READ  

Majority of Swedes against weapons exports

Majority of Swedes against weapons exports

Sweden has become a major world supplier of arms but the majority of Swedes are against having weapons exports at all, a new study has revealed. READ  

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24 July

Sharing our Pride: Celebrating Love & the LGBT Community! (Stockholm in my American Heart) »

"It’s mid- July in Stockholm, and with much of the city on vacation, things can seem a little quiet – the streets, the bus, and the grocery store. One thing that has not paused for a summer break, though, is preparation for Stockholm’s Pride Festival, which will take place from July 28 to August 2...." READ »

 

22 July

Det (The Swedish Teacher) »

"Hej! “Det” is a personal pronoun that can be used in many ways, and it might me confusing if you always translate “det” to English “it”. In this article I will do my best to guide you to how to use “det”. Det replacing a word, a phrase or a clause Let us begin with the less confusing..." READ »

 
 
 
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