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Analysis – Brexit
Why Britain's European best friend is fretting about Brexit
Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and British counterpart David Cameron, presumably agreeing about something. Photo: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP/TT

Sweden and Britain agree about most things, which is why the prospect of Britain leaving the EU is getting some Swedes worried.

Opinion
'Why all of Sweden needs to fight extremism'
Mona Sahlin. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

Sweden's national coordinator against violent extremism, Mona Sahlin, argues that all parts of Sweden must join the fight against terror.

Opinion
'Refugees must be taught the Swedish way of doing things'
A woman teaching Swedish. Photo: Emelie Asplund/TT

Sweden should be proud of the way it has dealt with the refugee crisis but the hard work has only just begun, argues columnist Paul Connolly.

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'Sweden has to be able to attract global talent'
Jason Dainter. Photo: Private

Why British entrepreneur Jason Dainter loves Sweden's startup scene, but thinks it is high time it stepped up its game.

Swedish house prices rocket faster than anywhere in EU
A viewing at a Swedish home up for sale. Photo: Tomas Oneborg/TT

House prices only edged up slightly across Europe last year, but Swedes experienced a massive jump in the cost of buying a new home.

Opinion – Brexit
This is how Stockholm could benefit from Brexit
Could Stockholm benefit from Brexit? Photo: Simon Paulin/imagebank.sweden.se

Sweden can't sit idle and hope for the best. It needs to start planning for a future in which the UK has left the EU, argue two Swedish business experts.

Opinion
Five reasons northern Sweden is actually amazing in summer
Beach volleyball at Pite Havsbad resort in northern Sweden (no, really). Photo: Pite Havsbad Facebook

It's not just all reindeer and snow up north.

Opinion
'Sweden's a fantastic tourist spot so we must promote it'
Boat houses in western Sweden, a growing tourism hotspot. Photo: Fredrik Boman/Image Bank Sweden

Sweden must do more to sell itself as a leading tourism destination, argues Business and Innovation Minister Mikael Damberg.

Sweden's Spotify reaches landmark 30m subscribers
The Spotify app. Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

The company's planning to keep expanding to more countries.

Opinion
Why there won't be a sugar tax in Sweden
Soft drinks being tested in Sweden (left) and Health Minister Gabriel Wikström. Photos: Erik Nylander/Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Sweden won't be following the UK's lead in imposing a sugar tax, despite rising obesity in the Nordic country, writes Health Minister Gabriel Wikström.

Opinion
'Why we should back foreign entrepreneurs in Sweden'
What can Sweden do to support foreign entrepreneurs? Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT

What should Sweden do to boost its foreign workforce?

Brexit
'Brexit will hurt and Sweden needs to be ready for it'
Sweden exports a lot of wood to the UK, but would it continue to do so if Britain leaves the EU. Photo: David Magnusson/SvD/TT

Sweden risks being badly hurt by Brexit and needs to prepare for the worst, a Stockholm trade group says.

Opinion - Brexit
Why these Brits in Sweden are stressed out about Brexit
Kristian Hell, Jason Dainter and Claire Duffy all have British passports but live in Sweden. Photos: Private

In four months' time the UK could vote to leave the EU. Here's why it's worrying expats (even the ones who like the idea).

Opinion - Brexit
Brits in EU: It's your future, so act now to keep Britain in
Photo: Yuriy Dyachyshyn/AFP

If you're a Brit living elsewhere in the EU, June's referendum affects you personally. Here's how you can make a difference, George Cunningham writes.

Opinion - Brexit
'This is why Sweden and the Nordics fear Brexit'
What do Swedes think of Brexit? Photo: AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda/Natacha Pisarenko

Here's why Anglophile Swedes really want Britain to stay in Europe, according to one of Sweden's top business experts.

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