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Analysis
'Evolution' for Sweden's crowd-funding scene
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'Evolution' for Sweden's crowd-funding scene

The Local checks out crowd-funding in Sweden as US giant Kickstarter announces plans to launch in Scandinavia. READ  

Opinion
Scandinavia and Scotland: closer links?
Brit Kester Gibson (left) thinks Scotland should split from the UK but Swede Mimi Coglianos disagrees. Photos: private

Scandinavia and Scotland: closer links?

Scotland votes on whether to become independent on Thursday and the Scottish National Party has suggested closer ties with Scandinavia if the 'yes' camp wins. The Local asked two readers if they agreed with Scotland splitting from the UK. READ  

Opinion
Should men vote for Sweden's feminists?
Matti White (left) will voting for the Feminist party but Pieter-Jan van Eggermont (right) won't

Should men vote for Sweden's feminists?

The Local asked two first-time male voters in Sweden if they would cast a ballot for the Feminist party. READ  

Opinion
Five differences between the UK and Sweden
'Everything's locked up'. Photo: Shutterstock

Five differences between the UK and Sweden

Our man in the north, Paul Connolly, has just returned from a trip to the UK - and he's unimpressed. He lists five of the smaller differences between England and northern Sweden. READ  

Elections 2014
Tight race as campaign enters final week
Sweden's Prime Minister hopes to cling on to power. Photo: TT

Tight race as campaign enters final week

UPDATED: With less than a week to go until Sweden's general election, mixed opinion poll results and undecided voters suggest the outcome is far from clear. READ  

How immigration became a key election issue
Photo: Bertil Ericson/TT

How immigration became a key election issue

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt sparked a furore with recent comments that put rising refugee costs in focus before the elections. But why did he bring it up, and will it affect the outcome? READ  

Government keen on Nato forces in Sweden

Government keen on Nato forces in Sweden

Nato will soon be able to deploy forces to Sweden, with the government likely to sign an agreement with the military alliance this week, but an expert told The Local that full membership remains unlikely. READ  

Elections 2014
Why Sweden's election oozes uncertainty
The Alliance leaders. Photo: Drago Prvulovic/TT

Why Sweden's election oozes uncertainty

Sweden's prime minister got his claws out on Tuesday, accusing the opposition of "promising everything to everyone". With the elections just weeks away, an expert tells us why the campaigning is heating up. READ  

Fashion Week
The Local's ultimate A - Z of Swedish fashion
A fashion show in Stockholm. Photo: Christine Ohlsson/TT

The Local's ultimate A - Z of Swedish fashion

Fashion Week struts onto the catwalk on Tuesday, and it's critical to be prepared. Want to know who are Sweden's best ateliers, fashion labels and most stylish fashionistas? The Local revisits the ultimate A to Z guide of Swedish fashion. READ  

Sweden 'caved to banker' in Saudi arms deal
Former Defense Minister Tolgfors and Prime Minister Reinfeldt at the time of Tolgfors' resignation. Photo: Tomas Oneborg/TT

Sweden 'caved to banker' in Saudi arms deal

A new book has ignited debate in Sweden after revealing that the Swedish government gave into a banker's pressure and helped build a weapons factory in Saudi Arabia. READ  

Sweden celebrates 200 years of peace

Sweden celebrates 200 years of peace

Sweden has not actively taken part in a war since 1814 - breaking even Switzerland's record for peace. One peace and conflict expert has told The Local that Swedes learned the hard way to take the non-confrontational stance. READ  

Islamic extremist shakes Sweden with TV threat
Säpo's head offices. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Islamic extremist shakes Sweden with TV threat

An Islamic extremist who threatened Sweden on Arabic TV has police on alert. One terror expert says the threat should be taken seriously, and that Sweden is in desperate need of a counter-extremism programme. READ  

Swedish dad takes gamer kids to warzone
Carl-Magnus Helgegren took his two video-gaming sons to Israel. Photo: CM Helgegren

Swedish dad takes gamer kids to warzone

A Swedish father has come under fire for taking his two sons on a trip to Israel, the West Bank and occupied Syria in order to teach them the reality of war. READ  

Elections 2014
'Feminism is about competition'
Photo: Yvonne Åsell/TT

'Feminism is about competition'

With elections right around the corner, The Local asks why feminism is such a hot topic in Sweden - which already tops the EU in gender equality. Political scientist Christina Bergqvist says equality feeds feminism. READ  

Exploring Sweden
Kebnekaise: How I tamed Sweden's highest peak
Sitting on top of Sweden.

Kebnekaise: How I tamed Sweden's highest peak

The Local's Oliver Gee has returned from climbing the highest mountain in Sweden. He talks about the adventure, facing certain doom, and mosquitoes the size of golf balls. READ  

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20 September

How a Frog Can Save the Environment (Stockholm in my American Heart) »

"What we do we imagine when we think of children enjoying nature? Perhaps it’s fishing, marveling at lightning bugs on a muggy July day or blowing on the wispy petals of a dandelion to make a special wish. But perhaps most iconic of the playful innocence in childhood is hopping after and trying to catch..." READ »

 

19 September

Editor’s blog (The Local Sweden) »

"Happy Friday readers! It sure has been a exciting week in Sweden, where we’re set to get a new Prime Minister after Fredrik Reinfeldt stepped down following Sunday’s elections. The Local blogged live from the key political gatherings across Stockholm. Why not re-visit the action by taking a look at our photos, tweets, videos and analysis? Since the..." READ »

 
 
 
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