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'Bigotry is not dead in Sweden – we still need to talk'
Stockholm Pride 2015. Vilhelm Stokstad/TT

Sweden still needs to do more to confront intolerance, argues columnist Paul Connolly.

Britain's Future in Europe
Brits: Why vote away your right to move in Europe?
The last view of Britain: the White Cliffs of Dover from a ferry. Photo: Luctor/WikimediaCommons

The right to move around Europe is an incredible privilege. Brits about to vote in their referendum should know that this right is at risk, says The Local's Managing Editor James Savage.

'Swedes, ditch meat on the barbecue this summer'
Meat on the barbecue? That's so 2015. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Should Swedes abandon meat on the barbecue this summer and go vegetarian instead?

Opinion - Brexit
British expats: have your say in this historic decision
British Europe Minister, David Lidington, says Brits should register to vote. Photo: Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Many Brits abroad have the right to vote on Britain's future in the EU. They should use it, David Lidington, British Europe Minister, writes for The Local.

Opinion - Brexit
'A united Europe benefits both Britain and Sweden'
Margot Wallström calls for a united Europe. Photo: Marcus Ericsson/TT

It's time to focus on a united Europe, says the Swedish politician.

Brexit would leave expats in 'ghastly' legal limbo for years
Photo: Paul Lloyd/FLickr

The rights of two million Britons living in the EU would be thrown into doubt for years after Brexit, a new report will conclude.

'Swedes, please give your sperm a purpose'
File picture of an embryo. Photo: Richard Drew/AP

Swedish men should stop jerking off in public places and start donating sperm to help single women have babies, argues Stockholm-based writer Matilda Karlsson.

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.

'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.

'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.

My Swedish Career
'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.

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.

'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.

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