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Brexit and the growing digital divide
A business meeting at Artipelag in Stockholm. Photo: Henrik Trygg/mediabank.visitstockholm.com

Modern tech hubs like Stockholm are thriving while smaller regions struggle. We need to close this gap and we need to do it quickly, argues Leif Rehnström, CEO of the Skellefteå-based Hello Future!

Opinion - Brexit
'The EU must not become Britain’s hostage'
David Cameron also comes under fire in the Sydsvenskan editorial. Photo: Matt Dunham/AP/TT

Britain should not be allowed to delay the initiation of its withdrawal from the European Union, argues Swedish newspaper Sydsvenskan.

Opinion
'Sweden's residency revamp is harmful and inhumane'
The Centre Party's Johanna Jönsson. Photo: Vilhelm Stokstad/TT

Centre Party integration and migration policy spokeswoman Johanna Jönsson explains why her party will vote against Sweden's proposed new asylum and residency rules.

Opinion - Orlando shootings
Gay Syrians in Sweden reflect on massacre
Mourners attend a candlelight vigil in Orlando on June 13th. Photo: Loren Elliott/The Tampa Bay Times/AP/TT

In the wake of the horrific massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, The Local Voices speaks to two gay Syrians in Sweden - who hold wildly different views about Islam and homosexuality.

'As a proud Swede and Brit, I say no to isolation'
Prime ministers David Cameron and Stefan Löfven at a bilateral meeting in Riga last year. Photo: Mindaugas Kulbis/TT

I'm proud to be British and Swedish and worry that UK isolationism will damage both my homes, says journalist Jasmine Andersson.

Opinion
'Ban smoking at outdoor restaurants in Sweden'
Should smoking be banned in public places? Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

It is high time for Sweden to stub out smoking in public places, write Swedish campaigners Mona Wahlgren and Maritha Sedvallson.

Opinion
The eight ingredients that created the Swedish model
Where did the Swedish model begin? Photo: Hasse Holmberg/TT

What is the Swedish model and who invented it? Thinktank chairman Anders Källström presents the eight reasons behind Sweden's success.

Opinion
'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.

Opinion
'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
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.

Opinion
'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.

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