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Opinion
Foreign postgrads caught in the middle of poor legislation
A university student in Sweden. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

Sweden should make it easier for foreign PhD students to apply for residency, argue three representatives from two of Sweden's biggest academic associations.

Interview
'Norrland should vote on independence from Sweden'
Should Sweden’s furthest north be independent? One journalist thinks so. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Should Norrland in northern Sweden follow Scotland's example and demand a referendum on independence? Journalist Lotta Gröning tells The Local why she thinks so.

Opinion
'I'm one of those people who don't know where they belong'
Saina Behnejad in Stockholm. Photo: Emma Löfgren/The Local

The Local's intern Saina Behnejad, whose Iranian parents moved from Stockholm to London when she was five, explains why she will always keep returning to Sweden.

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What do we actually know about the violence in Malmö?
Police investigating an explosion in Malmö on Thursday. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

International media have presented a "distorted" view of a spate of Malmö shootings and an explosion, a senior police boss has told The Local.

Opinion
'We don't know how Brexit will affect our time in Sweden'
Sweden-based Brit Sarah Campbell, left. Photo: Private & AP Photo/Tim Ireland

One month after the Brexit referendum Sarah Campbell, a British reader based in Uppsala, pens a love letter to her European Union.

Opinion
'Avoiding the sun is as dangerous as smoking'
How many sun hours do we get in Sweden anyway? Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Staying out of the sun to avoid skin cancer? Don't, argue Swedish doctors Pelle Lindqvist and Håkan Olsson.

Opinion
How to calm down: get off Facebook and start talking
Calm down, guys. Like this man in Almedalen. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

In a world that's suffering a political nervous breakdown, getting off Facebook and arguing face-to-face could be the best way to calm us all down, argues The Local's managing editor James Savage.

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.

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