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Eight surprising Swedish celebrity sweethearts
Eight famous Swedish couples you didn't think would make it. Photo: Shutterstock

Eight surprising Swedish celebrity sweethearts

Following a week of romance, as two former politicians' revelations about their new sweethearts took Sweden's gossip scene by surprise, The Local has listed eight of the most unlikely Swedish couples. READ  

Sweden is second most 'digital' nation in EU
A Swedish father and daughter look at a computer. Photo: Kristin Lidell/Image Bank Sweden

Sweden is second most 'digital' nation in EU

While neighbouring Denmark took the top spot, Sweden was dubbed the second best country in the EU for 'digital performance' on Tuesday as a new Digital Economy and Society index was unveiled. READ  

Opinion
'Free Estelle Bernadotte from her royal burden'
Princess Estelle on her third birthday. Photo: Kungahuset

'Free Estelle Bernadotte from her royal burden'

For this week's debate article The Local hears from the Republican Association, which is calling on Sweden to abolish the monarchy and liberate Princess Estelle following her third birthday. READ  

My Swedish Career
'It's my duty to give back and help others'
UK-born Antonio Casamassa who makes apps in Sweden. Photo: Private

'It's my duty to give back and help others'

UK-born Antonio Casamassa, 32, moved to Sweden eight years ago and has launched a successful career as a freelance software developer. Now he has decided to combine his passion for creating game apps with a desire to help others. READ  

The Local Recipes
How to make Swedish prawns on toast
Swedish-style prawns on toast. Photo: John Duxbury

How to make Swedish prawns on toast

Prawns on toast ("toast Skagen") are a popular Swedish snack, first made famous by Swedish restaurateur, Tore Wretman, just after the Second World War and named after a fishing port in Denmark. Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe with The Local. READ  

The Local List
Ten phrases you'll only hear at work in Sweden
Sweden has strong gender equality in the workplace. Photo: Cecilia Larsson/Image Bank Sweden

Ten phrases you'll only hear at work in Sweden

Sweden's global reputation as a hub for gender equality, efficiency and work-life balance can also result in some baffling conversations for those new to doing business with Swedes. Here's The Local's guide to the ten catchphrases all foreign workers need to know. READ  

My Swedish Career
Tech, drums and a passion for fashion
Simon Teng. Photo: Private

Tech, drums and a passion for fashion

Simon Teng, 46, was born and raised in Malaysia, spent 15 years living in Switzerland and has now made a name for himself in Sweden, working for global telecoms company BT, as he tells Odessa Fardipour. READ  

The Local List
How to never be single again in Sweden
Snagging a Swede can be tricky, but it's all worth it. Photo: Shutterstock

How to never be single again in Sweden

The game of love can be a minefield of dos and don'ts, particularly if you're living in a foreign country. With Valentine's Day coming up this weekend, we've compiled The Local's ultimate guide to dating in Sweden. READ  

Opinion
'Syria's the biggest threat to Sweden in 70 years'
A picture posted by the Islamic State group of fighting in the town of Kobani, Syria. Photo: AP Photo/Raqqa Media Office

'Syria's the biggest threat to Sweden in 70 years'

Organized crime stemming from the conflict in Syria, could pose the greatest threat to Sweden since the Second World War, argues political analyst Karl Lallerstedt in a debate article exclusively written for The Local. READ  

Seven Sweden nuts who have never been to visit
Can you fall in love with Sweden without ever having been there? Photo: Janerik Henriksson/FLT-PICA

Seven Sweden nuts who have never been to visit

Can you fall in love with a country without ever having been there? The Local has spoken to seven of our readers who are obsessed with Sweden and all things Swedish...but have never stepped foot in the Nordic nation. READ  

My Swedish Career
'The art scene in Sweden is less competitive'
Stockholm-based British artist Stuart Mayes. Photo: Private

'The art scene in Sweden is less competitive'

Artist Stuart Mayes, 46, left London for Sweden three and a half years ago and is not planning to move back. Despite the death of his half-Swedish partner, Stuart’s love affair with Sweden remains solid, as he tells Odessa Fardipour for this week's My Swedish Career. READ  

Interview
'Julian Assange's case could go on indefinitely'
Julian Assange with Ecuador's ambassador in London. Photo: TT

'Julian Assange's case could go on indefinitely'

As the row over the costs of Julian Assange's police protection simmers in the UK, the Wikileaks founder's Swedish lawyer Per Samuelson has told The Local that the case is facing long-term 'deadlock' if it does not get accepted by Sweden's Supreme Court. READ  

The Local List
Ten Swedish dating sites you should know about
With so many dating sites to choose from in Sweden it's difficult to know where to start. Photo: Leo Sellen/TT

Ten Swedish dating sites you should know about

Online dating – or “nätdejting” in Swedish – is booming in a country with a reputation for both shyness and tech-savvy innovations. We’ve listed ten of the most popular sites and apps and looked at what sets each of them apart - just in time to get you a date for Valentine's Day. READ  

Opinion
'Training immigrants is a cheap investment'
A health clinic in Stockholm. Photo: Kristin Lidell/Image Bank Sweden

'Training immigrants is a cheap investment'

For this week's debate article we hear from the Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations (Saco), which is calling on the government to make the most of immigrant graduates who have moved to the Nordic nation. READ  

My Swedish Career
'Australian sport helped me settle in Sweden'
Simon Fittrock (left) and his girlfriend Amy. Photo: Private

'Australian sport helped me settle in Sweden'

For this week’s My Swedish Career, Giulia Armiero talks to Simon Fittock, 27, who leads a compelling double life teaching mathematics while competing in Australian Football League contests. READ  

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