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Six stunning parks you can't miss in Stockholm
Djurgården, Stockholm. Photo: Werner Nystrand/Folio/imagebank.sweden.se

Six stunning parks you can't miss in Stockholm

Stockholm is practically a synonym for outdoor living, with parks and green spaces making up more than a third of the city. But how many of The Local's top pick of parks have you been to? READ  

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How to make Swedish smoked eel canapés
Smoked eel canapés. Photo: John Duxbury

How to make Swedish smoked eel canapés

Throwing a summer party? Impress your guests with these tasty smoked eel (rökt ål) snacks. Food writer John Duxbury shares his top tips for making them with The Local. READ  

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Why Sweden and Russia are fighting over soil
Poltava, where much of the black soil is. Photo: Sergei Chuzavkov/AP/TT

Why Sweden and Russia are fighting over soil

Both Russian and Swedish media have been debating whether the Nordic nation is set to seal a controversial deal to buy Ukranian soil. Russia analyst Elena Bazina shares her take on what the fuss is about. READ  

Sweden gears up for Stockholm Pride festival
Stockholm Pride Week in 2014. Photo: Leif R Jansson/SCANPIX

Sweden gears up for Stockholm Pride festival

Preparations are in full swing in the Swedish capital for Stockholm's annual gay pride festival. The Local spoke to one of the organizers behind the party. READ  

Opinion
'Meat tax could secure future of Swedish farms'
Swedish cows. Photo: Lars Pehrson/SVD/TT

'Meat tax could secure future of Swedish farms'

Sweden should introduce a meat tax designed to hit the sales of animal products that are worst for the environment, argues Per-Anders Jande from campaign group Swedish Food and Environment Information (Svensk mat och miljöinformation). READ  

My Swedish Career
'There's such a demand for live music in Sweden'
Gothenburg-based musician Rosie McClune. Photo: Simon Forsythe

'There's such a demand for live music in Sweden'

Scottish artist Rosie McClune, 33, tells The Local about how her Gothenburg-based venture MusicMakes is trying to bring more live gigs to Sweden's music scene. READ  

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Ten things to avoid at a Swedish summer party
What are the dos and don'ts at a Swedish summer party? Photo: Susanne Walström/imagebank.sweden.se

Ten things to avoid at a Swedish summer party

The weather isn't great this year but the party season is in full swing. The Local's Paul Connolly shares his (sometimes painful) experiences of the things you can't do and say if you're being hosted by Swedes. READ  

The Local Recipes
How to make Sweden's best west coast salad
West Coast Salad from Sweden's Bohuslän region. Photo: John Duxbury

How to make Sweden's best west coast salad

This prawn and asparagus salad from the west coast of Sweden makes for the perfect summer meal. Food writer John Duxbury shares his favourite recipe with The Local. READ  

What's on in Sweden
Five tasty events for foodies in Sweden
The food truck Mi Taquito at Street Food Saturday in Gothenburg. Photo: Hanna Axelsson/Avenyn

Five tasty events for foodies in Sweden

Hop on the food market trend while it's still growing. We've picked out the five best events in Sweden for you to get your teeth into this week, alongside our guide to the best other events around the country. READ  

The Local List
Five ways Greece crisis is like Swedish anthem
Are Sweden and Greece more similar than you think? Photo: imagebank.sweden.se and AP Photo/Petros Karadjias

Five ways Greece crisis is like Swedish anthem

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis made global headlines this week when he compared the Greece crisis to the Swedish national anthem. But what if the analogy is not as random as it sounds? READ  

The Local List
Six reasons to stay in Stockholm this summer
Go for an evening swim in central Stockholm. Photo: Viktor Gårdsäter/Folio/imagebank.sweden.se

Six reasons to stay in Stockholm this summer

Stuck in the city while your Swedish colleagues chill out in the countryside this July? Not to worry. Here are six reasons why The Local loves Sweden's capital in summer. READ  

Opinion
'Immigrants could be Sweden's top resource'
Left, Malmö in southern Sweden, and right, workers in tech-hub region Silicon Valley. Photos: AP Photo/Jeff Chiu and Johan Nilsson/TT

'Immigrants could be Sweden's top resource'

With a large population of educated immigrants, Malmö could become Europe's Silicon Valley - but only if Sweden opens up its jobs market to foreign-born professionals, writes integration expert Sylvia Schwaag Serger. READ  

My Swedish Career
'Swedish firms really want to be responsible'
Belgian entrepreneur Martin Vercouter. Photo: Emily Evans

'Swedish firms really want to be responsible'

Belgium-born entrepreneur Martin Vercouter tells The Local how he's building a business that helps young people in Stockholm's suburbs and encourages Swedish companies to think responsibly. READ  

Opinion
'Trust not taxes have made Sweden a success'
Swedish kronor. Photo. Jessica Gow/TT

'Trust not taxes have made Sweden a success'

Writer Nima Sanandaji tells The Local that Sweden's large welfare state isn't responsible for its economic success and argues that struggling countries such as Greece would do better to learn from the Nordic country's trust and transparency instead. READ  

The Local Recipes
How to make Swedish rye bread with apple
Rye bread with apple. Photo: John Duxbury/Swedish food

How to make Swedish rye bread with apple

Here's a great snack to make during the summer, when you can make the most of those long Swedish evenings to prepare it before sharing with friends. John Duxbury shares his favourite recipe with The Local. READ  

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