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What's on in Sweden
Four fantastic foodie events across Sweden this weekend
It's beer and food galore in Stockholm this weekend. Photo: Brooklyn Brewery Mash

Are world foods your thing, or do you prefer a banquet with beer? Either way you're covered in Sweden this weekend.

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.

Interview
'Fika is a coffee break, with emphasis on break'
All pictures from the documentary 'Fika: to have coffee'. Photo: Fabian Schmid

The Local speaks to Zürich-based budding filmmaker Fabian Schmid about why he decided to travel to Sweden to shoot a documentary about the unique Nordic 'fika' concept.

My Swedish Career
'Sweden has some of the world's best innovation help'
Stephen Batley. Photo: Private

Meet the Australian ex-firefighter helping foreigners navigate Sweden's startup scene.

The Local Recipes
Swedish summer strawberries with elderflower parfait
Elderflower parfait with strawberries. Photo: John Duxbury/Swedish Food

Simple to make, delicious to taste. Here's our favourite summer dessert recipe.

Interview
How Arthur the jungle dog 'opened doors and minds'
Arthur the Ecuadorian dog. Photo: Håkan Nordström/TT

The Local speaks to Swede Mikael Lindnord, on the day he releases a book about the rescue of stray dog Arthur from the Ecuadorian rainforest – a story which warmed hearts across the globe.

The Local List
Six things Swedes get tired of hearing abroad
Someone probably sang Dancing Queen to her again. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

If I hear one more word about Abba...

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?

Startups
Swedish talent matchmaker helps refugees land IT jobs
Could immigration boost Sweden's startup scene? Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

Can the refugee crisis help solve Sweden's skills shortage?

My Swedish Career
'Foreigners like to whine about Sweden, don't they?'
Diego speaking at a conference. Photo: Private

Diego Planas Rego explains why he loves living and working in Stockholm.

The Local Recipes
This is the best Swedish meatballs recipe in the world
Traditional Swedish meatballs. Photo: Miriam Preis/Image Bank Sweden

Why not embrace your inner Swede and try out our favourite meatballs recipe?

What's on in Sweden
Five fab Eurovision parties in Stockholm this weekend
It's Eurovision finale night in Stockholm this weekend! Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

From live shows to open-air dance floors, The Local looks at five of the best Eurovision parties in Stockholm.

The Local List
Six signs Sweden takes Eurovision too seriously
Last year's winner Måns Zelmerlöw knows just how seriously Sweden takes Eurovision. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

For Swedes, the annual pop pageant is no laughing matter.

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.

My Swedish Career
'I wanted to do something different from everyone else'
Jonathan with his family in Stockholm. Photo: Malin Mörner

Jonathan Boutin moved to Sweden at the age of 20 and, after moving across the country and working in a variety of jobs, he's still here a decade later.

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Gallery
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Travel
Is this town the best place in Sweden?
Gallery
People-watching: May 25th
Blog updates

27 May

Editor’s blog, May 27th (The Local Sweden) »

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17 May

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