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Opinion
'Integration is about more than a language and a job'
Abdulalim Alkatea. Photo: Private

Learning the local language and finding a job is not enough to become fully integrated in a society, argues Abdulalim Alkatea, a Syrian architect living in Sweden.

My Swedish Career
'I found the American dream in Swedish Lapland'
Abisko-based photographer Chad Blakley. Photo: Private

Aurora photographer Chad Blakley from the US tells The Local how the Northern Lights made Sweden his home.

The Local Recipes
How to make this scrumptious Swedish bilberry ice cream
Yes, please. Photo: John Duxbury/Swedish Food

Since 17 percent of Sweden is said to be covered in bilberries, food writer John Duxbury shares an ice cream recipe to help us eat them all.

What's on in Sweden
Five great events coming up in Sweden this week
Stockholm Culture Festival

Unsure what to do this week in Sweden? Here are five top events with an international flair.

Homes
In pictures: Decorate your tiny apartment the Swedish way
Swedish blogger Josefin Dahlberg's apartment. Photo: Nadja Endler

Do you find it difficult to make the most of a small apartment? Houzz.se's Amanda Strömberg finds seven perfect examples of clever tricks in Sweden.

The Local List
Six money-saving hacks for students in Sweden
Make the most of university life in Sweden. Photo: Simon Paulin/imagebank.sweden.se

Worried about having a tight budget as a student in Sweden? The Local rounds up six of our favourite things you can save money on while studying there.

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.

My Swedish Career
'There's something for everybody in Malmö'
Jonathan Luck's fish and chips restaurant will open in Malmö this autumn. Photo: Jonathan Luck

Could authentic fish and chips take off in Malmö and the rest of Sweden? Restaurateur Jonathan Luck tells The Local how he hopes to make it happen.

Homes
In pictures: Five top design exhibitions in Stockholm
Andy Warhol at Artipelag. Photo: Houzz Sverige Stockholm

Are you spending what's left of the summer in the capital? Houzz.se's Antonia Wiklund guides you to the five hottest design exhibitions right now.

How to make these Swedish 'vacuum cleaners' for fika
Whether you call them punschruller or dammsugare, these Swedish cakes are a classic. Photo: John Duxbury/Swedish Food

If you like marzipan, you'll love this traditional Swedish treat.

What's on in Sweden
Five unmissable music events in Sweden this week
Malmö hosts a huge free festival this weekend that's a must see. Photo: Johan Bävman/Malmöfestivalen

In Sweden for the next few days? Lucky you, because some of the biggest music events in the country are taking place.

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
My year of hope and despair in Sweden
Habtamu Bogale Alemu, who fled Ethiopia to seek asylum in Sweden. Photo: Fredrik Eliasson

For journalist Habtamu Bogale Alemu, fleeing Ethiopia for Sweden has meant both a second chance in life and the despair of waiting for an answer on his asylum application.

My Swedish Career
'Part of me was Swedish before I was Swedish'
Pilates instructor Janessa Clark. Photo: Private

Pilates instructor Janessa Clark from New York tells The Local about how she started up her own studio in Stockholm.

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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Gallery
Property of the week: Karlsborg
National
Why Sweden could change its criticised detention laws
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Swedish population nears ten million
The Local Voices
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Society
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Lifestyle
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IN PICS: Your Sweden summer snaps
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Culture
This Swedish street artist's incredible murals will make your jaw drop
The Local Voices
Gabriel mastered Swedish and got accepted onto a medicine degree in just 7 months
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