• Sweden's news in English
 
Swedish Astrid Lindgren prize for African group
Books used by the winning PRAESA group. Photo: TT

Swedish Astrid Lindgren prize for African group

An association that promotes reading among children has become the first African group to win the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world's largest prize for children's and young people's literature. READ  

US spy agency to feature in Stieg Larsson sequel
The actors playing Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the original Swedish movies based on the books. Photo. TT

US spy agency to feature in Stieg Larsson sequel

The sequel to Swedish author Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millenium crime trilogy, due for release in August, kicks off with an artificial intelligence intrigue involving a US spy agency, the book's publishers have revealed. READ  

The Local List
Sweden's hottest music festivals for 2015
Revellers at the Way out West Festival in Gothenburg. Photo: TT

Sweden's hottest music festivals for 2015

The clocks go forward this weekend and summer is on the horizon. With music festivals starting in the next few months, here are The Local's top tips to make sure you don't miss snapping up tickets for Sweden's hottest acts. READ  

Swedish royals' gender equal parenting praised
Princess Victoria visiting Seoul's national rehabilitation centre on Wednesday. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

Swedish royals' gender equal parenting praised

Sweden's Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel's gender equal approach to parenting has been making a splash on the couple's official visit to South Korea. READ  

Happy elderly Swedes are 'eternal teenagers'
Swedish pensioners are happier than their children. Photo: Shutterstock

Happy elderly Swedes are 'eternal teenagers'

Swedes are among the happiest people in Europe, according to new research. And happiest of all in the Nordic nation is the older rock 'n' roll generation in their 60s and 70s. The Local caught up with a couple of experts to find out why. READ  

What's on in Sweden
What's on in Sweden: March 19th-26th
Liquorice is on the menu in Stockholm this week. Photo: Lakritsfestivalen

What's on in Sweden: March 19th-26th

Your sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied this weekend in Stockholm with two yummy festivals under one roof. Comedy is on the menu in Norrköping on Saturday night and sky watchers across the country are also in for a treat. READ  

The Local Recipes
How to make traditional Swedish Waffles
Swedish waffles are different to Belgian ones. Photo: Mikaela Gustav/Image Bank Sweden

How to make traditional Swedish Waffles

Waffle day (Våffeldagen) is coming to Sweden on March 25th. What better way to celebrate the beginning of spring than with a recipe of these delicious gridded cakes. Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe with The Local. READ  

Hitchcock opera set to hit Gothenburg stage
The Gothenburg Opera. Photo: Torbjörn Skogedal/Image Bank Sweden

Hitchcock opera set to hit Gothenburg stage

One of Hitchcock's most acclaimed films, Notorious, will arrive to The Gothenburg Opera this autumn in what is believed to be a world first. READ  

Interview
'I can sing but I'd sign if I went to Eurovision'
Swedish signer Tommy Krångh. Photo: Private

'I can sing but I'd sign if I went to Eurovision'

Swedish TV signer Tommy Krångh, 48, talks to The Local about his global YouTube success, growing up with deaf parents and his dream of performing alongside Celine Dion. READ  

Video
Swedish TV song signer becomes global star
Melodifestivalen signer Tommy Krångh. Image: SVT/YouTube

Swedish TV song signer becomes global star

UPDATED: A Swedish sign language interpreter has become an overnight global celebrity after videos of his enthusiastic signing and dancing at this weekend's Melodifestivalen went viral. READ  

Melodifestivalen victory for Måns Zelmerlöw
Måns celebrating his victory at Friends Arena in Stockholm on Saturday. Photo: TT

Melodifestivalen victory for Måns Zelmerlöw

Swedish artist Måns Zelmerlöw is set to represent his country at this year’s Eurovision Song Competition after winning Melodifestivalen on Saturday night. READ  

Major weekend traffic disruption in Stockholm
A section of Stockholm's "The Northern Link" highway. Photo: TT

Major weekend traffic disruption in Stockholm

Weekend road users in the Stockholm area should leave the car at home, advises Sweden’s Transport Administration (Trafikverket). READ  

The Local's guide to Melodifestivalen mania
Sweden's Melodifestivalen hosts this year, comedian Robin Paulsson and Sanna Nielsen, who represented the country in Eurovision last year. Photo: Björn Lindgren/TT

The Local's guide to Melodifestivalen mania

What do a country singer from southern Sweden, a Sami reindeer herder born in Colombia and a former member of world famous disco pop group Alcazar have in common? They're all set to vie for the chance to represent Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest later this year in a live showdown on Saturday. READ  

The Local Recipes
How to make Swedish venison with liquorice
Marinated fillet of venison with liquorice sauce. Photo: John Duxbury

How to make Swedish venison with liquorice

Here's a traditional Swedish dish with a twist. Liquorice is very popular in Sweden and although it is usually associated with sweet dishes it goes really well with meats such as venison too. READ  

What's on in Sweden
What's on in Sweden: March 12th - 19th
Sanna Nielsen represented Sweden in Eurovision 2014 - who will win this year? Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

What's on in Sweden: March 12th - 19th

It's time to pick Sweden's Eurovision entry, so why not throw a Euro pop themed party this weekend? If that's not your style, there's also a French-Finnish indie pop gig, a Star Wars exhibition and a touching Somali concert to choose from. READ  

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
Gallery
Property of the week: Åreda
Sponsored Article
Why Stockholm is the 'Boston of Europe'
Was Swedish TV host too harsh on nationalist leader Åkesson?
National
Travelling over Easter? Don't miss our guide to rail disruption
Sponsored Article
'Sweden must embrace openness and diversity'
Blog updates

27 March

Celebrating Three Great English Exports In 2015 (The Diplomatic Dispatch) »

"Deputy Head of Mission Aidan Liddle joins us for another guest blog today. In 2015, England..." READ »

 

27 March

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

"Hi readers, Europe remains in shock following the Germanwings plane crash in the Alps that killed 150..." READ »

 
 
 
Scandinavian airlines change cockpit rules after Greenwings crash
National
Sweden remembers Nobel laureate Tomas Tranströmer
Politics
Why petrol prices are going up
Gallery
People-watching: March 28th
What's on in Sweden: March 26th - April 2nd
Stieg Larsson's partner blasts Millennium trilogy sequel
Society
How to never miss your favourite weekly features on The Local
Gallery
People-watching: March 25th
National
Which words are changing in Sweden's latest dictionary?
National
Is this house 'un-Swedish'?
National
Sweden pays tribute to victims of Germanwings Alps crash
National
Neo-Nazi activity rising in Sweden
National
How to make Swedish Waffles
Gallery
Property of the week: Torslanda - Hjuvik
National
Stray dog Arthur moves in with Swedish owners
Sponsored Article
Ten tips for succeeding as a start-up in Sweden
National
Sweden triples maximum limit at asylum centres
Gallery
People-watching: March 21st
National
Why elderly Swedes are among the world's happiest people
National
TIMELINE: Gothenburg shootings
National
Can Sweden's feminist party score success in neighbouring Norway?
National
Why Brits can't get enough of Sweden
Gallery
IN PICTURES: Sweden's solar eclipse
National
What's on in Sweden this week
Royal wedding countdown begins
National
Viking ring reveals Islamic ties
National
TIMELINE: Julian Assange sex allegations in Sweden
Gallery
People-watching: March 18th
National
One in three Russian diplomats are spies, says Sweden's Security Service
National
Hitchcock opera set to hit Gothenburg stage
Gallery
IN PICTURES: Northern Lights on show across Sweden
Technology
Why Swedish pop star Robyn is pushing for more girls in tech
Gallery
Property of the week: Umeå
National
Introducing Sweden's Eurovision 2015 entry Måns Zelmerlöw
Gallery
People-watching: March 13th - 15th
National
Why have Swedish prosecutors made a U-turn in Julian Assange case?
Sponsored Article
How Sweden and India can work together
Politics
Who's the new young leader of the Christian Democrats?
Travel
Why are Swedes so obsessed with Mallorca?
Gallery
Princess Estelle celebrates her mother's name day in Stockholm
National
What's on in Sweden this week
National
Obama's anti-Semitism team heads to Stockholm and Malmö
Sponsored Article
Expert US tax preparation for Americans in Sweden
Sponsored Article
Stockholm job fair helps immigrant entrepreneurs
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Germany

More news from Germany at thelocal.de

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

3,428
jobs available
PSD Media
PSD Media is marketing company that offers innovative solutions for online retailers. We provide modern solutions that help increase traffic and raise conversion. Visit our site at:
psdmedia.se