• Sweden's news in English
 
Surprise growth spurt for Sweden's economy
Sweden's economy is growing faster than expected. Photo: TT

Surprise growth spurt for Sweden's economy

Sweden's economy grew more than expected at the end of last year, with GDP rising by 1.1 percent between the third and fourth quarter, according to new figures from Statistics Sweden. READ  

Should Swedish second hand shops pay VAT?
Vintage and charity stores are all the rage in Sweden. Photo: Tuukka Ervasti/Image Bank Sweden

Should Swedish second hand shops pay VAT?

Sweden's second hand store scene is booming but a long-running row over whether charity shops should pay tax on sales (VAT) is yet to be sewn up. On Thursday the EU said it wouldn't take action against Sweden if it decided all not-for-profit firms could be exempt, but the Swedish government and tax agency weren't yet in agreement. READ  

Sweden rapped for 'too white' company boards
A business meeting in Sweden. Photo: Henry Trygg/Image Bank Sweden

Sweden rapped for 'too white' company boards

The ten largest listed companies in Sweden are being criticised for failing to display diversity on company boards, with just eleven out of ninety top staff having a non-European background according to the latest figures. READ  

Presented by Regus
Ten tips for succeeding as a start-up in Sweden

Ten tips for succeeding as a start-up in Sweden

Swedish start-ups seem to be all the rage these days. As the country’s ranks of entrepreneurs continue to grow, The Local offers some tips for establishing a successful Swedish start-up from a company that’s been in the game for decades. READ  

Athletes help with escalator shutdown
A shot from the video Reebok made about the athletes. Photo: TT

Athletes help with escalator shutdown

With 39 subway station escalators still out of action in the Swedish capital as a precaution after a woman was hurt in an accident last weekend, athletes have been carrying tired travellers up the stairs. READ  

Swedish food giant vows action over Danish pigs
Sweden is importing more and more pork. Photo: Ingvar Karmhed/SvD/SCANPIX

Swedish food giant vows action over Danish pigs

UPDATED: Swedish supermarket giant Ica has promised action after it emerged that hundreds of thousands of underweight piglets are killed every year in Denmark by banging their heads against the floor. READ  

The Local List
Ten Swedish start-ups you haven't heard of

Ten Swedish start-ups you haven't heard of

...but soon will. Had enough of the hype around Spotify, Klarna, and Candy Crush? Here’s the next wave of spectacular Swedish start-ups you need to know about in 2015. READ  

Gothenburg launches 'scientist' air link to UK
What AstraZeneca's new UK headquarters will look like. Picture: Herzog & de Meuron

Gothenburg launches 'scientist' air link to UK

Flights between Sweden's second city and Cambridge in the UK take off next Monday, with the move designed to improve travel for staff working for Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca in both locations. READ  

Rare Nobel prize goes under the hammer
Simon Kuznet's prize. Photo: Nate D Sanders

Rare Nobel prize goes under the hammer

Tired of being passed over for Sweden’s most prestigious prize? You can buy your own later this month when a Nobel award goes up for sale later this month, only the fifth time in history that a prize has been put forward for auction. READ  

Talks to stop milk trade in Sweden turning sour
Swedes' changing diet habits have put a squeeze on dairy farmers. Photo: Pawel Flato/SCANPIX

Talks to stop milk trade in Sweden turning sour

Falling milk consumption at home and an increasingly tough global market has put a squeeze on Swedish dairy farmers, who on Wednesday were set to meet the Minister for Rural Affairs Sven-Erik Bucht at a round of crisis talks. 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  

Opinion
Sweden should ban free 'slavery' job trials
Shopping around for staff is very different to grocery shopping. Photo: Nico Södling/Image Bank Sweden

Sweden should ban free 'slavery' job trials

Asking people to participate in unpaid job trials before they are offered full-time employment is a ruthless way to exploit them and the practice should be banished, writes Leif Håkansson from Swedish labour union IF Metall for this week's debate article. 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  

Swedish bond-buy plan could spread elsewhere
Sweden's Riksbank. Photo: TT

Swedish bond-buy plan could spread elsewhere

Sweden's non-eurozone neighbours could follow a new bond-buying plan to stave off falling prices and trigger a round of money printing to thwart untimely currency rises against the weakening euro, according to analysts. READ  

Tetra Pak heir is latest Swede in HSBC scandal
Sigrid Rausing. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

Tetra Pak heir is latest Swede in HSBC scandal

Sigrid Rausing, the granddaughter of Tetra Pak founder Ruben Rausing, has been accused of storing her fortune in a secret HSBC Swiss bank account to avoid paying taxes. READ  

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
Gallery
IN PICTURES: Super cute sloth twins charm visitors to Swedish zoo
Lifestyle
Meet Sweden's first woman chef to win a Michelin star
Lifestyle
What's on in Sweden: February 26th - March 5th
Accelerated for Ice Music
What is Bob Dylan's guitarist doing in northern Sweden?
Features
How well do you know Sweden's top celebrity couples?
Blog updates

27 February

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

"Our most read story this week got picked up by global media from Al Jazeera to..." READ »

 

18 February

The mysterious -s, part 2 (The Swedish Teacher) »

"-s expressing “each other” (reciprocal verbs) You have most likely used this form of the verbs..." READ »

 
 
 
Business & Money
Are company boards 'too white' in Sweden?
Gallery
People-watching: February 25th
Technology
Sweden is dubbed second most 'digital' nation in European Union
National
Why more Swedes want a sex change
Sponsored Article
Ten tips for succeeding as a start-up in Sweden
National
The return of Sweden's Ace of Base
National
Why has Julian Assange's case been going on for so long?
National
'21' or 'IS'? Swedish police confuse birthday with Islamist extremism
National
Spring has sprung in Sweden
Gallery
Property of the week: Ängelholm
National
How to never miss your favourite weekly features on The Local
Business & Money
Ten Swedish start-ups you haven't heard of (yet)
National
Is Sweden home to the world's oldest living cat?
Gallery
IN PICTURES: The life and career of Fredrik Reinfeldt
Gallery
IN PICTURES: Princess Estelle through the years
National
Why are Swedish Jews worried?
Sponsored Article
Tourist or lifer: what sort of expat are you?
Gallery
People-watching: February 19th-22nd
National
'Racist' bird names banned in Sweden
Lifestyle
What's on in Sweden this week
National
Nobel prize to go under hammer
National
Swede named 'Fanny' banned from getting UK loyalty card
National
Spotlight on the Swedes that could be funding Islamists
Sponsored Article
Are you an American expat? How to face FATCA
Gallery
People-watching: February 18th
National
Is a chocolate crime wave sweeping across Sweden?
National
What we know about the Copenhagen shootings suspect
National
Danish Ambassador: 'We'll live our lives the way we always have'
National
What does this '90s pop act have to do with a former minister?
Lifestyle
How to embrace Sweden's creamy semla bun tradition
National
Did this Swedish hotel really refuse a gay couple?
National
Why are so many escalators down on Stockholm's Metro?
Gallery
Property of the week: Kungsbacka
National
Can Zlatan's tattoo stunt help end world hunger?
Gallery
People-watching: February 14th
Lars Vilks
National
Who exactly is controversial Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks?
Lifestyle
VIDEO: How to tackle Sweden's bizarre mating rituals
Sponsored Article
'Immigration is critical' for Stockholm’s future
Lifestyle
How to make traditional Swedish blackberry pie
National
What the weak krona means for expats and visitors to Sweden
National
What's in a Swedish meatball?
National
Spotlight on 32 Swedish Isis fighters killed in Syria and Iraq
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

986
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
Counselling and Psychotherapy in English
Sometimes living in another culture can cause stress, confusion and feelings of sadness and loneliness. Talking to a professional psychotherapist/counsellor might help you. I am a UKCP Reg. psychotherapist. My practice is in Södermalm, Stockholm.
Contact me to discuss your options