'Trump's views on Russia could be a problem if Sweden wants to join Nato'

ANALYSIS: Donald Trump's presidency has the potential to be a stumbling block for Sweden's future relationship with Nato, a security policy expert has told The Local.


'Moving to Gothenburg gave me the ultimate work-life balance'

Forest strolls. Seaside vistas. And a job at Volvo Cars. Learn how one woman moved with her family to Gothenburg and why stories like hers are becoming increasingly common in west Sweden.


Success of Swedish 'escape Trump' campaign 'regrettable for the world'

More than 800 Americans applied for one position in Sweden designed to help them 'escape Donald Trump'.


A Swedish guide to the best of New York

New York: the city that never sleeps, and never fails to impress. And it's closer to Sweden than you might think!



Increased xenophobia or business as usual? Swedes on life in Brexit Britain

The Local spoke to Swedes in the UK to find out first hand how their lives had changed following the Brexit vote, if at all. Here's what they had to say.


5 reasons UK expats should get healthcare help from home

Navigating the health care system in another country can be tough, and even when it all works out, sometimes you just miss the comfort of the system back home. But there's a solution.


Countdown to Jokkmokk's Sami market under way

Fewer than 3,000 people live in Jokkmokk, north of the Arctic Circle. But in just a fortnight, more than 40,000 visitors are expected to descend on the town for the annual winter market.


Yes, housing construction in Stockholm is booming

Find out just how many new homes will be built in Stockholm in the coming years.


Opinion: Why the West should not follow Trump's lead

Journalist Edinah Masanga writes about why she thinks Donald Trump's election makes it even more important for Sweden to be a champion for human rights.

Living and working in Sweden: the ultimate guide

Got a question about living, working, or running a business in Sweden? A new guide for expats and professionals probably has the answer.


Sweden has the world's third most expensive Big Macs: report

And the world's third most expensive, the UK's Economist magazine has reported in the 2017 edition of its famous Big Mac Index.

Gudrun Rógvadóttir: 'We're Nordic, and that's a huge advantage'

Ever heard of Faroese wool? Gudrun Rógvadóttir tells The Local about life on the Faroe Islands, tradition, and how a unique jumper epitomizes the Nordic-but-not nature of this isolated society.


This Swedish ad helps robots get parental leave and work-life balance

The ad campaign for a Swedish trade union confederation shows robots demanding parental leave and a retirement plan.

Becoming an expat: where to start

Making the decision to move abroad isn't something to be taken lightly. There's plenty of boxes to be ticked, forms to be filled out, and general planning to be done. But where do you actually start?


30 Swedish movies you must see before you die

Film buff Christian Ekvall picks out 30 definitive Swedish movies you must see to understand the soul of the country's cinema.


New film chronicles Norwegian effort to give Finland a mountain

Although the Norwegian government has resisted public pressure to offer a mountain summit to neighbouring Finland as part of its independence centenary celebrations, the idea is far from dead.



Swedish food: How to make salmon gratin

Food writer John Duxbury shows us how to turn this simple meal with salmon and potatoes into a special delight.


Is it a good idea to paint your apartment white?'s Amanda Strömberg asks two experts about what you should think about if you want to paint your entire home white.