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Almedalen 2015
BLOG: Sweden's political power forum - Day Eight
Liberal Party leader Jan Björklund. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

BLOG: Sweden's political power forum - Day Eight

July 05, 2015

The Swedish Liberal Party tried to score some new support after a year of plummeting in the polls, with leader Jan Björklund taking centre stage on the final day of Almedalen.

Hollywood stars join Stockholm Gumballers

May 23, 2015

The 17th Gumball rally starts in Stockholm on Sunday and among the more famous participants in their luxury rides are Hollywood notables Dolph Lundgren and David Hasselhoff.

Swedish ice hockey team reported for 'Indian' logo

May 05, 2015

Swedish ice hockey club Frölunda Indians have caused a stir after they were reported to Sweden's Equality Ombudsman for their logo depicting a Native American. But the case does not count as discrimination, a spokesman for the government agency has told The Local.

The Local List
The ultimate guide to Sweden's party leaders
Sweden's Prime Minister (centre) along with the country's Green Party leaders: Photo: TT

The ultimate guide to Sweden's party leaders

April 27, 2015

Two are pregnant, four are under 40 and nearly half are women. The Local's beginners' guide to Swedish political leaders reveals who has clung on to power and whose heads have rolled in the months since Sweden's general election in September 2014.

Christian Democrats elect first female leader

April 25, 2015

Sweden’s Christian Democrats on Saturday unanimously elected Ebba Busch Thor as the party’s leader, replacing Göran Hägglund. At 28, she’s the youngest person to ever lead a Swedish party in parliament.

Christian Democrat party leadership race heats up

March 02, 2015

The leadership battle in Sweden’s right-wing Christian Democrat Party is heating up. On Monday the contest was narrowed down to two candidates, Ebba Busch Thor and Jakob Forssmed.

'Nobel prize leaks could be given the boot'

February 20, 2015

Leaking names of writers shortlisted for Sweden's Nobel literature prize may disqualify them from the prestigious award, the head of the jury has warned.

One dead as piping hot water floods Lund

February 07, 2015

One man has died in a bus accident after a burst heating pipe caused near boiling water to flood streets in Lund in southern Sweden on Friday evening.

Scandinavian couple pick up Sundance gong

February 04, 2015

It was another golden day for Scandinavian cinema on Wednesday as a Swedish-Danish couple picked up an award at one of the biggest film festivals in the US.

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