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My Swedish Career
'I was only supposed to stay in Sweden for a few months'
Dan Paech, the founder of Run With Me Stockholm. Photo: Private

Meet Dan Paech, 31, the Australian who found his entrepreneurial path in Stockholm.

What's on in Sweden
Five alternative ways to celebrate Swedish Midsummer
An 'Untraditional Midsummer' at Södra Teatern is among the alternative ways to celebrate Sweden's big summer holiday this weekend. Photo: Södra Teatern

From drag queens to big dippers, and even some Latin flair, The Local looks at five alternative ways to take part in Sweden's biggest summer holiday.

What's on in Sweden
Five unusual musical events in Sweden this week
Photo: Rodrigo Rivas Ruiz/imagebank.sweden.se

Summer in Sweden brings plenty of concerts and festivals of all varieties. Here are some of the quirkiest ways to have a musical week, whatever your taste.

Sweden’s best summer city revealed
Sweden's best summer city? Photo: Christian Alsing/Creative Commons

The best Swedish city to visit in the summer has been revealed, and the big hitters have been outdone by an unlikely winner.

Mediators call striking Swedish pilots to negotiations
The walkout comes during a peak travel season, and has hit charter groups hard. Photo: TT

Third day of airport chaos with 26,000 passengers affected.

20,000 stranded as Swedish pilots strike for second day
Sunday's flight cancellations were expected to affect another 26,000 travellers. Photo: TT

Around 20,000 passengers were stranded on Saturday after Scandinavian airline SAS cancelled 159 flights due to a Swedish pilots' strike and warned of another 220 flight cancellations on Sunday.

Swedish pilot strike hits 20,000 passengers
159 flights are affected with up to 20,000 passengers affected. Photo: Mikael Fritzon/TT

The strike by 400 Scandinavian Airlines pilots, called on Friday evening after talks broke down between the Swedish Pilots 'Association (SPF) and the employers' organisation, hit air passengers hard on Saturday with more than 150 flights cancelled.

Snowmen in summer?! This is northern Sweden right now
A kid in Kiruna finishes off building a summer snowman. Photo: Johan Ylitalo

No, your eyes do not deceive you, this is a picture of a kid building a snowman in June.

SAS profits slump despite cheap fuel costs
SAS passengers at Copenhagen Airport. Photo: Christian Als/Scanpix

The Scandinavian carrier suffered a 38 percent profit tumble.

Hundreds of Swedish pilots go on strike
Passengers at Arlanda airport on Friday. Photo: Sören Andersson/TT

UPDATED: Thousands of passengers could be affected.

What's on in Sweden
Six unique places to watch Euro 2016 in Sweden
Funny wigs and face paint are not obligatory, but recommended. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

In Sweden for the European Championships? Lucky you! Check out our pick of six of the most special venues to watch the tournament from.

SAS pilots threaten largest strike in years
The strike would be particularly bad news for passengers at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Photo: Johan Nilsson / TT / NTB scanpix

Up to 800 pilots in Norway and Sweden could go on strike by the end of the week.

The Local List
Seven reasons Gothenburg is way cooler than Stockholm
Gothenburg: cooler than you think. Photo: Beatrice Törnros/Göteborg & Co

Seen enough of Stockholm? Give Gothenburg's mixture of seafood restaurants, bustling bars and local coffee houses a go.

Swedish man dies at Austrian rock festival
The New Danube is a channel of the main river. Photo: Paul Gillingwater

A Swedish man who was attending the Rock in Vienna festival in Austria has drowned after going for a swim in a channel of the Danube river.

The Local Recipes
Three super bizarre but totally Swedish recipes
Great recipes for a Swedish dinner. Photo: Susanne Walström/imagebank.sweden.se

Put together the perfect Swedish dinner using these top-three regional delicacies from all corners of Sweden.

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