Sweden launches bid to become world’s top tourism destination by 2030

Sweden launches bid to become world’s top tourism destination by 2030

Forget the pyramids, the canals of Venice or the Eiffel Tower – the Swedish government has presented a plan to make Sweden the world's most attractive tourism destination by 2030 – but it's not yet clear how.

Ten key questions to help you plan your Swedish pension now
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Ten key questions to help you plan your Swedish pension now

Swedish car company Volvo announces stock exchange debut

Swedish car company Volvo announces stock exchange debut

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
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Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Swedish word of the day: vuxenpoäng

Swedish word of the day: vuxenpoäng

‘Dagens’ lunch specials – an unexpected window into Swedish society
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‘Dagens’ lunch specials – an unexpected window into Swedish society

Swedish foreign minister to visit Israel and Palestine

Swedish foreign minister to visit Israel and Palestine

International careers: why a ‘growth mindset’ is your key to success

International careers: why a ‘growth mindset’ is your key to success

If you’re following an international career path, what are the key ingredients in your recipe for success? Not so long ago, it would have been all about your qualifications and past experience. Today, the crucial question is: 'Do you have a growth mindset or are you stuck with a fixed mindset?'

The international school in Stockholm where children find their ‘gift’ – and give it away

The international school in Stockholm where children find their ‘gift’ – and give it away

The one-minute city: how Stockholm is going ‘hyperlocal’

The one-minute city: how Stockholm is going ‘hyperlocal’

Threats to humanity: is social media as dangerous as nuclear weapons?

Threats to humanity: is social media as dangerous as nuclear weapons?

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Return to travel: taking the stress out of flying to or from Stockholm

Return to travel: taking the stress out of flying to or from Stockholm

It’s been a long time since many of us thought about flying. But Sweden's Foreign Ministry recently lifted its advice to avoid non-necessary travel and air passenger numbers are picking up. If you’re now ready to fly again, here are some essential tips for making your experience easier and less stressful.

Why this little-known university is Sweden’s secret weapon against climate change

Why this little-known university is Sweden’s secret weapon against climate change

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Covid-19 case at Malmö conference: Handshakes were ‘avoided’

Covid-19 case at Malmö conference: Handshakes were ‘avoided’

Handshakes were "avoided as much as possible" at an international Holocaust conference in Sweden, a government spokesperson told The Local after the Latvian president Egils Levits tested positive for Covid-19.

New Swedish Covid-19 guidelines from November: no tests for double vaccinated

New Swedish Covid-19 guidelines from November: no tests for double vaccinated

Covid pass may be ready for everyone vaccinated in Sweden ‘later in autumn’

Covid pass may be ready for everyone vaccinated in Sweden ‘later in autumn’

EXPLAINED: Who can actually get a Swedish Covid pass?
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EXPLAINED: Who can actually get a Swedish Covid pass?

Why do Swedes and Danes insist on pretending they speak the same language?
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Why do Swedes and Danes insist on pretending they speak the same language?

There's something heroic about the way Danes and Swedes insist on trying to communicate with one another using their own languages, but more often than not end up nodding, smiling, and only pretending to understand. Why not give up and just speak English?

OPINION: Sweden’s Covid travel ban is getting more and more absurd

OPINION: Sweden’s Covid travel ban is getting more and more absurd

OPINION: Sweden’s new migration act will send international talent elsewhere

OPINION: Sweden’s new migration act will send international talent elsewhere

Is Sweden’s housing shortage on the way to getting solved?

Is Sweden’s housing shortage on the way to getting solved?

So many flats and houses are now being built in Sweden that the country's housing shortage could be over within just six years, a new prognosis from state mortgage provider SBAB has found.

Sweden’s first case against an overpriced rental goes to court – two years after law change

Sweden’s first case against an overpriced rental goes to court – two years after law change

Swedish employers told not to let language be a barrier to hiring staff

Swedish employers told not to let language be a barrier to hiring staff

Sweden's jobs agency has urged employers to consider hiring people with limited Swedish skills to fill vacancies, as new stats show a labour shortage amid falling unemployment.

What does Sweden’s re-opening mean for jobs and the economy?

What does Sweden’s re-opening mean for jobs and the economy?

Cinnamon Bun Day: Six sticky facts about Sweden’s beloved bun

Cinnamon Bun Day: Six sticky facts about Sweden’s beloved bun

On October 4th, Swedes celebrate National Cinnamon Bun Day in honour of their favourite sweet treat, but why have a special day dedicated to a sugary snack? The Local has got its teeth into six scrumptious facts about the nation's most popular pastry.

How to pick mushrooms in Sweden like you’ve been doing it all your life
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How to pick mushrooms in Sweden like you’ve been doing it all your life

What you need to know before trying Sweden’s fermented herring

What you need to know before trying Sweden’s fermented herring

Covid-19 in Austria: Follow all the latest developments

Covid-19 in Austria: Follow all the latest developments

Catch up on the latest Covid-19 news and current statistics in The Local's new roundup.

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Feriepenge: Denmark’s vacation pay rules explained
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Feriepenge: Denmark’s vacation pay rules explained

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EXPLAINED: How to find cheap train tickets in Switzerland
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EXPLAINED: How to find cheap train tickets in Switzerland

How to retire to France
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How to retire to France

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