Which Swedish banks still let foreign citizens apply for a BankID?
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Which Swedish banks still let foreign citizens apply for a BankID?

New BankID rules mean that foreign citizens may no longer be able to apply for the electronic ID online. And some banks have as a result blocked the service entirely for those who don't hold a Swedish passport or national ID. Here's what The Local has been told by banks.

Foreign citizens in Sweden blocked from BankID after several banks roll out new rules

Foreign citizens in Sweden blocked from BankID after several banks roll out new rules

Swedish security police investigate drone sightings at nuclear power plants

Swedish security police investigate drone sightings at nuclear power plants

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

KEY TIPS: How to take the best pictures of the Northern Lights
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KEY TIPS: How to take the best pictures of the Northern Lights

‘Never have I seen so few old trees around’: What’s happening to Sweden’s forests?

‘Never have I seen so few old trees around’: What’s happening to Sweden’s forests?

10 hacks that make life in Stockholm much easier
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10 hacks that make life in Stockholm much easier

The video series shining a light on personal European stories

The video series shining a light on personal European stories

Every day we are confronted with news and views on the many issues that concern us in 21st century Europe. But as a new year begins, could it be time to get a fresh perspective on some of those big topics, whether it's migration, climate change or political polarisation?

Have an impact: five ways to shape a better world in 2022

Have an impact: five ways to shape a better world in 2022

How Stockholm’s foodtech scene is helping people and planet

How Stockholm’s foodtech scene is helping people and planet

The world’s most powerful languages: which one will you learn in 2022?

The world’s most powerful languages: which one will you learn in 2022?

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New data: is sending money from Sweden to your country getting cheaper?

New data: is sending money from Sweden to your country getting cheaper?

The cost of international money transfers from Sweden to a host of countries worldwide has fallen significantly in recent years, according to new data. But how much have costs fallen by and which countries are showing the greatest progress?

A parent’s guide: choosing a preschool or international school in Sweden 

A parent’s guide: choosing a preschool or international school in Sweden 

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My first year in Sweden: ‘It’s OK to lighten up and like your country a little’

My first year in Sweden: ‘It’s OK to lighten up and like your country a little’

Learn Swedish. Get a personnummer. Go cashless. Moving to a new country means going through a series of 'firsts'. The Local reader Alexander de Nerée writes about some of the challenges, quirks and adventures he has faced since moving to Sweden.

When will Sweden have daylight again? 
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When will Sweden have daylight again? 

Lucia with Sweden’s vaccine pass: How my daughter’s friends’ relatives got blocked
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Lucia with Sweden’s vaccine pass: How my daughter’s friends’ relatives got blocked

Swedish word of the day: slarva

Swedish word of the day: slarva

Here's how to tell your partner they've done a bad job of the washing up.

Swedish word of the day: pålägg

Swedish word of the day: pålägg

What are the Covid rules in place at ski resorts across Europe?
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What are the Covid rules in place at ski resorts across Europe?

The winter spike in Covid infections across Europe means another ski season will take place under health restrictions and recommendations. Here's what you need to know about the rules in different countries.

Nine spooky spots and ghosts around haunted Sweden
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Nine spooky spots and ghosts around haunted Sweden

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