Sweden sets tentative date for lifting Covid restrictions

Sweden sets tentative date for lifting Covid restrictions

Sweden may lift most of its Covid restrictions starting February 9th, if the ongoing outbreak of the Omicron variant peaks by then and vaccinations continue apace, Health Minister Lena Hallengren told a press conference on Wednesday.

EU countries agree to simplify travel rules with Covid certificates

EU countries agree to simplify travel rules with Covid certificates

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

International parents in Sweden: How do you feel about the Omicron outbreak?

International parents in Sweden: How do you feel about the Omicron outbreak?

Covid-19: Record-high case numbers and Swedish school closures

Covid-19: Record-high case numbers and Swedish school closures

COVID NEWS: The latest facts and figures about the pandemic in Sweden
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COVID NEWS: The latest facts and figures about the pandemic in Sweden

How new Swedish government bill plans to crack down on e-scooters

How new Swedish government bill plans to crack down on e-scooters

Five tech solutions to make your international life easier

Five tech solutions to make your international life easier

If you live abroad or frequently cross borders, staying on top of everything in your personal and working life can be challenging. But in today’s world, there are a host of innovative technologies that can help you to simplify things. 

VIDEO: How Gothenburg is leading the world towards emission-free travel

VIDEO: How Gothenburg is leading the world towards emission-free travel

Living in Europe: five tips for using your consumer power

Living in Europe: five tips for using your consumer power

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

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

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How Stockholm’s foodtech scene is helping people and planet

How Stockholm’s foodtech scene is helping people and planet

“I really love cheese and I wanted to tackle a really difficult problem," says Sorosh Tavakoli. The Local discovers why one entrepreneur is bringing talent from around the world to Stockholm to create plant-based cheeses (and fight climate change). And why this is just one example of the exciting projects taking shape in the city to create a better food system.

The video series shining a light on personal European stories

The video series shining a light on personal European stories

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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Why The Local’s IES story has caused such a stir in Sweden

Why The Local’s IES story has caused such a stir in Sweden

An investigative article by The Local into what it's like to work as a foreign teacher at Sweden's largest free school chain, IES, has raised eyebrows and sparked much debate. Here's why it is such a controversial issue – and why its impact goes beyond just teachers.

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’

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

NAKED SHOCK! And the other unique tabloid words you’ll see in Sweden

NAKED SHOCK! And the other unique tabloid words you’ll see in Sweden

You won't learn them in your Swedish for Immigrants class and you probably won't even hear them in daily conversation. But you can't avoid them, because they are splashed across every tabloid frontpage in Sweden. Here's what they mean.

Swedish word of the day: slarva

Swedish word of the day: slarva

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

Will Austria ease its Covid restrictions soon?

Will Austria ease its Covid restrictions soon?

Calls for removing some of Austria's stringent Covid-19 measures are growing, but the Health Minister has not yet given any sign that the restrictions will be removed in the near future.

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Government advisors say Denmark can end Covid-19 restrictions on February 1st

Government advisors say Denmark can end Covid-19 restrictions on February 1st

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The rules Swiss cross-border shoppers in France and Italy should know
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The rules Swiss cross-border shoppers in France and Italy should know

France outlaws ‘conversion therapy’ for LGBTQ people

France outlaws ‘conversion therapy’ for LGBTQ people

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