The Swedish city that gives you more out of life

The Swedish city that gives you more out of life

We all want more out of life. But exactly what do you want more of? Whether it's free time, connection with nature, or career opportunities, this fast-growing Swedish city – in a fantastic location between Stockholm and Gothenburg – really ought to be on your radar.

Think management is boring? How this international business school is proving you wrong

Think management is boring? How this international business school is proving you wrong

International careers: Five steps to developing a ‘growth mindset’

International careers: Five steps to developing a ‘growth mindset’

The international school in Stockholm perfecting the art of giving

The international school in Stockholm perfecting the art of giving

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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

The devastating impact of climate change and the need for positive solutions is increasingly apparent all around the world. Sweden is recognised for its progressive approach to many issues, including sustainability – find out how one university is punching far above its weight in this area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

You may already have spotted a few bylines from Becky Waterton, The Local’s new full-time reporter based in Malmö. Here’s a chance for her to introduce herself with an article on one of her favourite topics – lunch.

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?

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

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

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

Ten essential Sámi words that you might not have heard before

Ten essential Sámi words that you might not have heard before

There are about ten Sámi languages alive today, spoken across the northern parts of Scandinavia and eastern Russia. But they are among the many Indigenous languages around the world that are at risk of disappearing. 

How to talk about the weather with Swedes
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How to talk about the weather with Swedes

How Denmark plans to attract more workers from Sweden

How Denmark plans to attract more workers from Sweden

A new cross-border collaboration to match Swedish job seekers with Danish employers aims to solve the late-pandemic labour crises in both countries.

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

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

Can I get Austria’s Covid green pass without an e-card?

Can I get Austria’s Covid green pass without an e-card?

Regardless of what type of insurance you have, you’re likely to have an e-card. But what if you don't - and you want to get the green pass in Austria?

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Denmark piles up pumpkin production for scarier Halloween

Denmark piles up pumpkin production for scarier Halloween

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How to get Swedish citizenship or stay permanently in Sweden
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How to get Swedish citizenship or stay permanently in Sweden

French drug boss arrested in Moroccan hospital

French drug boss arrested in Moroccan hospital

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