Employers in Sweden pay taxes and pension payments for each employee, so if you go freelance, you end up having to pay them yourself. The accountancy firm Frivision has estimated for The Local how profits from a solo company correspond to a salary as an employed person.
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.
A journalist from the AFP news agency visits the far north of Sweden, where global warming is happening three times faster than in the rest of the world.
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.
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.
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.
When you buy an apartment in Sweden, you're usually actually buying into a housing association (bostadsrättsförening), and it's crucial to understand the state of their finances to make sure your investment is secure.
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.
A new cross-border collaboration to match Swedish job seekers with Danish employers aims to solve the late-pandemic labour crises in both countries.
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.
The different systems to measure the risk and spread of Covid in Austria can be complicated to understand, so here's a look at how they work.