Sweden rolls out tanks on Baltic island over Russia tensions

Sweden rolls out tanks on Baltic island over Russia tensions

In an unusual move, Sweden deployed armoured combat vehicles and armed soldiers to patrol streets on the island of Gotland on Friday in response to increased "Russian activity" in the region, the military said.

‘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

How to use all your parental leave in Sweden before it expires
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How to use all your parental leave in Sweden before it expires

The essential insurance many foreigners in Sweden forget to sign up for
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The essential insurance many foreigners in Sweden forget to sign up for

Swedish Prime Minister tests positive for Covid-19

Swedish Prime Minister tests positive for Covid-19

Sweden’s Eurovision trials cancel live tour amid rising Covid numbers

Sweden’s Eurovision trials cancel live tour amid rising Covid numbers

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?

Five ways you can be a better world citizen in 2022

Five ways you can be a better world citizen in 2022

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

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

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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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.

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

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

Your best route to cracking the Swedish job market in 2022

Your best route to cracking the Swedish job market in 2022

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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: jultomte

Swedish word of the day: jultomte

Here's the next word in The Local's Christmas-themed word of the day series, running from December 1st to Christmas Eve.

Swedish word of the day: pumla

Swedish word of the day: pumla

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

KEY POINTS: What’s in Austria’s vaccine mandate bill?
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KEY POINTS: What’s in Austria’s vaccine mandate bill?

The Austrian government on Sunday announced the details of its draft law on a sweeping vaccine mandate for those over 18 years old. Here are the crucial takeaways.

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Danish word of the day: uenig
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Danish word of the day: uenig

Denmark

‘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?

Tragedy on French slopes as 5-year-old girl killed by skier

Tragedy on French slopes as 5-year-old girl killed by skier

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