The international school in Stockholm where children find their ‘gift’ – and give it away

The international school in Stockholm where children find their ‘gift’ – and give it away

Pablo Picasso once said: ”The meaning of life is to find your gift, and the purpose of life is to give it away.” After the CEO of this Stockholm school challenged students to rise to this challenge, The Local finds out how two children with international backgrounds are doing just that – with impressive results.

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

From bored intern to global fame: The Swedish peace campaigner changing the world

From bored intern to global fame: The Swedish peace campaigner changing the world

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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.

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New Swedish Covid-19 guidelines from November: no tests for double vaccinated

New Swedish Covid-19 guidelines from November: no tests for double vaccinated

The Swedish Public Health Agency has announced a change in the Covid-19 guidelines. From November 1st, fully vaccinated individuals will no longer be required to take a Covid-19 test before returning to work after they recover – with a few exceptions.

Covid pass may be ready for everyone vaccinated in Sweden ‘later in autumn’

Covid pass may be ready for everyone vaccinated in Sweden ‘later in autumn’

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EXPLAINED: Who can actually get a Swedish Covid pass?

Sweden’s new Covid rules for travel from the UK
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Sweden’s new Covid rules for travel from the UK

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?

There's something heroic about the way Danes and Swedes insist on trying to communicate with one another using their own languages, but more often than not end up nodding, smiling, and only pretending to understand. Why not give up and just speak English?

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

OPINION: Sweden’s new migration act will send international talent elsewhere

OPINION: Sweden’s new migration act will send international talent elsewhere

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

Swedish employers told not to let language be a barrier to hiring staff

Swedish employers told not to let language be a barrier to hiring staff

Sweden's jobs agency has urged employers to consider hiring people with limited Swedish skills to fill vacancies, as new stats show a labour shortage amid falling unemployment.

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What does Sweden’s re-opening mean for jobs and the economy?

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

Draft ‘Asterix’ story revealed by French author’s daughter

Draft ‘Asterix’ story revealed by French author’s daughter

The daughter of Rene Goscinny, one of the duo behind indomitable French comic-book star Asterix, has revealed that her father left a draft story featuring the Roman-bashing Gaulish warrior unfinished.

EXPLAINED: What’s the difference between getting Danish citizenship and becoming a permanent resident?
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EXPLAINED: What’s the difference between getting Danish citizenship and becoming a permanent resident?

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EXPLAINED: How to find cheap train tickets in Switzerland

One hurt in French nightclub shooting over Covid pass

One hurt in French nightclub shooting over Covid pass

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