Swedish migration law changed in 2021. Now, everyone applying for a non-EU residence permit must do so with valid photo ID – even children. Read on to see what international parents who have a baby in Sweden should know about this law, and how it will affect you.
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.
Learn Swedish. Get a personnummer. Go cashless. Moving to a new country means going through a series of 'firsts'. The Local's reader Alexander de Nerée writes about some of the challenges, quirks and adventures he has faced since moving to Sweden.
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.
Christmas markets across Austria are set to go ahead this year, although exactly how things will look has been a bit up in the air. Here’s what you need to know.