What should international parents know about Sweden’s migration law?
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What should international parents know about Sweden’s migration law?

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.

Sweden expects to issue more work permits as labour market recovers

Sweden expects to issue more work permits as labour market recovers

IN NUMBERS: How freelance profits in Sweden compare to actual salaries
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IN NUMBERS: How freelance profits in Sweden compare to actual salaries

Coronavirus: The latest news about the outbreak in Sweden
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Coronavirus: The latest news about the outbreak in Sweden

European travellers warned they may have to self-isolate in UK

European travellers warned they may have to self-isolate in UK

IN PICTURES: Your best Sweden autumn snaps

IN PICTURES: Your best Sweden autumn snaps

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
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Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

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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Reader’s story: How I adapted to Sweden’s cashless society

Reader’s story: How I adapted to Sweden’s cashless society

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.

How climate change is changing northern Sweden and the people who live there

How climate change is changing northern Sweden and the people who live there

SAS ‘fighting for survival’ as Nordic airline’s shares plunge

SAS ‘fighting for survival’ as Nordic airline’s shares plunge

Volvo sets share price as it gears up for Stockholm stock exchange listing

Volvo sets share price as it gears up for Stockholm stock exchange listing

Swedish word of the day: borgerlig

Swedish word of the day: borgerlig

Buying vs renting in Sweden: Which is best?
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Buying vs renting in Sweden: Which is best?

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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Covid-19 case at Malmö conference: Handshakes were ‘avoided’

Covid-19 case at Malmö conference: Handshakes were ‘avoided’

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.

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

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

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’

EXPLAINED: Who can actually get a Swedish Covid pass?
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EXPLAINED: Who can actually get a Swedish Covid pass?

‘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

How to analyse a Swedish housing association’s finances before you buy an apartment
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How to analyse a Swedish housing association’s finances before you buy an apartment

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.

Is Sweden’s housing shortage on the way to getting solved?

Is Sweden’s housing shortage on the way to getting solved?

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

Ribbons, fences and 3G: How will Christmas markets look this year in Austria?
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Ribbons, fences and 3G: How will Christmas markets look this year in Austria?

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.

Denmark deports Danish-born man for weapons offences

Denmark deports Danish-born man for weapons offences

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Reader question: Does Switzerland celebrate Halloween?
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Reader question: Does Switzerland celebrate Halloween?

Spanish rail company to bid for Paris to London route

Spanish rail company to bid for Paris to London route