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

Find out what's going on in Sweden today with The Local's short roundup of the news in less than five minutes.

Driving in Europe: What are the Covid rules and checks at road borders?

Driving in Europe: What are the Covid rules and checks at road borders?

Why do Swedish teenagers drive small and excruciatingly slow cars?
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Why do Swedish teenagers drive small and excruciatingly slow cars?

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

EXPLAINED: How to get the flu vaccine in Sweden
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EXPLAINED: How to get the flu vaccine in Sweden

Reader question: Can I get the flu vaccine for free in Sweden?
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Reader question: Can I get the flu vaccine for free in Sweden?

The Swedish words you need to learn ahead of flu season
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The Swedish words you need to learn ahead of flu season

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 business school is proving you wrong

Think management is boring? How this business school is proving you wrong

International careers: why a ‘growth mindset’ is your key to success

International careers: why a ‘growth mindset’ is your key to success

The international school in Stockholm perfecting the art of giving

The international school in Stockholm perfecting the art of giving

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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.

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

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

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

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

Whether you've moved to Sweden for the long haul, plan to stay for just a few years, or are choosing to retire to the Scandinavian country... this guide is for you.

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

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

Austrian opposition calls for free all-day childcare

Austrian opposition calls for free all-day childcare

Austria's centre-left opposition has renewed calls for free all-day childcare, arguing that documents from the corruption probe into ex-chancellor Sebastian Kurz show he sabotaged a previous effort to introduce this.

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How and where to get the cheapest fuel in Denmark
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How and where to get the cheapest fuel in Denmark

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Ten things Zurich residents take for granted

Ten things Zurich residents take for granted

How Paris will spend €250 million on making city ‘100 % bike friendly’

How Paris will spend €250 million on making city ‘100 % bike friendly’

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