EXPLAINED: What changes about life in Sweden in December?
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EXPLAINED: What changes about life in Sweden in December?

Vaccine passes, a new prime minister (if all goes to plan this time), winter tyres and Christmas festivities. Here's what December has in store for Swedish residents.

Swedish word of the day: statsminister

Swedish word of the day: statsminister

How Sweden became the unlikely home of a booming wine-growing industry

How Sweden became the unlikely home of a booming wine-growing industry

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

ANALYSIS: How did politics in Sweden get so fiendishly complicated?
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ANALYSIS: How did politics in Sweden get so fiendishly complicated?

TODAY: Swedish parliament to vote on Magdalena Andersson again as prime minister

TODAY: Swedish parliament to vote on Magdalena Andersson again as prime minister

Driving in Sweden: When should you change to winter tyres?
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Driving in Sweden: When should you change to winter tyres?

The fast-growing Swedish city attracting global talent

The fast-growing Swedish city attracting global talent

“It still feels kind of unbelievable and really exciting to be here,” says Wade Wang, a few weeks into his new life in Skövde, a fast-growing city in central Southern Sweden. “Moving from China to Sweden was a very big step for us. But we got the opportunity to live and work together in another country, learn a different culture, and enjoy a different way of life. We see this in a very positive way.”

Meet the international entrepreneurs making Stockholm’s neighbourhoods vibrant

Meet the international entrepreneurs making Stockholm’s neighbourhoods vibrant

‘A real eye-opener’: the Swedish university future-proofing careers

‘A real eye-opener’: the Swedish university future-proofing careers

How to become a Lord or Lady (and help save the Scottish Highlands)

How to become a Lord or Lady (and help save the Scottish Highlands)

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Swedish schools: a day in the life of an international boarding student

International boarding schools: what’s it really like?

Boarding schools are a rarity in Sweden. But one historic school, in a magnificent forest setting near Stockholm, counts around 200 boarders among its 700 students. Here, a student from Germany talks us through a typical day and how the boarding experience is allowing her to reconnect with her Swedish family roots.

Studying in Sweden: seven tips for perfecting your application letter

Studying in Sweden: seven tips for perfecting your application letter

Winter escapes: treat yourself with a trip to the ‘Venice of the north’

Winter escapes: treat yourself with a trip to the ‘Venice of the north’

Here’s how to learn Swedish if you have a medical degree

Here’s how to learn Swedish if you have a medical degree

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Working in Sweden: five reasons to protect your income

Working in Sweden: five reasons to protect your income

Uncertainty is a fact of life even at the best of times and much of what we thought was certain or secure has proven to have shaky foundations over the past couple of years. Long-term unemployment in Sweden recently hit a record level of 190,000, while tens of millions of jobs have been lost worldwide due to the pandemic.

How to pay less when sending money abroad from Sweden

How to pay less when sending money abroad from Sweden

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READERS REVEAL: Five tricks for winning the apartment hunt in Sweden
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READERS REVEAL: Five tricks for winning the apartment hunt in Sweden

The best tips always come from those who've been there, done that. The Local's readers share their top tactics for successfully finding, viewing and buying your first apartment in Sweden.

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

Swedish vocabulary: The words and phrases you need to survive the job hunt

Swedish vocabulary: The words and phrases you need to survive the job hunt

In many companies across Sweden, English is the working language, but understanding at least some Swedish will serve you well in the search for a job.

Eight essential Swenglish words the world should adopt right now
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Eight essential Swenglish words the world should adopt right now

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

Nine spooky spots and ghosts around haunted Sweden
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Nine spooky spots and ghosts around haunted Sweden

As the days grow darker and the Swedish weather chillier, The Local lists some of the most haunted places in the Nordic country to help you get into the Halloween spirit.

COMPARE: What Covid rules are in place for the ski season across Europe?
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COMPARE: What Covid rules are in place for the ski season across Europe?

Cinnamon Bun Day: Six sticky facts about Sweden’s beloved bun

Cinnamon Bun Day: Six sticky facts about Sweden’s beloved bun

‘Impfpflicht’: How will Austria’s mandatory vaccination law work in practice?
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‘Impfpflicht’: How will Austria’s mandatory vaccination law work in practice?

The Austrian Federal Government has announced mandatory Covid-19 vaccination from February 2022. What will that mean in reality and how will it work?

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Denmark does not rule out new travel restrictions after Omicron variant detected

Denmark does not rule out new travel restrictions after Omicron variant detected

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Is Switzerland delaying imposing new measures due to Covid referendum?
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Is Switzerland delaying imposing new measures due to Covid referendum?

This week in France: What you need to know

This week in France: What you need to know

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