Sweden rolls out Covid-19 booster shot to over-65s

Sweden rolls out Covid-19 booster shot to over-65s

Sweden will offer a third Covid-19 vaccine dose to everyone over the age of 65 – and in due course the booster shot will be offered to all adults, said Swedish health officials.

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Swedish agency’s bizarre translation fail: ‘Why did you need a baby?’

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

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Swedish word of the day: vemod

Swedish petrol prices jump to new record high

Swedish petrol prices jump to new record high

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

International money transfers: how to find the best deals in Sweden

International money transfers: how to find the best deals in Sweden

Transferring money between countries is big business. According to UN estimates, roughly one billion people worldwide either send or receive international transfers. But did you know there's a state-financed transfer comparison service in Sweden that's fast, transparent and completely free to use?

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

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The Swedish city that gives you more out of life

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Threats to humanity: is social media as dangerous as nuclear weapons?

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The one-minute city: how Stockholm is going ‘hyperlocal’

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

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

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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?

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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.

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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

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Buying vs renting in Sweden: Which is best?

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

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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. 

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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.

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Ten key questions to help you plan your Swedish pension now

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

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How to pick mushrooms in Sweden like you’ve been doing it all your life

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What you need to know before trying Sweden’s fermented herring

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Denmark registers most Covid-19 infections in a day since January

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Norwegian oil company doubles revenue as gas prices surge  

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New museum honours dark scandal of France’s past

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