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RECAP: Brits in Europe vent anger after May postpones Brexit vote

RECAP: Brits in Europe vent anger after May postpones Brexit vote

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has formally told the UK Parliament that the vote has been postponed because there is not enough support for the current backstop solution to avoid a hard border in Ireland. She has said she will go back to the EU to improve on the deal, especially with regards to the backstop. Rights groups in Europe have expressed anger that the vote was postponed.

Parents at Stockholm International School get an instant social life

Parents at Stockholm International School get an instant social life

The older you get, the harder it is to make new friends. Throw moving to a new country into the mix and you can suddenly feel very lonely. Stockholm International School understands the challenges parents face when moving abroad and uses its tight-knit PTA to ease the relocation.

 
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#SwedishChristmas: The foreign traditions embedded in Swedish Christmas
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#SwedishChristmas: The foreign traditions embedded in Swedish Christmas

Every day until Christmas Eve, The Local explains the unique history behind Swedish Christmas traditions in our own Advent calendar.

Five reasons to meet up in Geneva in 2019

Five reasons to meet up in Geneva in 2019

Together is a powerful word. It’s one that - no matter what - evokes feelings of love and joy. Geneva, a Swiss gem at the gateway to the Alps, is the ideal place to get together in 2019, and this is why.

 
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UK can cancel Brexit before March 29th without EU’s consent, ECJ rules

UK can cancel Brexit before March 29th without EU’s consent, ECJ rules

A new option has become available to the UK in the Brexit process as the European Court of Justice ruled that revoking Article 50 unilaterally is a possibility.

Seven things to consider before switching jobs in Sweden

Seven things to consider before switching jobs in Sweden

For expats in Sweden, finding a job to begin with can be a challenge in itself. So leaving your stable job to scout the job market might seem like a terrifying prospect. However, scary as it is, it’s not impossible...

 
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The best things to do to get in a festive mood in Malmö this Christmas

The best things to do to get in a festive mood in Malmö this Christmas

Ignore the grey skies and rain, this is the weekend that Malmö gets into the festive spirit! Here's The Local’s guide to all the traditional Christmassy things you can get up to in Sweden's third city.

VIDEO: Is this Sweden's craziest winter tradition?

VIDEO: Is this Sweden's craziest winter tradition?

Who says you have to bundle up for outdoor fun in Sweden during the winter?

 
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Everything you need to know about the Nobel Prize ceremony

Everything you need to know about the Nobel Prize ceremony

The glitziest event of the year is about to kick off in Stockholm. Here's what you need to know about the Nobel Prize ceremony.

Six jobs that can’t be stolen by robots

Six jobs that can’t be stolen by robots

As labour automation becomes a reality, robots are no longer just the domain of sci-fi movies and paranoid conspiracy theorists.

 
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What makes exchange students come back to Sweden?
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What makes exchange students come back to Sweden?

Thousands of exchange students come to Sweden every year and then leave. But some of them come back – sometimes for good. We asked them why.

Accommodation 101: How to rent an apartment in Sweden

Accommodation 101: How to rent an apartment in Sweden

To describe it as ‘difficult’ to find a rental apartment in Sweden would be an understatement. In fact, it can be such a pain that some people give up altogether and move elsewhere. Don’t be one of them, here are some tips to help you navigate the Swedish rental market.

 
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Who's running the country? Your questions about the Swedish election
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Who's running the country? Your questions about the Swedish election

Everything (or at least some of the things) you want to know about the Swedish election but are too cool to ask.

How to be happier: Five Swedish studies that can actually help

How to be happier: Five Swedish studies that can actually help

While no quick fix can instantly make you happier, these Stockholm University studies may help to turn that frown upside down.

 
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My Swedish Career: How falling ill inspired this Canadian’s start-up in Sweden

My Swedish Career: How falling ill inspired this Canadian’s start-up in Sweden

For Canadian Denise Fernandes, it was the less-than-happy experience of falling victim to Sweden’s notorious vinterkräksjuka that led to her setting up her own business in Stockholm. Here she speaks to The Local about what she’s learnt as a North American in Scandinavia.

Christmas in Stockho-ho-holm: Five wintry must-dos in the city

Christmas in Stockho-ho-holm: Five wintry must-dos in the city

It’s not quite Lapland, but Stockholm is among the most magical places in the world at Christmas. There’s often a sprinkling of snow, a clutter of Christmas markets and just enough Julmys (Christmas cosiness) to really get you in the festive spirit.

 
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Europe

This small Mediterranean capital is the perfect winter city break

This small Mediterranean capital is the perfect winter city break

Valletta, Malta’s small but mighty capital, still feels like one of the Med’s undiscovered gems. But it won’t stay that way for long. The Local’s commercial editor, Sophie Miskiw, explored 2018's Capital of Culture and can’t wait to go back.

 
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Stockholm stock exchange suffers worst day of 2018

Stockholm stock exchange suffers worst day of 2018

The Stockholm stock exchange plunged by 2.8 percent on Thursday, making it the worst trading day of 2018.

Estonia: As Nordic as the Nordics?

Estonia: As Nordic as the Nordics?

Our geographically-savvy readers are probably already aware that Estonia is not part of the Nordics (yet). It is, however, very close to its Nordic neighbours, both physically and culturally.

 
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#BecomingSwedish: A Brit's ultimate bucket list journey to citizenship

#BecomingSwedish: A Brit's ultimate bucket list journey to citizenship

"Do I really have what it takes to be a Swede?" wonders Tomas Spragg Nilsson, who is planning on becoming a Swedish citizen soon to keep working here after Brexit.

QUIZ: Which influential Icelander are you?

QUIZ: Which influential Icelander are you?

Iceland may have a population of just over 330,000 people (all with equally unpronounceable names) but that doesn't stop it churning out a stream of globally-renowned people. Take our quiz to discover your Icelandic spirit animal.

 
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Swedes' flight habits carry heavy climate burden

Swedes' flight habits carry heavy climate burden

The idea of hopping on a plane and escaping to a warmer locale is incredibly appealing to most people in Sweden, particularly at this time of year.

Stockholm's best-known businesses pledge to further gender equality

Stockholm's best-known businesses pledge to further gender equality

Around a hundred of Stockholm’s best-known businesses have publicly declared their commitment to gender equality. But what does it really mean for companies like Truecaller, King and Klarna to call themselves A Woman’s Place?

 
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Swedish word of the day: bärs

Swedish word of the day: bärs

One of the tough things about learning a language is when people you speak to don't stick to the script and vocabulary lists from your textbook. Today's word is one such example: while you may have learned that Swedish for 'beer' is 'öl', often you'll hear people say 'bärs' instead.

Want to know how to be a super-successful immigrant parent in Sweden? So do I...
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Want to know how to be a super-successful immigrant parent in Sweden? So do I...

Parenting is challenging in the best of circumstances. Let's not even talk about being an immigrant parent. No, actually, let's.

Ericsson says sorry after millions hit by smartphone glitch

Ericsson says sorry after millions hit by smartphone glitch

Ericsson apologized for a glitch in their software which caused tens of millions of customers in, at least, the UK and Japan to be unable to use data.

Members' quiz: How well do you know Swedish food?
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Members' quiz: How well do you know Swedish food?

Do you know your pickled herring from your Swedish meatballs? Try The Local's food quiz and see if you're as knowledgeable as a Swedish chef.

7 things you (maybe) didn’t know about Dolph Lundgren

7 things you (maybe) didn’t know about Dolph Lundgren

Dolph Lundgren is back on the big screen in the recently-released ‘Creed II’.

Ten historic pictures that show life in Sweden in the early 1900s

Ten historic pictures that show life in Sweden in the early 1900s

From a mixed-gender swimming pool to strikes and demonstrations – Sweden was a country transforming into a more modern society in the beginning of the 20th century. Here are ten pictures that show what that looked like.