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The power of cooperation: the secret to Swedish success?

The power of cooperation: the secret to Swedish success?

Is the Swedish approach to leadership really as special as people think? The Local asks a non-Swedish manager at telecom giant Ericsson for a frank appraisal of Swedes' so-called 'lagom' leadership style.

 
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Seven reasons why I will always love Christmas in Sweden

Seven reasons why I will always love Christmas in Sweden

As a foreigner on Swedish soil it's tempting to miss home at this time of the year, but these days there are plenty of reasons I love being here for Christmas.

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The former refugee working with asylum seekers

The former refugee working with asylum seekers

After a family history of forced migration, Haneen Abdel Khaleq is now dedicated to helping others in similar situations.

 
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Sweden's 'Laser Man' killer goes on trial in Germany

Sweden's 'Laser Man' killer goes on trial in Germany

John Ausonius, one of Sweden's most notorious far-right killers has appeared in court in Germany for the first day of the trial over the murder of an Auschwitz survivor in Frankfurt 25 years ago.

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Ebenezer Scrooge: 'Why I hate Swedish Christmas'

Ebenezer Scrooge: 'Why I hate Swedish Christmas'

Five quick questions with Ebenezer Scrooge, who’s in Stockholm performing in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol until 31st December.

 
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'Sweden is being discriminatory towards other EU citizens': Swedish MEP on personal number problems

'Sweden is being discriminatory towards other EU citizens': Swedish MEP on personal number problems

Cecilia Wikström told The Local she is "ashamed" of the difficulty some EU citizens have getting a personal identity number (personnummer) in Sweden.

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Working on the front line in Stockholm's vulnerable suburbs

Working on the front line in Stockholm's vulnerable suburbs

The Local spoke to police and firefighters to find out what it is really like working on the ground in Stockholm's most socio-economically vulnerable neighbourhoods.

12 things expats miss most from home at Christmas

12 things expats miss most from home at Christmas

Whether you approach Christmas with all the fervour of Buddy the Elf or all the disdain of the Grinch, there’s no denying yuletide as an expat can be hard.

 
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RECIPE: How to make Swedish saffron buns for Lucia

RECIPE: How to make Swedish saffron buns for Lucia

Swedes love to indulge on traditional Lucia saffron buns ('lussekatter') on December 13th. Food writer John Duxbury shares his favourite recipe with The Local.

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Making life in Stockholm easier: The Local’s A-Ö guide

Making life in Stockholm easier: The Local’s A-Ö guide

Anyone who has moved or is thinking about moving to Stockholm will want to check this out.

 
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The secret to landing your dream job at a Swedish tech startup

The secret to landing your dream job at a Swedish tech startup

The Local asked some of Sweden's best-known tech companies and startups for their insider tips about what they look for in international talent.

The Swedish university where students tackle real-world problems

The Swedish university where students tackle real-world problems

Ranked among the world’s best young universities in the QS Top 50 Under 50, Linköping University (LiU) uses innovative learning techniques that prepare its students to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

 
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Ikea praised for making Swedish language pöpular around the world

Ikea praised for making Swedish language pöpular around the world

Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad and his business were given the Nordic Language Award of 2017 for introducing Scandinavian language and culture to a global audience.

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'Things were going really well in India, but I wanted a taste of a foreign lifestyle'

'Things were going really well in India, but I wanted a taste of a foreign lifestyle'

Living in one country and working in another isn't a conventional way of life, but Divya Sharma has made a habit of pursuing adventure.

Find out why Stockholm is much bigger than most people think

Find out why Stockholm is much bigger than most people think

Stockholm’s ‘strength in numbers’ attitude has become a surprising secret weapon for the Swedish capital, leading to a string of international companies setting up operations in the region.

 
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How a Stockholm-trained lawyer became a global LGBTQ rights star

How a Stockholm-trained lawyer became a global LGBTQ rights star

Herman M. Duarte came to Stockholm University from El Salvador to study commercial arbitration law. When he left, pop star Ricky Martin was among a growing legion of supporters praising this emerging human rights powerhouse.

 
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Could the Sweden Democrats leave Sweden ungovernable after the election?

Could the Sweden Democrats leave Sweden ungovernable after the election?

Could the 2018 Riksdag election produce an outcome similar to Germany, where the main parties struggle to form a government? The Local asked politics experts for their analysis.

Why America's gun culture made us raise our children in Sweden

Why America's gun culture made us raise our children in Sweden

The Local's columnist Victoria Martínez, who grew up in Texas in the US, writes about why she and her husband have chosen to raise their children in Sweden.

VIDEO: Is this Sweden's ultimate weekend getaway?

VIDEO: Is this Sweden's ultimate weekend getaway?

It's been affectionately dubbed "The Friendliest City in Sweden".

 
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Swedish banks allow investment in nuclear weapons: report

Swedish banks allow investment in nuclear weapons: report

Several Swedish banks allow investment in companies that manufacture nuclear weapons, according to an analysis.

Dads in Sweden are taking more parental leave than ever

Dads in Sweden are taking more parental leave than ever

But while Sweden is ahead of most countries in the share of parental leave allocated to fathers, things are far from equal.

The secret to booking the ultimate Swedish ski vacation

The secret to booking the ultimate Swedish ski vacation

Just because there’s no snow on the ground doesn’t mean it’s too early to start planning a ski trip in Sweden this winter.

 
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These were Sweden’s most streamed artists on Spotify this year

These were Sweden’s most streamed artists on Spotify this year

Music streaming giant Spotify has revealed the artists and songs people listened to most in 2017.

A beginner's guide to healthcare in Sweden

A beginner's guide to healthcare in Sweden

Everything you need to know in case you accidentally eat a bad herring!

 
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Europe

Italian government slams Ryanair for warning staff not to strike

Italian government slams Ryanair for warning staff not to strike

Ryanair’s attempts to stop its staff in Italy going on strike are “shameful”, the Italian economy minister said on Wednesday.

 

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Opinion: 'Give half of research grants to women, then we'll have more women Nobel Prize winners'

Opinion: 'Give half of research grants to women, then we'll have more women Nobel Prize winners'

After a Nobel banquet celebrating another year's crop of winners -- all of them male -- Swedish MP Linda Snecker argues that the country must do more to promote and recognize the scientific achievements of women.

Meet the Swede who's taking over EasyJet

Meet the Swede who's taking over EasyJet

Swedish travel veteran Johan Lundgren was named chief executive of British low-cost airline EasyJet on Friday.

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