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No-deal Brexit 'would create problems all over the place': The Local meets Sweden's EU minister

No-deal Brexit 'would create problems all over the place': The Local meets Sweden's EU minister

Read the second part of The Local's interview with Sweden's EU minister about Brexit and more.

Take your soul on vacation to Croatia's stunning Orebić harbour

Take your soul on vacation to Croatia's stunning Orebić harbour

Find Croatia on a map and turn your attention south. It's there you'll find Orebić, an idyllic harbour on Croatia's Pelješac peninsula.

 
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Sweden 'cannot guarantee Brits' future in no-deal Brexit', EU minister tells The Local

Sweden 'cannot guarantee Brits' future in no-deal Brexit', EU minister tells The Local

EXCLUSIVE: In an interview with The Local, Sweden's EU minister said he was currently unable to guarantee what the status of Brits in Sweden would be one year after a no-deal Brexit, but said he was confident that "any problems will be sorted out".

‘No other place in Europe has such as high density of talent’

‘No other place in Europe has such as high density of talent’

London has always had a certain allure that pulls in entrepreneurs from near and far. As one of the world’s most connected cities, a top financial centre and a multicultural melting pot, countless professionals from Europe and beyond are drawn to London like moths to a flame.

 
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Don't miss out on these Swedish tax deductions when you declare
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Don't miss out on these Swedish tax deductions when you declare

Currently in the process of filling in your Swedish tax return? Make sure you don't miss out on any tax deductions you may be eligible for. The Local highlights some of the more common ones here.

What is the ‘Swedish dream’ and where can you find it?

What is the ‘Swedish dream’ and where can you find it?

Writer Paul Connolly explains why Sweden’s High Coast is home to the ‘Swedish dream’ and how moving there can help you to find life’s Swede spot.

 
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Unemployment falls among immigrants in Sweden

Unemployment falls among immigrants in Sweden

More and more foreign-born job-seekers are getting a foot into the Swedish labour market, new statistics suggest.

Mayor of Stockholm: ‘You can be a mother and a fantastic politician’

Mayor of Stockholm: ‘You can be a mother and a fantastic politician’

Mayor of Stockholm Anna König Jerlmyr talks about her vision for the city's future, why she wants more girls to play chess and what makes Stockholm 'A Woman's Place'.

 
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Trains across Öresund Bridge stopped on Saturday

Trains across Öresund Bridge stopped on Saturday

Trains across the Öresund Bridge between Sweden and Denmark will be stopped for 24 hours from 1pm on Saturday while maintenance work is carried out.

Sweden’s real Michelin star foodie heaven might surprise you

Sweden’s real Michelin star foodie heaven might surprise you

Copenhagen and Stockholm are undeniably trailblazers within the New Nordic cuisine movement. Not to mention both capitals are home to ethnic restaurants catering to every taste. But an argument could be made that Scandinavia’s ultimate destination for dining may, in fact, be Malmö.

 
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Swedish word of the day: krog

Swedish word of the day: krog

Here's a word you'll probably want to learn early on after coming to Sweden.

10 surprising things you never knew about FrankfurtRheinMain

10 surprising things you never knew about FrankfurtRheinMain

Frankfurt isn’t as diverse as Berlin? It’s too sleepy to rival Hamburg’s raucous nightlife? It can’t rival Munich’s great outdoors? The German finance capital is often characterized as provincial. But a closer look shows that it has great things to offer.

 
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Taking an exchange semester in Sweden as a US student: 7 key things to keep in mind

Taking an exchange semester in Sweden as a US student: 7 key things to keep in mind

Applying to an exchange programme can be truly stressful, considering each application and country has its own set of unique requirements. For those coming to Sweden from a US university, here are the key things to bear in mind when wading through the administrative parts of the application.

#MySweden: 'My neighbourhood has a reputation for being an area for boring rich people'

#MySweden: 'My neighbourhood has a reputation for being an area for boring rich people'

Every week a new reader takes over The Local's Instagram to show us their Sweden. Today, James Brown from the United States shows us his part of Stockholm.

Sweden’s cultural gem is just 30 minutes from Stockholm

Sweden’s cultural gem is just 30 minutes from Stockholm

Head north instead of south when you touchdown at Stockholm Arlanda and in less than 20 minutes you’ll arrive in Uppsala. Sweden’s fourth-largest city is around 30 minutes by train from Stockholm but shouldn’t be dismissed as a second-rate satellite city.

 
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Apple hits back at Spotify in anti-competition row

Apple hits back at Spotify in anti-competition row

Apple has hit back at Spotify's accusations of stifling competition in the online music market, saying the Swedish streaming giant was trying to reap benefits without paying their costs.

Alternative ways to stay in touch with your loved ones

Alternative ways to stay in touch with your loved ones

Moving abroad can be daunting, especially if you’re used to regularly seeing close friends and family. It might not be as easy to drop in for a cup of coffee but with a bit of effort you can maintain and even strengthen your relationships.

 
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How to maximize your Swedish pension – even if you're not planning to stay
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How to maximize your Swedish pension – even if you're not planning to stay

How the Swedish pension works, and what you need to do about yours – even if you don't plan to stay in Sweden long-term.

The Swedish way: How Gothenburg is shaping the future of transportation

The Swedish way: How Gothenburg is shaping the future of transportation

The future is never far from the mind in Gothenburg. The city is in the midst of massive urban development programme that will nearly double its size, making room for 45,000 new inhabitants and 60,000 jobs in the city centre by 2030.

 
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Ring to bind: Will Malmö's new rail line fight segregation?

Ring to bind: Will Malmö's new rail line fight segregation?

When Malmö mayor Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh and a group of local politicians stepped off a specially chartered train in the troubled district of Rosengård in December, she made big claims for the new ring line she was launching.

How we learned to embrace our awkward existence as a multicultural family in Sweden
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How we learned to embrace our awkward existence as a multicultural family in Sweden

A couple of beers made us realize we might never exactly "fit in" in Sweden. But in our third year here, we have come to terms with being different.

Volcano hunters comb Skåne for evidence of ancient eruptions

Volcano hunters comb Skåne for evidence of ancient eruptions

When you think volcanoes, you probably think Hawaii or Sicily rather than Skåne. But Sweden's southernmost county, is littered with more than 200 basalt plugs testifying to its volcanic past.

Opinion: Low-paid jobs for foreigners aren't the solution to an unequal labour market

Opinion: Low-paid jobs for foreigners aren't the solution to an unequal labour market

A scheme aiming to give more foreigners a 'fast-track' into the Swedish job market is more problematic than it seems, and ignores many of the issues non-Swedes face on the job market, writes The Local reader Princess Jimenez in this opinion piece.

Welcome to The Local Sweden's Book Club

Welcome to The Local Sweden's Book Club

The Local is launching a book club, and we want you to be involved.

Taste test: What's the fuss about Swedish semlor?

Taste test: What's the fuss about Swedish semlor?

Tomas Spragg Nilsson meets up with The Local Sweden's editor Emma Löfgren to find the best semla in Stockholm.

13 inspiring Swedish women whose stories you should know

13 inspiring Swedish women whose stories you should know

From historical figures to contemporary icons, Swedish women have broken boundaries around the globe.

Sweden Democrat proposes building mosque to attract immigrants up north

Sweden Democrat proposes building mosque to attract immigrants up north

A Sweden Democrat politician from Kramfors, on Sweden's northern Baltic coast, is facing possible expulsion after proposing that his municipality build a mosque to draw more immigrants to the city.

Number of people in 'insecure' rentals has doubled in a decade: report

Number of people in 'insecure' rentals has doubled in a decade: report

The number of people in Sweden living with insecure rental contracts has risen significantly over the past decade, a new study from Swedish radio shows.

Ikea recalls mislabelled marshmallow treats

Ikea recalls mislabelled marshmallow treats

Swedish furniture giant Ikea announced on Tuesday that it was recalling frozen chocolate-covered marshmallow treats that had been labelled improperly and may pose an allegory risk.

The tree that was there when Sweden changed for good

The tree that was there when Sweden changed for good

The image of a tree in the middle of Drottningholmsvägen in 1916 tells of a world at war and a country on the verge of a major transformation.

Europe

One in ten wage earners in Denmark is foreign national

One in ten wage earners in Denmark is foreign national

The number of foreign citizens employed in Denmark has increased by 75,000 since 2014, according to figures from Statistics Denmark.

 

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