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How Stockholm is helping you have a healthier 2018

How Stockholm is helping you have a healthier 2018

Find out how Stockholm is leading the way in the global health tech revolution.

 
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Your ultimate guide to the best shopping spots in Stockholm
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Your ultimate guide to the best shopping spots in Stockholm

Sweden has a reputation for style and the nation's capital is a haven for shopaholics – once you know where to go. Here's The Local's beginner's guide to Stockholm's shopping scene in 2018, from the latest designer stores and independent boutiques to handy malls.

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How to see a doctor in Sweden without leaving your home

How to see a doctor in Sweden without leaving your home

Wave goodbye to hours wasted in the doctor's waiting room.

 
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Your ultimate guide to the best shopping spots in Stockholm
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Your ultimate guide to the best shopping spots in Stockholm

Sweden has a reputation for style and the nation's capital is a haven for shopaholics – once you know where to go. Here's The Local's beginner's guide to Stockholm's shopping scene in 2018, from the latest designer stores and independent boutiques to handy malls.

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Meet Sweden’s most family-friendly ski resort

Meet Sweden’s most family-friendly ski resort

Family ski holidays are wonderful and chaotic in equal measure. Luckily, there’s a Swedish ski resort designed with every member of the family in mind.

 
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Swedish minister on Google charm offensive

Swedish minister on Google charm offensive

Enterprise and Innovation Minister Mikael Damberg is in London to discuss the tech scene in Sweden and the UK with his British counterparts – and also hopes to convince Google to expand its operations in Sweden.

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Swedish star Lykke Li sells her bohemian chic Stockholm apartment: in pictures

Swedish star Lykke Li sells her bohemian chic Stockholm apartment: in pictures

Swedish indie electro pop singer Lykke Li is selling her bohemian chic Stockholm apartment. Step inside to see what a celebrity home looks like in Sweden.

How will Brexit affect UK pension holders living abroad?

How will Brexit affect UK pension holders living abroad?

Find out what you can do to protect your UK pension from hefty taxes.

 
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Sweden to boost job-matching programme for new arrivals

Sweden to boost job-matching programme for new arrivals

Sweden is injecting millions into a programme focused on matching newly arrived immigrants with jobs requiring their specific skills and competences.

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Could this be Sweden’s most vegan-friendly city?

Could this be Sweden’s most vegan-friendly city?

Malmö may be famous for its falafel, but there’s more to its vegan offering than everyone’s favourite fried chickpea balls.

 
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Breaking down Sweden's anti-Semitism problem

Breaking down Sweden's anti-Semitism problem

How big a problem is anti-Semitism in Sweden, and what is the country doing to prevent it? The Local's Sweden in Focus series looks at the situation in detail.

How Stockholm International School is shaping tomorrow’s world leaders

How Stockholm International School is shaping tomorrow’s world leaders

The school's Model United Nations has been featured in a new promotional video produced by ITN and the International Baccalaureate.

 
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WATCH: Spaniards try Swedish fermented herring, with hilarious results

WATCH: Spaniards try Swedish fermented herring, with hilarious results

"You're sure this isn't out of date? Absolutely certain?"

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The one underrated thing that makes any relocation easier

The one underrated thing that makes any relocation easier

When you’re living in a new country, this can suddenly become a necessity in ways you might not have realised.

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

Five top tips for foreigners buying an apartment in Sweden
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Five top tips for foreigners buying an apartment in Sweden

Planning to buy your first apartment in Sweden? These five tips should help make the process smoother.

Bringing up kids multilingual in Sweden: the tales of six families
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Bringing up kids multilingual in Sweden: the tales of six families

In Sweden, 200 different languages are spoken and the number of multilingual families is growing. But just how do you manage it, how do the children feel, and are there any challenges? The Local spoke to six families to learn about life in more than one language.

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Warning of 'non-operational government' in Italy was misunderstood: Juncker

Warning of 'non-operational government' in Italy was misunderstood: Juncker

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday he had been "totally misunderstood" when he warned Brussels was prepared for a worst-case scenario after Italian elections next month.

 

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Make a difference volunteering overseas in 2018

Make a difference volunteering overseas in 2018

There's no better time than the start of a new year to help bring about positive change in the world. Find out why scores of young idealists are signing up to change people's lives for the better by volunteering abroad.

 
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WATCH: Five tips for safe winter driving in Sweden

WATCH: Five tips for safe winter driving in Sweden

The winter season brings new risks for drivers, sometimes ones you didn't even anticipate. Make sure you stay safe on Sweden's roads even when temperatures drop.

'Banning mobile phones in Swedish schools is as obvious as banning smoking'

'Banning mobile phones in Swedish schools is as obvious as banning smoking'

Mobile phone usage in schools is hurting the health and relationships of children, so it's time to ban them during class time, argue three Swedish child health experts.

The real reason for Stockholm’s massive Slussen redevelopment

The real reason for Stockholm’s massive Slussen redevelopment

Amid the ferocity of the protests to ‘Save old Slussen!’, the real -- and potentially devastating -- reason for the controversial redevelopment has effectively been drowned out.

 
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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.

Swedish recipe: how to make super thin rye crispbread

Swedish recipe: how to make super thin rye crispbread

Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe for thin crispbread (tunt knäckebröd).

These are Sweden's most (and least) popular ministers

These are Sweden's most (and least) popular ministers

The latest edition of a yearly poll measuring voter approval of Sweden’s ministers is in, and with less than a year left until the next general election in the country it provides plenty of food for thought.

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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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