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Meet the 'super mothers' making a Stockholm suburb safer

Meet the 'super mothers' making a Stockholm suburb safer

A group of 'super mothers' have told The Local how they calmed the streets of a Stockholm suburb by commanding respect from the area's youths.

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Sweden struggles to achieve ambitious e-health dreams

Sweden struggles to achieve ambitious e-health dreams

Think a world-class public healthcare system, a stable of leading tech firms, and an impressive track-record of digital innovation make Sweden a shoe-in for the top spot globally in digital healthcare? Think again.

 
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'Flammable liquid' poured through mailbox of Stockholm family home in suspected arson attack

'Flammable liquid' poured through mailbox of Stockholm family home in suspected arson attack

Flammable liquid was poured through a Stockholm apartment's mailbox then set alight while a woman and her four children slept inside.

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'Malmö is a paradise for creative people'

'Malmö is a paradise for creative people'

Designer Susana Nakatani's career has taken her on a trek from Spain to France, Switzerland, Morocco, and Germany – to name just a few places.

But then she discovered Malmö – and she's here to stay. Susana tells The Local about her favourite places – and what makes the city perfect for a designer.

 
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The most 'Instagram-able' spots of Gotland: Europe's (second) best place

The most 'Instagram-able' spots of Gotland: Europe's (second) best place

Lonely Planet recently named Gotland second on its 2017 list of the best places to see in Europe. The Local rounds up some of the prettiest spots on the Swedish island.

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Why companies like Amazon love Stockholm

Why companies like Amazon love Stockholm

By now you may have heard that Sweden is the best country in the world to do business in. But do you know why?

 
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How is Sweden tackling its integration challenge?

How is Sweden tackling its integration challenge?

In the first of our Sweden In Focus series, The Local looks at how Sweden is trying to integrate the thousands of newcomers to the country in recent years.

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Why you should go to Zagreb this summer

Why you should go to Zagreb this summer

Zagreb is a favourite summer getaway for sun-and-fun loving Swedes. But they're not alone. Here are 8 great summer events that will have you booking a ticket!

 
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How Craft Academy is changing women's lives and careers

How Craft Academy is changing women's lives and careers

Sweden ranks among the best countries in the world in terms of gender equality. An exception is the tech industry, which still heavily dominated by men. One coding programme in Gothenburg and Stockholm is looking to change that statistic, one dedicated, passionate, hardworking woman at a time.

 
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Deregulation and freedom of choice have hurt Sweden's schools: Pisa head

Deregulation and freedom of choice have hurt Sweden's schools: Pisa head

But some positive steps have been taken to improve the situation, OECD education boss Andreas Schleicher thinks.

8 ways Stockholm University deepens environmental understanding

8 ways Stockholm University deepens environmental understanding

Sweden is one of the most sustainable countries in the world, and Stockholm University plays a critical role in this. ..

 
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Why the EU is more than bananas, borders, and Brexit

Why the EU is more than bananas, borders, and Brexit

Brexit has kept Europe and the EU in the headlines, but how many out there really understand the whole story?

 
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Swedish cities investigate new anti-terror measures

Swedish cities investigate new anti-terror measures

Eight out of 10 of Sweden's largest cities are investigating how security can be raised on streets and squares following the April 7th attack in Stockholm.

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The future of flying: inspired by nature

The future of flying: inspired by nature

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s...kind of both.

 
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Nordic fight to host Nordea heats up as rumours of Sweden departure swirl

Nordic fight to host Nordea heats up as rumours of Sweden departure swirl

A tug of war between Sweden, Denmark and Finland over where Nordic banking giant Nordea should base its head office in the future is beginning to heat up.

Malmö serves up mouth-watering new Street Food bonanza

Malmö serves up mouth-watering new Street Food bonanza

Foodies already know that Malmö is the place to go to get top-notch grub in Sweden. But the selection just got even better.

 
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Got allergies in Sweden? Here’s the guide for you

Got allergies in Sweden? Here’s the guide for you

Allergies come in all shapes and sizes, but whatever their form, they really are a pain. Sometimes literally. Here’s how to fight them – like a Swede!

 
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8 incredible buildings that prove wood is good

8 incredible buildings that prove wood is good

You don’t have to be an architect or a tree-hugger to be dazzled by this new generation of wooden buildings.

 
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Why two Americans have brought the keg party to Stockholm

Why two Americans have brought the keg party to Stockholm

The Local contributor Veronika Chlumska speaks to Mark Stein and Austin Davis, the two people behind the Katarina Kegger in Stockholm.

Introducing… the ultimate dating app for expats

Introducing… the ultimate dating app for expats

Finding love locally has never been easier. Find out why.

 
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Switzerland enjoys first ‘tropical’ night of the year

Switzerland enjoys first ‘tropical’ night of the year

Temperatures in the Italian-speaking southern Swiss region of Ticino surpassed 20 degrees in the night of Wednesday to Thursday, making it the country’s first ‘tropical’ night of the year.

 

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What international health plan best suits you?

What international health plan best suits you?

No two people and no two expat stories are the same – so why should health plans be?

 
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Online auctions 2017: design trends and insights from Barnebys

Online auctions 2017: design trends and insights from Barnebys

How has global demand for the most sought-after designers changed in last decade? A new report from leading art and auction search engine Barnebys reveals some surprising trends.

 
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The Beatles meet Hendrix in his prime: inside Stockholm's new music exhibition with Abba's Björn

The Beatles meet Hendrix in his prime: inside Stockholm's new music exhibition with Abba's Björn

Abba icon Björn Ulvaeus takes The Local through the new Gröna Lund Backstage exhibition, celebrating historic performances from The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and more.

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Sweden to fix rules that lead to deportations over admin slips

Sweden to fix rules that lead to deportations over admin slips

"If it's a small unintentional mistake there has to be the possibility to fix the error."