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Strike action brings ports across Sweden to a standstill

Strike action brings ports across Sweden to a standstill

Around 1,000 workers in ports around the country were involved in strike action on Wednesday, affecting the movement of goods in and out of Sweden.

PODCAST: How to bring a gender equality policy to life

PODCAST: How to bring a gender equality policy to life

The Local’s Sophie Miskiw speaks with Johanna Lundin, CEO and founder of Equalate, a Stockholm-based consultancy service dedicated to developing equality, diversity and inclusion within organisations.

 
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Members' guide: How to save money despite living in Sweden
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Members' guide: How to save money despite living in Sweden

Sweden is many things, but budget-friendly is not one of them... at least, not unless you know some tricks and tips for making your money go further. Here are the things to bear in mind if you want to save money while living in Sweden.

Get real-world experience while you study at EU Business School

Get real-world experience while you study at EU Business School

Having relevant work experience is essential for your CV but how do you acquire it, especially when you are a student? Simple: by learning by doing as is the norm for students at EU Business School. The Local caught up with one recent graduate who has reaped the benefits of an international education at EU Business School.

 
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Studying in Sweden? Sign up for half price student Membership with The Local

Studying in Sweden? Sign up for half price student Membership with The Local

Are you one of the more than 20,000 international students in Sweden? You can now benefit from a 50 percent student discount on Membership of The Local – our editor Emma Löfgren explains more.

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What does Sweden's government deal mean for internationals in Sweden?
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What does Sweden's government deal mean for internationals in Sweden?

Four of Sweden's parties have announced a government deal which could help the country out of a months-long deadlock. The proposed agreement is a Social Democrat-led government, with a right-wing-influenced economic policy. So what does that mean for internationals in Sweden?

ESCP Europe’s hands-on business degree opens international doors

ESCP Europe’s hands-on business degree opens international doors

Business internships are more than just a practical way for business students to gain workplace skills and experience. They’re highly valued by future employers too, as recent graduates of prestigious business school ESCP Europe’s Bachelor in Management (BSc) programme are finding out.

 
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#MySweden: 'In the morning you could go for a run along the beach'

#MySweden: 'In the morning you could go for a run along the beach'

Every week one of The Local's readers takes over our Instagram account. Today Zubair Ahmed from Pakistan shows us his Jönköping.

10 reasons you should visit Malta in 2019

10 reasons you should visit Malta in 2019

Whether you’re interested in history, sports, food, art, doing business or learning something new, the Maltese Islands should be your next port of call – and this is why.

 
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Sweden slips in innovative countries ranking

Sweden slips in innovative countries ranking

Sweden has fallen five places in a prestigious ranking of the world's most innovative countries.

Why 2019 is a great year to live abroad

Why 2019 is a great year to live abroad

Around 50 million people live outside their native countries, enticed by the many benefits of expatriation. Such an upheaval isn’t without its challenges but as we approach 2019, an expat survey* suggests there’s never been a better time to live abroad.

 
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Sweden reaches lowest unemployment rate in a decade

Sweden reaches lowest unemployment rate in a decade

Sweden’s unemployment rate has reached its lowest figure in ten years, data from the Public Employment Service shows.

The clever way this bilingual school in Stockholm teaches empathy

The clever way this bilingual school in Stockholm teaches empathy

Raising an empathetic, open-minded child is high up on the agenda for most parents. But how can you guarantee these values are reinforced during the school day? At Futuraskolan International School Bergtorp teachers take up the reins, organising global citizenship projects that foster tolerance and intercultural awareness.

 
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Snoop Dogg just invested in Klarna, ya dig?

Snoop Dogg just invested in Klarna, ya dig?

Swedish fintech giant Klarna got an unlikely minority owner on Thursday in the form of American rapper Snoop Dogg, who will also front the company's marketing campaign.

Swedish word of the day: doldis

Swedish word of the day: doldis

Today's Swedish word of the day is doldis, which is the opposite of the more common word kändis.

Malmö sees lowest crime stats in 17 years: new figures

Malmö sees lowest crime stats in 17 years: new figures

With recent high-profile shootings, you'd think Malmö was in the middle of a crime wave. But according to preliminary official statistics, 2018 saw the lowest number of crimes reported in the city in 17 years.

Sweden's national bank warns of e-currency scam

Sweden's national bank warns of e-currency scam

False information about digital currency is being circulated online in Sweden.

Facing the January blues as an immigrant family in Sweden
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Facing the January blues as an immigrant family in Sweden

The January blues may exist all around the world, but they hit particularly hard in Sweden, especially for those who live here far from friends and family, writes Victoria Martínez.

Where to next? Join The Local’s new travel group on Facebook

Where to next? Join The Local’s new travel group on Facebook

The Local has launched a new travel-focussed Facebook group and we’d love you to share your insights. You’ll also be in with a chance to win flight vouchers.

What getting deported from Sweden (twice) taught me about life and business

What getting deported from Sweden (twice) taught me about life and business

Farzad Ban's life in Sweden has been a series of highs and lows. Despite growing up in the Nordic country and building two successful businesses, he is now being deported – for the second time. Here's what the process has taught him.

How spices have connected Sweden and India since the Viking Age

How spices have connected Sweden and India since the Viking Age

When it comes to appreciation of cinnamon, cardamom and clove, Sweden and India have a lot in common.

Eight comforting Swedish Christmas recipes

Eight comforting Swedish Christmas recipes

In Sweden, a big part of Christmas is eating, drinking and merriment, so to help you prepare, The Local has collected eight traditional and popular dishes that are guaranteed to get you into the Swedish Christmas spirit.

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.

These were the most expensive properties sold in Sweden in 2018

These were the most expensive properties sold in Sweden in 2018

The most expensive property sale in Sweden last year took place in the Stockholm archipelago municipality of Ekerö, a new list reveals.

English-speakers will soon be able to donate blood in Stockholm

English-speakers will soon be able to donate blood in Stockholm

For the first time, people who speak English but not Swedish will be able to donate blood at a Stockholm clinic from the middle of January onwards.

The difference between sambo and marriage in Sweden
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The difference between sambo and marriage in Sweden

In Sweden, there are several different classifications of relationships, which each give the partners a different legal status and rights. Here's what you need to know about what it means to be a sambo in Sweden.

Europe

Top-ranking former ETA boss returns to Spain a free man

Top-ranking former ETA boss returns to Spain a free man

The former head of the political wing of Basque separatist group ETA, known as "Antza", has returned to Spain a free man after completing his jail sentence in France, police said Wednesday.

 

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