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Trial of Frenchman at centre of Swedish Academy scandal starts today

Trial of Frenchman at centre of Swedish Academy scandal starts today

The man at the centre of rape and sexual assault allegations that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone the Nobel Literature Prize faces trial today.

Stockholm's best-known businesses pledge to further gender equality

Stockholm's best-known businesses pledge to further gender equality

Around a hundred of Stockholm’s best-known businesses have publicly declared their commitment to gender equality. But what does it really mean for companies like Truecaller, Spotify and Klarna to call themselves A Woman’s Place?

 
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In stats: How gender equal is Sweden's new parliament?

In stats: How gender equal is Sweden's new parliament?

Some parties are less gender equal than others.

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Build your professional career with AmCham’s international mentoring program

Build your professional career with AmCham’s international mentoring program

If you need advice on how to move your career forward, but don’t know how to go about it, consider the American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden’s (AmCham) mentoring program.

 
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Six things we know and six we don't about Sweden's election
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Six things we know and six we don't about Sweden's election

With a huge question mark still hanging in the air over Sweden's next government, and much else still uncertain, here are six things we know and six we don't about Sweden's political landscape after the election.

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The professional approach to learning Swedish

The professional approach to learning Swedish

Don’t waste time learning useless phrases like ‘the bear sat on the tortoise’ when you can learn Swedish you’ll actually use. The Local finds out more about SFX, a series of specialised language courses for professionals.

 
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How Sweden hopes to get more foreign-born residents voting

How Sweden hopes to get more foreign-born residents voting

Sweden has one of Europe's highest voter turnouts, but foreign-born residents are less likely than native Swedes to have their say. The Local takes a look at why that's the case, and what Sweden can do to break the trend.

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Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

An MBA could be what you need to take the elusive next step in your career.

 
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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.

Six things to think about before moving abroad with your family

Six things to think about before moving abroad with your family

Moving is never easy. Even a move across town requires significant planning, preparation and, of course, packing! Here are our tips for how to make your international relocation as smooth and stress-free as possible.

 
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Opinion: Protectionism and nationalism won't stop startups

Opinion: Protectionism and nationalism won't stop startups

Swedish startups have a bright outlook and are keen to grow internationally, despite nationalist trade wars, write business chiefs Daniel Sonesson and Erik Olofsson.

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The reason international students are flocking to the French city of Lyon

The reason international students are flocking to the French city of Lyon

Two recent graduates of EMLYON in Lyon explain why both the business school and the city are perfect for ambitious students seeking international careers.

 
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'Classical music attracts everyone, even gangsters'

'Classical music attracts everyone, even gangsters'

MY SWEDISH CAREER: Justina Auskelyte is Malmö's Violinist on a Bike. Not that such a job ever existed – but the Lithuanian created it, and the city seems to love it.

Six reasons expat parents should consider distance learning or boarding school

Six reasons expat parents should consider distance learning or boarding school

A new academy is shaking up traditional distance learning with a combined approach that strikes the perfect balance for expat families.

 
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Sweden the best country for global development, new study declares

Sweden the best country for global development, new study declares

Sweden is the world leader at contributing to positive development in the world's poorer nations, thanks in part to strong migration policy, according to a new report by the US-based Centre for Global Development (CGD).

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'We are completely dependent on foreigners' in Stockholm

'We are completely dependent on foreigners' in Stockholm

What makes a city grow? It isn’t just expanding the city limits or building new apartment blocks. It’s the people that drive growth and for a small capital like Stockholm, the more manpower, the merrier.

 
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QUIZ: Can you tell Sweden and Switzerland apart?

QUIZ: Can you tell Sweden and Switzerland apart?

The confusion between Switzerland and Sweden is an ongoing headache (and source of humour) for people around the world. But do you know the difference? Take our quiz to find out.

Winter getaway: The Mediterranean island with 'the best climate in the world'

Winter getaway: The Mediterranean island with 'the best climate in the world'

Malta’s up-and-coming capital took centre stage when it was crowned 2018’s Capital of Culture, but there’s much more to the enigmatic island than Valletta. The Local’s Commercial Editor took a whirlwind tour of the Mediterranean’s best-kept secret.

 
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Will Swedish values survive the next two weeks?

Will Swedish values survive the next two weeks?

The big story from Sweden's election is still to be written. As politicians wrangle, the country's reputation and values are at stake.

One entrepreneur's guide to navigating the Swedish tax system

One entrepreneur's guide to navigating the Swedish tax system

Starting your own company and navigating taxes can be, well… taxing. But for the many international professionals who move to Sweden to start a new life and a new business, taxes in a new language can prove even more challenging. Nicole Michaelis is an entrepreneur who has done just that.

 
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Want to know how to be a super-successful immigrant parent in Sweden? So do I...
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Want to know how to be a super-successful immigrant parent in Sweden? So do I...

Parenting is challenging in the best of circumstances. Let's not even talk about being an immigrant parent. No, actually, let's.

Recipe: how to make Swedish apple pie with a twist

Recipe: how to make Swedish apple pie with a twist

This apple pudding offers an unusual take on a traditional Swedish dish with its tasty meringue crust. Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe with The Local.

SAS cuts 1,500 flights

SAS cuts 1,500 flights

Scandinavian airline SAS will trim some 1,500 flights from its winter schedule, the company said on Monday.

Election Q&A: Do you want Swedish tests for would-be citizens?
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Election Q&A: Do you want Swedish tests for would-be citizens?

The Local asked Sweden's eight parties to answer a number of questions relevant to internationals living and working in Sweden.

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Italy's League agrees to pay back missing millions, slowly

Italy's League agrees to pay back missing millions, slowly

The League has reached an agreement with prosecutors that would allow the party to pay back millions of euros in illegally obtained funds, but only by the end of the century.

 

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Ikea plans to open its first store in Ukraine next year

Ikea plans to open its first store in Ukraine next year

Swedish furniture giant Ikea said it was finally bringing its Scandinavian home design to Ukraine after years of delays.

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IN PICTURES: Battling the Swedish wildfires

IN PICTURES: Battling the Swedish wildfires

More than 20,000 hectares of forest has burned down in Sweden and the wildfires continue to rage across the country.