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Employers can't ban staff from speaking their native language at work, ombudsman says

Employers can't ban staff from speaking their native language at work, ombudsman says

Employers should not stop workers from speaking their native languages at work, the Swedish Discrimination Ombudsman (DO) has said.

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Stockholm University sheds new light on family life

Stockholm University sheds new light on family life

Researchers at Stockholm University have used the data tied to Swedish personal numbers to answer complicated questions about family dynamics and other population processes.

 
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Winter is coming: cold snap headed for Sweden

Winter is coming: cold snap headed for Sweden

Sweden has had an unusually warm autumn, but meteorologists warn that winter is coming.

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The Swedish course getting foreign programmers into work

The Swedish course getting foreign programmers into work

Switch SFI for SFX-IT and start learning the language you actually need to work as a programmer in Sweden.

 
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How Sweden helped build the internet

How Sweden helped build the internet

The Local discovers the untold history of how a little known Swedish Viking laid the foundations for the modern internet.

 
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Nine stunning hotels to stay at when you visit Sweden

Nine stunning hotels to stay at when you visit Sweden

You don’t have to sacrifice style and comfort to travel sustainably, and these beautiful hotels prove it.

 
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The Local's Swedish word of the week – part 4

The Local's Swedish word of the week – part 4

Every week we ask a Swede, or a foreigner in Sweden, to explain their favourite word.

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The secret to booking the ultimate Swedish ski vacation

The secret to booking the ultimate Swedish ski vacation

Just because there’s no snow on the ground doesn’t mean it’s too early to start planning a ski trip in Sweden this winter.

 
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Is this the best Swedish university for international master’s students?

Is this the best Swedish university for international master’s students?

Its graduates are also among the first in Sweden to gain employment once they've completed their studies.

 
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Upscale your coding skills in the Caribbean this winter

Upscale your coding skills in the Caribbean this winter

Want to spend winter in the Caribbean and take the next step in your coding career at the same time? You can, and this is how...

 
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IN PICTURES: Your best autumn pictures from across Sweden

IN PICTURES: Your best autumn pictures from across Sweden

Autumn has arrived in Sweden – here's what that looks like.

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Will the Internet of Things rewrite the rules on cyber security?

Will the Internet of Things rewrite the rules on cyber security?

There’s been lots of hype about the benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT), but ignoring the risks that come with it could have disastrous consequences.

 
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'Sweden is not a place to come and try your luck'

'Sweden is not a place to come and try your luck'

Entrepreneur Anibal Brunelli, who develops smart-farming solutions, explained how he pulled off the tricky, long move from Argentina to Sweden.

The Stockholm districts that are getting a facelift (and why)

The Stockholm districts that are getting a facelift (and why)

Clue: it's to address one of the biggest challenges facing Europe.

 
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Sweden Democrat politician denies sexually assaulting fellow MP

Sweden Democrat politician denies sexually assaulting fellow MP

A Sweden Democrat member of parliament has denied sexually assaulting a fellow MP.

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Volunteering abroad ‘really changed my mind’ about the world

Volunteering abroad ‘really changed my mind’ about the world

Want to go on a real adventure and help a disadvantaged community at the same time? You can, and here's how...

 
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LISTEN: Austria turns right, Venice bids for freedom, France stamps on sex pests

LISTEN: Austria turns right, Venice bids for freedom, France stamps on sex pests

In this week's podcast we look at how Austria's government could soon include an ex-Nazi party. How right wing could it get?

Six ways getting an MBA will launch your international career

Six ways getting an MBA will launch your international career

An MBA could be what you need to take the elusive next step in your career. Find out more and register for an MBA fair in a city near you.

 
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What lessons can Sweden learn from its Yugoslavian refugees?

What lessons can Sweden learn from its Yugoslavian refugees?

In the 1990s thousands of refugees fled war in Yugoslavia and made Sweden their home, where today they are a well-integrated part of society. The Local explores what Sweden can learn from that experience.

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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China reverses ban on Italian Gorgonzola and other stinky cheese

China reverses ban on Italian Gorgonzola and other stinky cheese

China has reopened its borders to Italian Gorgonzola and other smelly cheeses after a two-month ban on imports.

 

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Six tasty seasonal Swedish foods for the autumn

Six tasty seasonal Swedish foods for the autumn

It's autumn and that means the weather is changing in Sweden. It's getting colder and darker, but do not despair: enjoy the abundance of tasty treats autumn has to offer.

'The world is fascinated': Sweden marks Ingmar Bergman centenary

'The world is fascinated': Sweden marks Ingmar Bergman centenary

Swedish film legend Ingmar Bergman's tales of anguished love and loneliness made him one of the 20th century's leading directors

Volvo in fast lane with its strongest third quarter ever

Volvo in fast lane with its strongest third quarter ever

Volvo Group posted a strong third quarter on robust demand on Friday, with net profit more than doubling for the world's second-biggest truck maker.

BLOG: Richard H Thaler wins Sweden's Nobel Prize in Economics

BLOG: Richard H Thaler wins Sweden's Nobel Prize in Economics

The 2017 Nobel Prize announcement season comes to an end with the Economics Prize.

'I think we've gone overboard with trying to keep kids safe': a Swedish mum's secret for raising healthy kids

'I think we've gone overboard with trying to keep kids safe': a Swedish mum's secret for raising healthy kids

Swedish author Linda Åkeson McGurk had moved to the US and felt completely integrated in American society. Until she had a baby, that is...

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'Germany is Sweden's most important EU ally post-Brexit'

'Germany is Sweden's most important EU ally post-Brexit'

OPINION: As Britain leaves the European Union, Sweden must turn its gaze towards Germany, writes communications expert Magnus Ehrenberg.