Around ten rejected Afghan asylum seekers were transported to a Stockholm airport for deportation on Monday evening, following a mass protest outside the Migration Agency custody centre.
Valletta, Malta’s small but mighty capital, still feels like one of the Med’s undiscovered gems. But it won’t stay that way for long. The Local’s commercial editor, Sophie Miskiw, explored 2018's Capital of Culture and can’t wait to go back.
A reader got in touch to ask how much it costs to give birth in Sweden if you don't have a personnummer (the ten-digit social security code). The Local explains the different factors to be aware of if you're in this situation.
Students on SSE's Executive MBA program jetted out to the prolific tech hub to mingle with and learn from its professional community. Find out what they discovered.
More than 1,600 Britons have applied for citizenship in Sweden so far in 2018, a huge increase on the years preceding the Brexit vote.
Two MBA graduates from EMLYON Business School explain how their studies helped them to land their dream jobs working for international organisations.
A Swedish school leaver has been ordered to pay 10,000 kronor ($1,112) in damages to a female pupil he described using a sexually explicit term inspired by Norwegian teen show Skam.
The Swedes know a thing or two about beauty. After all, they live in one of the most captivating countries on the planet. They have the cosmopolitan allure of water-surrounded Stockholm; the vast sweeping beaches of Skåne; the skyscraping white sierras of Lapland and much, much more. Yet, when they were asked in a survey which part of Sweden was most beautiful they chose none of these celebrated places.
Today we take a look at a word that, unfortunately, you may have occasion to use quite a lot over the coming weeks: prosit.
Candles and cosy knits at the ready – autumn is here! Unfortunately, along with the changing season comes an array of seasonal illnesses that may afflict you and your family.
For students hoping to do an overseas internship or university exchange, the Erasmus scheme is one of the biggest and best-known programmes. Nele Schröder shares her advice of ten things to think about if you're a student applying for Erasmus, and the things she wishes she'd known before.
For expats in Sweden, finding a job to begin with can be a challenge in itself. So leaving your stable job to scout the job market might seem like a terrifying prospect. However, scary as it is, it’s not impossible...
Centre Party leader Annie Lööf will be the next person to lead exploratory coalition talks – after incumbent Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Moderate leader Ulf Kristersson both failed to form a government.
How do you get a job in Sweden’s competitive tech industry if you’re new to the country and don’t speak the language? Enter SFX-IT, a specialised language course tailored for foreign techies living in Sweden.
Sweden is well known for being ahead of the curve when it comes to all things fashion, but how exactly can international professionals break into this competitive industry? The Local spoke to fashion insiders in Sweden to find out.
Malmö may be famous for its falafel, but there’s more to its vegan offering than everyone’s favourite fried chickpea balls.
A new draft law set to ease immigration rules in a bid to attract foreign job seekers, including giving well-integrated migrants a chance to stay in Germany, has been put forward.
Committing to a master’s degree could feel like delaying the start of your career. That’s not the case at Linköping University (LiU), where the rigorous master’s programmes are designed to prepare students for life after graduation.
The Swedish food packaging giant Tetra Pak is to cut as many as 150 jobs in the city of Lund as it moves to automate production.
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, King and Klarna to call themselves A Woman’s Place?
Sweden held a national election on September 9th 2018. The United States did the same thing on Tuesday. Frankly, it looks like we both had the same election – with the same result, writes Eric Burnette.
Help us build The Local's new monthly what's on page by letting us know about events around Sweden that are designed for the English-speaking community.
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.
Jajamensan looks slightly ridiculous written down, but it's one of those words that helps you sound much more Swedish once you learn how to deploy it.
Parenting is challenging in the best of circumstances. Let's not even talk about being an immigrant parent. No, actually, let's.
A workshop for women interested in coding at the Malmö offices of games developer King has sold out in just 20 minutes, showing the growing female interest in the traditionally male profession.
Rye (or råg in Swedish) is a quite popular grain for making bread in Sweden – and probably most known through its use in Swedish crisp bread. It can be used for other sorts of bread too, for example rye cakes. Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe with The Local.
The mother of Kim Wall, the Swedish journalist who was brutally murdered last year on board a submarine, has written a book commemorating the life of her talented and strong-willed daughter.
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.