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Overseas Swedes start to cast votes for September poll

Overseas Swedes start to cast votes for September poll

Sweden's general election is fast approaching, with party campaign posters appearing on the country's streets and political promises making headlines. But while there are still more than three weeks to go until most Swedes head to the polls, voting began on Thursday for those living overseas.

The Pakistani ‘hyper-entrepreneur’ who started 10 companies in Sweden

The Pakistani ‘hyper-entrepreneur’ who started 10 companies in Sweden

Meet Naimul Abd, the self-titled ‘hyper-entrepreneur’ who has gone into hyperdrive since moving to Sweden, learning to speak the language fluently and starting 10 companies in just four years.

 
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The Swedish island that's suffering a water crisis
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The Swedish island that's suffering a water crisis

The story of how an island with an 800 kilometre coastline is running out of water, and what is being done to stop it.

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The smart service saving the day for dog owners living abroad

The smart service saving the day for dog owners living abroad

No more last minute panic about who will take care of your dog if you need to go away.

 
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Members' quiz: Do you know what these strange Swedish words mean?
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Members' quiz: Do you know what these strange Swedish words mean?

Try our quick and fun quiz to find out how good your Swedish skills really are.

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Game-changing flight tips for smart business travellers

Game-changing flight tips for smart business travellers

Whether you’re flying for business or pleasure, you don’t need to break the bank when booking your next transatlantic flight. As one travel blogger explains, there are ways to fly in style without forking out for a first-class ticket.

 
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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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A gap year can help shape your future, so do something that matters

A gap year can help shape your future, so do something that matters

With many young idealists considering their gap year options, sustainable development charity Raleigh International is encouraging young people and their parents to ditch the usual ‘backpacker’ trips in favour of an adventure that matters.

 
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UK letter bomb suspect charged with threatening Swedish ministers

UK letter bomb suspect charged with threatening Swedish ministers

A 42-year-old man will face trial in Sweden on suspicion of having sent threatening letters to Swedish ministers.

VIDEO: Student life in Sweden: Expectation vs Reality

VIDEO: Student life in Sweden: Expectation vs Reality

The Local talked to two international students who explained why there’s no other city in the world where they would rather study. Their advice? Expect the unexpected.

 
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Yes, Sweden's Almedalen is still relevant in the digital age

Yes, Sweden's Almedalen is still relevant in the digital age

Sweden's Almedalen Week has been a staple of the political calendar for half a century, but it still of value in the digital age? Journalist Rupali Mehra went to the event to find out.

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10 fantastic things you can do in Stockholm in 20 minutes (or less)

10 fantastic things you can do in Stockholm in 20 minutes (or less)

Want to make the most of even the shortest of stopovers in Sweden’s picturesque capital? What if we told you we’d come up with 10 things you can do in under 20 minutes? That’s right, buckle up for The Local’s whirlwind tour of Stockholm. Your time starts now!

 
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Unemployment drops among immigrants in Sweden

Unemployment drops among immigrants in Sweden

Unemployment went down across Sweden last month, fresh statistics show.

Can Stockholm survive its ‘third wave of growth’?

Can Stockholm survive its ‘third wave of growth’?

As a major construction boom blasts through Stockholm, is Sweden’s capital headed for global city status or does its distinctive character hang in the balance?

 
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Five reasons Sweden is so good at eSports

Five reasons Sweden is so good at eSports

Despite its small population, Sweden is one of the world's leaders in eSports – competitive gaming – but just why is that the case? The Local looks at some of the contributing factors.

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IN DEPTH: The shifting sands of Sweden's immigration debate

IN DEPTH: The shifting sands of Sweden's immigration debate

The Local's Sweden In Focus series looks at the shift in Sweden's immigration debate since the dawn of the refugee crisis.

PODCAST: A Woman's Place at Almedalen Week

PODCAST: A Woman's Place at Almedalen Week

"If you just have an organisation with white men, it's going to be very boring." So declares Christer Modig, VP Radio of Nordic Entertainment Group, during an interview with The Local's Sophie Miskiw at Almedalen Week 2018. Find out more in this special episode of 'A Woman's Place'

 
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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.

Kings, queens and jesters: step back in time at Gotland's Medieval Week

Kings, queens and jesters: step back in time at Gotland's Medieval Week

VIDEO: Around 40,000 people come to Visby, Gotland, every year to relive medieval times. The Local's contributor Rupali Mehra went to see what it's all about.

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Swedish recipe of the week: Rhubarb trifle

Swedish recipe of the week: Rhubarb trifle

Founder of the Swedish Food website, John Duxbury, shares his take on the classic British trifle with The Local, adding his own Swedish twist to it.

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.

Members' Q&A: Why is Sweden deporting skilled foreign workers?
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Members' Q&A: Why is Sweden deporting skilled foreign workers?

The Local explains why many professionals from non-EU countries have been ordered to leave Sweden through no fault of their own.

Sweden's dark synth-pop heroine Robyn back after eight years

Sweden's dark synth-pop heroine Robyn back after eight years

Robyn, the Swedish singer whose dark yet danceable synth-pop has won her an avid fan base, has returned with a song off her first album in eight years.

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'Sweden is being discriminatory towards other EU citizens': Swedish MEP on personal number problems

'Sweden is being discriminatory towards other EU citizens': Swedish MEP on personal number problems

Cecilia Wikström told The Local she is "ashamed" of the difficulty some EU citizens have getting a personal identity number (personnummer) in Sweden.