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Sweden Democrat MP Kent Ekeroth fined over Stockholm brawl

Sweden Democrat MP Kent Ekeroth fined over Stockholm brawl

Senior Sweden Democrat politician Kent Ekeroth has been found guilty of minor assault for striking another man in the face in the queue to a Stockholm nightclub last year.

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Mongolia to Malmö and back: one nomad’s tale

Mongolia to Malmö and back: one nomad’s tale

Malmö may be a long way from the steppes of Mongolia, but recent Malmö University graduate Chantsalnyam Luvsandorj, found herself inspired by both places.

 
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Sweden mourns death of 'Millennium' star Michael Nyqvist

Sweden mourns death of 'Millennium' star Michael Nyqvist

Michael Nyqvist, one of Sweden's most beloved actors and the star of the original Millennium trilogy, has died at the age of 56.

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Summer travel: why Zagreb has something for everyone

Summer travel: why Zagreb has something for everyone

Zagreb is trendy destination for summer travellers of all kinds. Read on to find out more about what's on offer. Hint: Make sure you're hungry like a wolf.

 
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Sweden struggles to achieve ambitious e-health dreams

Sweden struggles to achieve ambitious e-health dreams

Think a world-class public healthcare system, a stable of leading tech firms, and an impressive track-record of digital innovation make Sweden a shoe-in for the top spot globally in digital healthcare? Think again.

 
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Chilling with Facebook in Sweden's far north

Chilling with Facebook in Sweden's far north

Why exactly did this US tech giant decide to build a massive data center in frozen hinterlands in northern Sweden?

 
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Getting from Arlanda to Stockholm just got a lot cheaper

Getting from Arlanda to Stockholm just got a lot cheaper

If you’re planning a visit to Stockholm this summer, here’s an offer you won’t want to miss.

 
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Take control of your future: get a Rich Dad Education

Take control of your future: get a Rich Dad Education

Increased cash flow. Financial freedom. Sound good to you? Maybe you need a Rich Dad Education.

 
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Sweden to pay compensation for Midsummer train chaos

Sweden to pay compensation for Midsummer train chaos

Swedish rail operator SJ will pay full compensation to passengers stranded by substantial train cancellations and delays in the Stockholm area on Thursday.

The Nordic way: 'We must trust each other’

The Nordic way: 'We must trust each other’

She grew up surrounded by water, stumbled into politics, and is now one of the most important political voices in the entire Nordic region. The Local finds out more.

 
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No-go zone? Here's how one of Sweden's roughest areas edged out its drug gangs

No-go zone? Here's how one of Sweden's roughest areas edged out its drug gangs

One of Malmö's most infamous districts may be removed from a high-profile police list of 'especially vulnerable areas' in a couple of years, thanks to community efforts to boost the area.

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Why you are paying too much to send money abroad

Why you are paying too much to send money abroad

In a globalised world, transferring money abroad doesn't have to be costly and complicated.

 
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So... are they no-go zones? What you need to know about Sweden's vulnerable areas

So... are they no-go zones? What you need to know about Sweden's vulnerable areas

The Swedish police have released a new report on vulnerable areas in Sweden. The Local takes a closer look at what that actually means.

Expat Financial Planning, made easy

Expat Financial Planning, made easy

Financial planning. The words make sense, kind of – but what is it really? And who cares?

 
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Five odd Swedish things to taste at Midsummer

Five odd Swedish things to taste at Midsummer

The Local brings you the low-down on the five weirdest Swedish foods we hope you try during Midsummer Eve celebrations.

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The free, fun tool for learning Swedish online

The free, fun tool for learning Swedish online

Learning Swedish on your own is easier than ever!

 
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Ikea built a school for one of Italy's quake-hit towns

Ikea built a school for one of Italy's quake-hit towns

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has built and donated a quake-proof school to one of the Italian towns that was severely damaged by tremors last year.

Is this what a Swedish Harry Potter would look like?

Is this what a Swedish Harry Potter would look like?

Henrik Pottersson and the prisoner of horrible architecture? Inspired by the world of J K Rowling, The Local speculates on how a Swedish Harry Potter could look.

Stockholm Symposium CEO Natalia Brzezinski shares her Stockholm favourites

Stockholm Symposium CEO Natalia Brzezinski shares her Stockholm favourites

What makes Stockholm the creative capital of the world – and what are the best places in the city to really experience the creative vibe? Natalia Brzezinski shares her insights.

 
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Opinion: Why it's time for Sweden to fully accept English in the workplace

Opinion: Why it's time for Sweden to fully accept English in the workplace

Swedish organizations can no longer afford to place English-speaking candidates outside the recruitment process, argues Hays Sweden managing director Johan Alsén.

What international health plan best suits you?

What international health plan best suits you?

No two people and no two expat stories are the same – so why should health plans be?

 
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Children at Sweden's gender-neutral preschools more likely to play with both boys and girls: study

Children at Sweden's gender-neutral preschools more likely to play with both boys and girls: study

Kids are less likely to gender stereotype and more open to socializing with peers of the opposite sex if they attend a gender-neutral preschool, a study shows.

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Norway finds counterfeits of new banknotes

Norway finds counterfeits of new banknotes

Norwegian police have confirmed that counterfeit versions of the country’s new bank notes have entered circulation.

 

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'Don't move to Sweden just looking for a job, move for the whole experience'

'Don't move to Sweden just looking for a job, move for the whole experience'

From sharing a room with Paul Simon and Swedish royalty to renovating a warehouse, filmmakers Georg Bungard and Mia Salazar's Swedish experience has been unpredictable.