The speaker of Sweden's parliament has asked incumbent Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to try to form a government, after his centre-right rival Ulf Kristersson failed in his attempts.
Turn your idea into a business in just 14 weeks with the Founder Institute, an entrepreneur bootcamp coming to Stockholm this November. The Local caught up with mentors and graduates of the startup launch program that has helped entrepreneurs turn their business dreams into reality.
In a lot of ways, Sweden is a shoppers' paradise, with cutting edge fashion, design, and a thriving flea market culture. But it's important for consumers to know their rights for when things go wrong. Here are the key terms, laws, and loopholes to be aware of when you hit the shops.
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.
After the leader of Sweden's centre-right party announced his failure on Sunday to form a workable coalition government, what's next for Sweden?
Parents of adolescent children will agree that teenagers are hardwired differently. It’s why a one-size-fits-all curriculum does anything but ‘fit all’. It’s the concept behind Fieldwork Education’s International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC), a curriculum designed specifically to suit the developing adolescent brain.
How much do Sweden's lawmakers earn? Now we know.
From major galleries to small independent artist-run spaces, Malmö’s art scene is as diverse as the city itself.
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.
Moving is never easy but upping sticks for a new life abroad is even tougher. The Local caught up with two expats to find out about what they wish they’d known before the big move.
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.
Master’s students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren’t there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?
Think you've mastered Swedish vowels? Get ready for your next crash course in southern Swedish – skånska or Scanian – famous for its many diphthongs.
Sweden’s health service is world-renowned for the level of care it provides from the cradle to the grave. Now the nation is pioneering the development of health tech with many of the life-changing services being created and implemented in the Nordic start-up capital of Stockholm.
Helped by a big online push and store openings in new markets, Swedish-founded furniture giant Ikea reported rising sales for the year to August.
During their studies, what started as bold ideas became real-life enterprises to combat social and environmental challenges. Meet the Malmö University students behind three startups aiming to make the world a better place.
An MBA could be what you need to take the elusive next step in your career.
MY SWEDISH CAREEER: "Music has never really been a choice that I've thought about; it was always what I wanted to do, but it was out of my control – in a good way," says 32-year-old Emily Honeyman, a bassist in Stockholm’s Royal Swedish Opera.
Learning a new language isn't always a barrel of laughs, but today we've chosen a fun little Swedish word to focus on.
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?
Researchers are to test whether bathing naked in extremely cold winter water, a popular practice in Denmark and elsewhere in Scandinavia, can result in a loss of weight.
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.
The Swedish city of Malmö has been a pioneer in using skateboarding as a way to revitalize dead public spaces. The Local looks at how it happened and the influence it has had.
Swedish startups have a bright outlook and are keen to grow internationally, despite nationalist trade wars, write business chiefs Daniel Sonesson and Erik Olofsson.
The Swedish Academy has elected new members for two of its empty seats.
It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's another Nobel Prize in Economics.
Parenting is challenging in the best of circumstances. Let's not even talk about being an immigrant parent. No, actually, let's.
If you have some leftover cinnamon from last week's cinnamon bun day, food writer John Duxbury shares his take on this classic salad, adding his own Swedish twist to it.
More than 20,000 hectares of forest has burned down in Sweden and the wildfires continue to rage across the country.