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Ousted Swedish Academy head gives her side of the story for the first time

Ousted Swedish Academy head gives her side of the story for the first time

Sara Danius, the former head of the Swedish Academy, has for the first time given her account of the crisis which forced it to postpone this year's Nobel Prize in Literature.

The entrepreneur who relocated her company from New York to Malmö

The entrepreneur who relocated her company from New York to Malmö

Melanie Aronson’s first taste of Sweden came in 2014, when she moved to Malmö on a Fulbright Scholarship. Armed with two master’s degrees, one in Documentary Film and another in Anthropology, she set out to film a documentary about immigration and integration in Sweden. It was through this project she first identified a need for her company, friend-finding app Panion.

 
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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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Teachers and students are lifelong learners at this Stockholm school

Teachers and students are lifelong learners at this Stockholm school

At Stockholm International School (SIS) is isn’t just the students who are valued, challenged and prepared for the future. Teachers are also nurtured, with an intensive programme of professional development throughout the academic year.

 
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Swedish reindeer herders call for rescue package after drought

Swedish reindeer herders call for rescue package after drought

Sweden's indigenous Sami reindeer herders have called for urgent economic support to counter the effects of the unusually warm summer this year, as well as long-term measures to mitigate climate change.

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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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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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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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Number of cannabis users in Sweden hits all-time high

Number of cannabis users in Sweden hits all-time high

The proportion of adults in Sweden who regularly use cannabis is increasing, according to a new study published on Friday.

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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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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Swedes overseas start voting in the September election

Swedes overseas start voting in the September election

Election season is underway, with the first votes cast on Thursday.

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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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Unemployment drops among immigrants in Sweden

Unemployment drops among immigrants in Sweden

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

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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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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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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.

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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Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies in Switzerland

Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies in Switzerland

Former UN chief and Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan died Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation announced, prompting a barrage of grief-stricken tributes from around the world.

 

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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.

Cyclist saves ancient rune stone from being crushed

Cyclist saves ancient rune stone from being crushed

A passing cyclist has saved a thousand-year-old rune stone from being crushed into tiny pieces, after spotting it by the side of a new cycle path being built near Sweden’s Lake Mälaren.

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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.