Once you've lived in Sweden for a certain amount of time, you'll become eligible for permanent residence and, in many cases, Swedish citizenship.
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Where can you guarantee a cool atmosphere as temperatures rise?
Learning to read and write – it’s a rite of passage. But what about those who are brought up internationally, with two (or more) languages taught simultaneously? Is it a case of ‘double the words, double the work’? Not according to this network of preschools around Stockholm.
The summer could be the perfect time for newcomers to break into Sweden's labour market – if you know which jobs to look for.
Researchers explain why they chose Stockholm University and how their decision has panned out.
As an American in Sweden, little more than the whims of fate and politics separate my situation from that of British citizens living here, writes Victoria Martínez.
Starting a new life abroad is daunting at any age. And for children, who might not have a say in the big move, there is lots of excitement and anxiety about the new place they will soon call home.
With their new immersive detective mystery Mustisk (Mousterious), the Malmö collective AnonyMouse have taken their mouse-themed street art in an ambitious and gently satirical direction.
Sneezing season is upon us. But how much do you really know about the different pollen allergies in Sweden? Test yourself to protect yourself!
Anyone bringing up small children in Sweden will know this word, but it will probably be a mystery to other foreigners.
Over the next year, The Local will be following the personal journey of students on the Executive MBA program at Stockholm School of Economics.
Applying to an exchange programme can be truly stressful, considering each application and country has its own set of unique requirements. For those coming to Sweden from a US university, here are the key things to bear in mind when wading through the administrative parts of the application.
Every week one of The Local's readers takes over our Instagram. Today Tomas Spragg-Nilsson shows us his Sweden.
Your profession may take you to risky destinations but it’s your job to make sure you’re protected.
Northvolt is building Europe's biggest factory for car batteries to rival Tesla.
Malmö is leading by example and spearheading the UN's 2030 Agenda for sustainable development in Sweden.
Sweden is headed for an economic slowdown, but is that cause for concern? The Local delved into two recent financial reports to bring you the five things you need to know about the state of the Swedish economy.
When Malmö mayor Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh and a group of local politicians stepped off a specially chartered train in the troubled district of Rosengård in December, she made big claims for the new ring line she was launching.
Fathers in Sweden are using a greater proportion of parental leave allowance after a third reserved month was introduced for each parent.
With the weather warming up across Sweden, there's good news for fans of open air swimming: more than 90 percent of Sweden's bathing spots are ranked as good quality.
After a seven-day pilots' strike left 380,000 SAS passengers stranded, some experts say the impact on the airline could be significant. So what does that mean for the company, and for travellers?
At the height of the Second World War, when Norwegian refugees first sought sanctuary in Sweden, they were sent back. The tide turned in the last years of the war, as Sweden reversed its policy, accepting these refugees. So what happened next?
Swedes tuck into waffles on March 25th in celebration of national Waffle Day (Våffeldagen), but did you know that the whole tradition is the result of a mispronunciation?
Swedish actress Bibi Andersson has passed away aged 83. Let's take a look at some of her best-known work, which doesn't just include Ingmar Bergman movies.
As the EU Parliament elections approach, Sweden's political parties have invested vastly different amounts of money in the campaign, with the biggest spenders setting aside roughly ten times the budget of the smallest spending party.
Have you experienced problems like this in your home in Sweden?
Sweden is facing a severe shortage of blood in the country's most populous regions.
Is it possible to find a proper pub, a good cup of tea, or even battered fish'n'chips in Sweden? Yes, as long as you know where to look.
But only eight percent of cases are reported to police, a new survey shows.