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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The proportion of adults in Sweden who regularly use cannabis is increasing, according to a new study published on Friday.
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!
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.
Election season is underway, with the first votes cast on Thursday.
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?
Unemployment went down across Sweden last month, fresh statistics show.
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.
"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'
The Local's Sweden In Focus series looks at the shift in Sweden's immigration debate since the dawn of the refugee crisis.
Parenting is challenging in the best of circumstances. Let's not even talk about being an immigrant parent. No, actually, let's.
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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To be more specific: More than 20 million kronor in a single month.
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.
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.
More than 20,000 hectares of forest has burned down in Sweden and the wildfires continue to rage across the country.
The Local explains why many professionals from non-EU countries have been ordered to leave Sweden through no fault of their own.
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.
Cecilia Wikström told The Local she is "ashamed" of the difficulty some EU citizens have getting a personal identity number (personnummer) in Sweden.