Here's what that means for you if you're a tenant or landlord in Sweden.
Graduating from high school is an important milestone in any student’s life. Some countries embrace the celebration more than others. Sweden, in particular, has its own unique -- and uncharacteristically rowdy -- way of honouring the accomplishment.
Sweden, what's not to love? As the country marked Swedish National Day, we turned to our readers to get a sense of what newcomers most value about their new home.
Sweden’s biggest airport operator has set an ambitious goal to eliminate fossil carbon emissions from its on-the-ground operations by the end of 2020. With less than 20 months to go, will Swedavia meet its own deadline?
When The Local asked our readers for practical measures Swedish institutions and companies could take to make the country a better place for international workers, you had plenty of suggestions. Here are ten key ways foreign workers in Sweden think things could be improved.
Sweden’s public healthcare system is ranked among the best in the world, so under what circumstances would one choose to ‘go private’ instead?
Our weekly Europe & You newsletter rounds up the most relevant stories from around our countries related to Brexit, the EU and other areas of interest. Here's the latest edition featuring Boris Johnson, an EU Green Card scheme, cash for residency appointments and many other stories.
Esports are becoming increasingly mainstream and Malmö is leading the way with the appointment of Sweden’s first ever esports project manager and a health-based approach to gaming. The Local finds out more.
The man who was shot in the leg by police at Malmö's central train station after claiming he had a bomb has now been remanded in custody.
Many people report forgetting words or phrases from their native language when they learn a second language. The Local explored this linguistic phenomenon, known as first-language attrition.
Not just the title of a James Bond movie, today's word describes a kind of weather that most people try to avoid.
A career in sports doesn’t necessarily mean training to become the next Olympic champion, Eye Of The Tiger style. Sport is much more than competitive entertainment, athletic prowess, or school yard keepie uppie challenges - it has the power to bridge divides and to create a more sustainable, equal society.
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.
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.
Every week one of The Local's readers takes over our Instagram. Today, Barbara Majsa shows us her Sweden.
A full-time job shouldn’t stop you from satisfying your wanderlust. The Local spoke to Travel After 5 blogger Alline Waldhelm to find out her tips and tricks for travellers who only have 25 days of annual leave.
Former US President Barack Obama is in Stockholm to speak to entrepreneurs at an invite-only conference.
The Nordics are often lauded for their commitment to gender equality. The City of Stockholm in particular has taken a uniquely proactive approach to improving gender equality in the workplace.
The head of the Swedish Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen) will not be offered an extension when his contract ends in March, the agency said on Wednesday.
Researchers explain why they chose Stockholm University and how their decision has panned out.
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.
If you’re going to visit one Swedish city this summer, make it Uppsala.
Long-kept secrets, well-intentioned lies, lucky breaks and unknown family members on the other side of the world.
When you get sick or injured in a new country it’s not always obvious where to go first. Find out how healthcare apps fit into Sweden's healthcare system and under what circumstances you can turn to your smartphone instead of your local vårdcentral.
Sweden's size and generally well-maintained roads make it ideal for car journeys. But where are the best places to stop for a rest and toilet break along the way?
Chances are you already encounter Swedish design on a near-daily basis - even if you don’t realise it. From IKEA’s ubiquitous furniture to Hövding helmets and Tetra Pak packets, there’s a little bit of Sweden all over the world.
After eight years living in Malmö, The Local's southern Sweden correspondent is convinced that the local Skånska dialect is the best type of Swedish. Read further to find out why.
Get in the know so you don't risk a serious fadäs (Swedish for faux-pas) at work!
Step inside Stockholm's newly reopened Jewish Museum with The Local.
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.
A municipality in southern Sweden has voted to ban the Islamic headscarf in schools for children under the age of 13, in a first for Sweden.
More and more people who live in second-hand rentals in Sweden are claiming they have been illegally overcharged by landlord.
Sweden's Karolinska University Hospital warns it may have to let 550 of its staff go.
How King Carl XVI Gustaf and his family celebrated the National Day of Sweden in Stockholm.
Madrid's city hall swung to the right on Saturday after a conservative candidate was elected mayor with the support of newly-emerged far-right party Vox, in a move that has caused concern in Spain.