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European Commission urges Sweden to tackle housing crisis

European Commission urges Sweden to tackle housing crisis

Persistent house price growth and continuous increases in household debt put Sweden's economic growth at risk, the European Commission has warned.

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Why companies like Amazon love Stockholm

Why companies like Amazon love Stockholm

By now you may have heard that Sweden is the best country in the world to do business in. But do you know why?

 
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Additional security measures for Manchester United Europa League final in Stockholm already in place: UEFA

Additional security measures for Manchester United Europa League final in Stockholm already in place: UEFA

"UEFA hs been closely working with local authorities and Swedish FA for many months and the terrorist risk had been taken into account since the very beginning of the project."

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Got allergies in Sweden? Here’s the guide for you

Got allergies in Sweden? Here’s the guide for you

Allergies come in all shapes and sizes, but whatever their form, they really are a pain. Sometimes literally. Here’s how to fight them – like a Swede!

 
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Watch the incredible moment wild orcas surprise a Swedish fishing boat

Watch the incredible moment wild orcas surprise a Swedish fishing boat

"I work full time on the sea, but there are people who have worked there their entire lives without getting the chance to see them."

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How Craft Academy is changing women's lives and careers

How Craft Academy is changing women's lives and careers

Sweden ranks among the best countries in the world in terms of gender equality. An exception is the tech industry, which still heavily dominated by men. One coding programme in Gothenburg and Stockholm is looking to change that statistic, one dedicated, passionate, hardworking woman at a time.

 
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How is Sweden tackling its integration challenge?

How is Sweden tackling its integration challenge?

In the first of our Sweden In Focus series, The Local looks at how Sweden is trying to integrate the thousands of newcomers to the country in recent years.

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Why you should go to Zagreb this summer

Why you should go to Zagreb this summer

Zagreb is a favourite summer getaway for sun-and-fun loving Swedes. But they're not alone. Here are 8 great summer events that will have you booking a ticket!

 
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Swedish kids to get more exercise in school

Swedish kids to get more exercise in school

There will be more physical activities on the schedule for Sweden's school children in the future, as the government launched an initiative today to tackle the problem of sedentary lifestyles.

8 ways Stockholm University deepens environmental understanding

8 ways Stockholm University deepens environmental understanding

Sweden is one of the most sustainable countries in the world, and Stockholm University plays a critical role in this. ..

 
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Why the EU is more than bananas, borders, and Brexit

Why the EU is more than bananas, borders, and Brexit

Brexit has kept Europe and the EU in the headlines, but how many out there really understand the whole story?

 
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Swedish cities investigate new anti-terror measures

Swedish cities investigate new anti-terror measures

Eight out of 10 of Sweden's largest cities are investigating how security can be raised on streets and squares following the April 7th attack in Stockholm.

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The future of flying: inspired by nature

The future of flying: inspired by nature

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s...kind of both.

 
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Billionaire sells Swedish newspaper for only one krona

Billionaire sells Swedish newspaper for only one krona

Mats Qviberg has made a more than 70 million kronor ($8 million) loss on his purchase of Metro from February.

Malmö serves up mouth-watering new Street Food bonanza

Malmö serves up mouth-watering new Street Food bonanza

Foodies already know that Malmö is the place to go to get top-notch grub in Sweden. But the selection just got even better.

 
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8 incredible buildings that prove wood is good

8 incredible buildings that prove wood is good

You don’t have to be an architect or a tree-hugger to be dazzled by this new generation of wooden buildings.

 
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Why two Americans have brought the keg party to Stockholm

Why two Americans have brought the keg party to Stockholm

The Local contributor Veronika Chlumska speaks to Mark Stein and Austin Davis, the two people behind the Katarina Kegger in Stockholm.

Introducing… the ultimate dating app for expats

Introducing… the ultimate dating app for expats

Finding love locally has never been easier. Find out why.

 
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Ex-Barça president arrested in money laundering probe

Ex-Barça president arrested in money laundering probe

Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell was arrested on Tuesday in a money laundering investigation related to image rights in the Brazilian national football team, a police spokesman told AFP.

 

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What international health plan best suits you?

What international health plan best suits you?

No two people and no two expat stories are the same – so why should health plans be?

 
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Online auctions 2017: design trends and insights from Barnebys

Online auctions 2017: design trends and insights from Barnebys

How has global demand for the most sought-after designers changed in last decade? A new report from leading art and auction search engine Barnebys reveals some surprising trends.

 
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From island breweries to basement beer: Stockholm's brewpubs rated

From island breweries to basement beer: Stockholm's brewpubs rated

The Local contributor and resident beer expert Veronika Chlumska tours some of Stockholm's brewpubs and delivers her verdict on their home brew.

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Swedish government criticised over deportation of 'world class' developer

Swedish government criticised over deportation of 'world class' developer

"It's very strange that Sweden in 2017 is putting time and resources into deporting people who are highly educated, pay tax, and that companies are looking for far and wide."