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Three men to stand trial over Gothenburg synagogue attack

Three men to stand trial over Gothenburg synagogue attack

Three men are to stand trial in Sweden for an alleged fire bomb attack on a Gothenburg synagogue in 2017, accused of throwing Molotov cocktails at the building.

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Malmö is Sweden’s ‘gay heart that pumps love’

Malmö is Sweden’s ‘gay heart that pumps love’

A gay-friendly city is somewhere that’s supportive of LGBTQ people and their relationships. But what if everyone was welcome everywhere, regardless of their sexual orientation? That’s how it is in Malmö, Sweden’s ‘alternative city’ and the heart of queer life in the Öresund region.

 
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Sweden among EU's most advanced digital economies: Official ranking

Sweden among EU's most advanced digital economies: Official ranking

Sweden is one of the most advanced digital economies in the European Union alongside Denmark, Finland and the Netherlands, a new EU ranking shows.

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Can you really see Stockholm in a day? Yes, here's how

Can you really see Stockholm in a day? Yes, here's how

Connecting flight? Time to kill? Whether you arrive in first thing in the morning or just as the sun is setting, The Local has your Stockholm sightseeing plans sorted with tips for even the briefest of stopovers.

 
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Members' quiz: Test your knowledge of this week's headlines in Sweden
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Members' quiz: Test your knowledge of this week's headlines in Sweden

From war to international students: how much do you know about the week that was in Sweden?

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Swedish recipe: How to make strawberry compote

Swedish recipe: How to make strawberry compote

Summer means strawberries and strawberries mean a great opportunity to make your own jam.

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PODCAST: A Woman's Place episode five. 'Margot Wallström and the mansplainers'.

PODCAST: A Woman's Place episode five. 'Margot Wallström and the mansplainers'.

"Isn't it time that we try women in decision making and trying to make peace? Because men have really failed."

 
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29 terms you need to know if you're working in Sweden

29 terms you need to know if you're working in Sweden

After-vork drinks? VAB? OB? The Swedish workplace can be a jungle of wonderfully-weird terminology. This glossary of terms for working life in Sweden will help you to join the conversation without having to guess what it’s about.

 
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Is Sweden's zero-tolerance approach to drugs a failing model?

Is Sweden's zero-tolerance approach to drugs a failing model?

The subject of criticism at an international level, Sweden's zero-tolerance policy on drugs looks increasingly dated, but will it ever change?

The Stockholm school where math is an international adventure

The Stockholm school where math is an international adventure

How do you inspire gifted mathematics students to become even more excited about the subject? Turning it into an international event and throwing in the word ‘quest’ is a good place to start.

 
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Everything you need to know about annual leave in Sweden
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Everything you need to know about annual leave in Sweden

How much holiday are you entitled to and is it true you get paid more when you're off? Welcome to Sweden, here's what you need to know.

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The King of Sweden is awarding a special prize to foreign entrepreneurs

The King of Sweden is awarding a special prize to foreign entrepreneurs

Starting your own business is a challenge few people will attempt in their lifetime. That challenge is doubled when you’ve also moved halfway around the world and opened a company in a new country.

 
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Members' quiz: Do you know what these Swedish sayings really mean?
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Members' quiz: Do you know what these Swedish sayings really mean?

From boiled pork to owls in the bog, the Swedish language has some seriously silly sayings. But do you know what they all mean? Try our quiz for Members to find out.

How to enjoy the same workplace benefits as the Swedes

How to enjoy the same workplace benefits as the Swedes

Finding a full-time job in Sweden comes with many benefits, like more fika breaks than you can shake a stick at (just kidding, you’ll probably only get four or five a day).

 
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Everything you need to know if you lose your job in Sweden
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Everything you need to know if you lose your job in Sweden

Even as a non-Swedish citizen, you have certain rights if you become unemployed in Sweden.

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Zagreb: Spend this summer in Croatia's vibrant capital city

Zagreb: Spend this summer in Croatia's vibrant capital city

Lush green parks throughout the city centre, imposing heritage buildings, real Central European cafe society and Mediterranean style hospitality. Welcome to Zagreb, Croatia’s stunning capital!

 
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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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Sweden has third 'most powerful' passport in the world

Sweden has third 'most powerful' passport in the world

Sweden has the third most powerful passport in the world, according to a new index which ranks the level of visa-free access passports provide to their holders.

The professional approach to learning Swedish

The professional approach to learning Swedish

Don’t waste time learning useless phrases like ‘the bear sat on the tortoise’ when you can learn Swedish you’ll actually use. The Local finds out more about SFX, a series of specialised language courses for professionals.

 
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IN PICTURES: Thawing snow causes floods in northern Sweden

IN PICTURES: Thawing snow causes floods in northern Sweden

Few would complain about the warmer weather Sweden is basking in these days, but in some parts of the country it has caused problems, thawing vast bodies of snow at a faster rate than usual.

Destination Stockholm: The university attracting top teaching talent

Destination Stockholm: The university attracting top teaching talent

When Professors Jenny White and Mark Rhinard first came to Stockholm they had no idea it would become their home. The Local spoke to the Stockholm University researchers to find out why they came and just what it is that made them stay.

 
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What's the environmental impact of Sweden's new electric road?

What's the environmental impact of Sweden's new electric road?

Does Sweden's new electric road lead to the future? Rick Greenough, professor of energy systems at De Montfort University, is not so sure.

Learn French in Switzerland: A fully immersive experience

Learn French in Switzerland: A fully immersive experience

Hiking in the Swiss Alps, visiting local chocolate factories, wine-tastings, jazz festivals and car shows are not part of your typical language course. Unless, that is, it’s an Alpadia language course.

 
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Support for anti-immigration Sweden Democrats grows ahead of Swedish election

Support for anti-immigration Sweden Democrats grows ahead of Swedish election

A new poll shows the Sweden Democrats are closing in on the country's two other largest parties ahead of the September general election.

'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.

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The surprising global cities where German food is considered a treat

The surprising global cities where German food is considered a treat

German cuisine doesn’t really have the reputation that countries like Italy or Japan enjoy when it comes to catering to a global palate. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t cities where Bratwurst and Sauerkraut sell like hot potatoes.

 

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Swedish recipe: How to make Swedish crispy baked asparagus

Swedish recipe: How to make Swedish crispy baked asparagus

Food writer John Duxbury shares one of his favourite Swedish recipes for a crispy starter with a northern touch.