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Swedish PM Stefan Löfven gets second try at breaking political deadlock

Swedish PM Stefan Löfven gets second try at breaking political deadlock

The speaker of Sweden's parliament has asked incumbent Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to try to form a government, after his centre-right rival Ulf Kristersson failed in his attempts.

Stop thinking, start acting: ‘Entrepreneur bootcamp’ in Stockholm

Stop thinking, start acting: ‘Entrepreneur bootcamp’ in Stockholm

Turn your idea into a business in just 14 weeks with the Founder Institute, an entrepreneur bootcamp coming to Stockholm this November. The Local caught up with mentors and graduates of the startup launch program that has helped entrepreneurs turn their business dreams into reality.

 
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Members' guide: Know your consumer rights when shopping in Sweden
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Members' guide: Know your consumer rights when shopping in Sweden

In a lot of ways, Sweden is a shoppers' paradise, with cutting edge fashion, design, and a thriving flea market culture. But it's important for consumers to know their rights for when things go wrong. Here are the key terms, laws, and loopholes to be aware of when you hit the shops.

Winter getaway: The Mediterranean island with 'the best climate in the world'

Winter getaway: The Mediterranean island with 'the best climate in the world'

Malta’s up-and-coming capital took centre stage when it was crowned 2018’s Capital of Culture, but there’s much more to the enigmatic island than Valletta. The Local’s Commercial Editor took a whirlwind tour of the Mediterranean’s best-kept secret.

 
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What next for Sweden after centre-right failure to form a government?

What next for Sweden after centre-right failure to form a government?

After the leader of Sweden's centre-right party announced his failure on Sunday to form a workable coalition government, what's next for Sweden?

This international school in Stockholm is tailoring education to the teenage brain

This international school in Stockholm is tailoring education to the teenage brain

Parents of adolescent children will agree that teenagers are hardwired differently. It’s why a one-size-fits-all curriculum does anything but ‘fit all’. It’s the concept behind Fieldwork Education’s International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC), a curriculum designed specifically to suit the developing adolescent brain.

 
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This is how much you earn if you're a Swedish politician

This is how much you earn if you're a Swedish politician

How much do Sweden's lawmakers earn? Now we know.

Sweden’s art scene shows its alternative side in Malmö

Sweden’s art scene shows its alternative side in Malmö

From major galleries to small independent artist-run spaces, Malmö’s art scene is as diverse as the city itself.

 
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How Sweden hopes to get more foreign-born residents voting

How Sweden hopes to get more foreign-born residents voting

Sweden has one of Europe's highest voter turnouts, but foreign-born residents are less likely than native Swedes to have their say. The Local takes a look at why that's the case, and what Sweden can do to break the trend.

 ‘What I wish I’d known before I moved abroad’

‘What I wish I’d known before I moved abroad’

Moving is never easy but upping sticks for a new life abroad is even tougher. The Local caught up with two expats to find out about what they wish they’d known before the big move.

 
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Studying in Sweden? Sign up for half price student Membership with The Local

Studying in Sweden? Sign up for half price student Membership with The Local

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.

Change the world with a master’s degree from Sweden’s Linköping University

Change the world with a master’s degree from Sweden’s Linköping University

Master’s students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren’t there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?

 
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LISTEN: What does the southern Swedish dialect sound like?

LISTEN: What does the southern Swedish dialect sound like?

Think you've mastered Swedish vowels? Get ready for your next crash course in southern Swedish – skånska or Scanian – famous for its many diphthongs.

Stockholm marches at the front of the health tech revolution

Stockholm marches at the front of the health tech revolution

Sweden’s health service is world-renowned for the level of care it provides from the cradle to the grave. Now the nation is pioneering the development of health tech with many of the life-changing services being created and implemented in the Nordic start-up capital of Stockholm.

 
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Ikea cheers 'incredible year' as international expansion boosts sales

Ikea cheers 'incredible year' as international expansion boosts sales

Helped by a big online push and store openings in new markets, Swedish-founded furniture giant Ikea reported rising sales for the year to August.

These student startups are creating a more sustainable future

These student startups are creating a more sustainable future

During their studies, what started as bold ideas became real-life enterprises to combat social and environmental challenges. Meet the Malmö University students behind three startups aiming to make the world a better place.

 
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Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

An MBA could be what you need to take the elusive next step in your career.

 
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'I feel grateful that people really value the arts in Sweden'

'I feel grateful that people really value the arts in Sweden'

MY SWEDISH CAREEER: "Music has never really been a choice that I've thought about; it was always what I wanted to do, but it was out of my control – in a good way," says 32-year-old Emily Honeyman, a bassist in Stockholm’s Royal Swedish Opera.

Swedish word of the day: rolig

Swedish word of the day: rolig

Learning a new language isn't always a barrel of laughs, but today we've chosen a fun little Swedish word to focus on.

Stockholm's best-known businesses pledge to further gender equality

Stockholm's best-known businesses pledge to further gender equality

Around a hundred of Stockholm’s best-known businesses have publicly declared their commitment to gender equality. But what does it really mean for companies like Truecaller, King and Klarna to call themselves A Woman’s Place?

 
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Danish researchers to test whether winter bathing can burn fat

Danish researchers to test whether winter bathing can burn fat

Researchers are to test whether bathing naked in extremely cold winter water, a popular practice in Denmark and elsewhere in Scandinavia, can result in a loss of weight.

 

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Build your professional career with AmCham’s international mentoring program

Build your professional career with AmCham’s international mentoring program

If you need advice on how to move your career forward, but don’t know how to go about it, consider the American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden’s (AmCham) mentoring program.

 
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How Malmö uses skating to revamp public spaces: 'It's leagues ahead of everyone else'

How Malmö uses skating to revamp public spaces: 'It's leagues ahead of everyone else'

The Swedish city of Malmö has been a pioneer in using skateboarding as a way to revitalize dead public spaces. The Local looks at how it happened and the influence it has had.

Opinion: Protectionism and nationalism won't stop startups

Opinion: Protectionism and nationalism won't stop startups

Swedish startups have a bright outlook and are keen to grow internationally, despite nationalist trade wars, write business chiefs Daniel Sonesson and Erik Olofsson.

Two new members join scandal-ridden Swedish Academy

Two new members join scandal-ridden Swedish Academy

The Swedish Academy has elected new members for two of its empty seats.

BLOG: Sweden announces winners of 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics

BLOG: Sweden announces winners of 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics

It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's another Nobel Prize in Economics.

Want to know how to be a super-successful immigrant parent in Sweden? So do I...
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Want to know how to be a super-successful immigrant parent in Sweden? So do I...

Parenting is challenging in the best of circumstances. Let's not even talk about being an immigrant parent. No, actually, let's.

Swedish recipe of the week: coleslaw with cinnamon

Swedish recipe of the week: coleslaw with cinnamon

If you have some leftover cinnamon from last week's cinnamon bun day, food writer John Duxbury shares his take on this classic salad, adding his own Swedish twist to it.

IN PICTURES: Battling the Swedish wildfires

IN PICTURES: Battling the Swedish wildfires

More than 20,000 hectares of forest has burned down in Sweden and the wildfires continue to rage across the country.