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Millions of calls to Swedish healthcare hotline left unprotected online

Millions of calls to Swedish healthcare hotline left unprotected online

For six years, the recordings of some 2.7 million confidential phonecalls made to Sweden's healthcare hotline, Vårdguiden 1177, were left accessible on an unprotected server online.

Now you can learn the Nordic approach to planning 'liveable' cities

Now you can learn the Nordic approach to planning 'liveable' cities

A new Nordic Urban Planning master’s programme gives students a Scandinavian perspective on shaping the environments in which we live.

 
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MAP: Where do all the Brits live in Sweden?
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MAP: Where do all the Brits live in Sweden?

How many of your neighbours are Brits? We've got the stats, municipality by municipality.

This MBA is your ticket to a European business career

This MBA is your ticket to a European business career

Having relevant work experience is essential for your CV but how do you acquire it, especially when you are a student? Simple: by learning and by doing as is the norm for students at EU Business School. The Local caught up with one recent graduate who has reaped the benefits of an international education at EU Business School.

 
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No-deal Brexit: Country by country guide to how the rights of Britons will be affected

No-deal Brexit: Country by country guide to how the rights of Britons will be affected

Compare how each country has promised to protect the rights of Britons (or not quite in some cases) if there's a no-deal Brexit.

PODCAST: How to recruit with greater diversity

PODCAST: How to recruit with greater diversity

The Local’s Sophie Miskiw is joined by Henrik Fröjmark to discuss the most common mistakes companies make during the recruitment process and what they can do to avoid them.

 
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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.

#MySweden: Many Swedes don't know this area exists

#MySweden: Many Swedes don't know this area exists

Every week a new reader takes over The Local's Instagram to show us their Sweden. Today, David Hurtado Gomez from Colombia shows us one of Stockholm's hidden gems.

Five ways to stay in touch while living abroad

Five ways to stay in touch while living abroad

Moving abroad can be daunting, especially if you’re used to regularly seeing close friends and family. It might not be as easy to drop in for a cup of coffee but with a bit of effort you can maintain and even strengthen your relationships.

 
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'Singing brings people together and can change the world'

'Singing brings people together and can change the world'

MY SWEDISH CAREER: "Sweden has been good to me, and I feel very lucky that I've been able to be myself here," says singer, vocal coach and theatre school director Kimberley Akester.

Take your soul on vacation to Croatia's stunning Orebić harbour

Take your soul on vacation to Croatia's stunning Orebić harbour

Find Croatia on a map and turn your attention south. It's there you'll find Orebić, an idyllic harbour on Croatia's Pelješac peninsula.

 
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Apple reportedly 'furious' after Stockholm rejects plan for flagship store

Apple reportedly 'furious' after Stockholm rejects plan for flagship store

Stockholm's decision to scrap plans to allow Apple to build a new flagship store in the Swedish capital caused the tech giant to move to sever its ties with the city, according to a councillor.

These 10 facts prove London is still open for business

These 10 facts prove London is still open for business

London has been a global nerve centre for nearly 2000 years and has no plans to abdicate now.

 
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Swedish town to hold re-election after postal mix-up

Swedish town to hold re-election after postal mix-up

A municipality in central Sweden must hold a second election due to ballots being delivered late in the election of September last year.

The clever way this bilingual school in Stockholm teaches empathy

The clever way this bilingual school in Stockholm teaches empathy

Raising an empathetic, open-minded child is high up on the agenda for most parents. But how can you guarantee these values are reinforced during the school day? At Futuraskolan International School Bergtorp teachers take up the reins, organising global citizenship projects that foster tolerance and intercultural awareness.

 
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Sustainable travel: How to cut emissions and keep flying

Sustainable travel: How to cut emissions and keep flying

Sustainable air travel is no longer a flight of fancy, it’s here and Sweden is at its helm.

 
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Swedish word of the day: sportlov

Swedish word of the day: sportlov

For most Swedish schoolchildren, February (or the beginning of March) is synonymous with sportlov, or the annual sports vacation. The vacation was initially created during World War Two as a response to Sweden's energy crisis.

Three men held for Malmö cycle shooting

Three men held for Malmö cycle shooting

Three men have been detained in Malmö for involvement in last September's so-called 'cycle shooting' in the suburb of Fosie.

Are Swedish businesses ready for a hard Brexit? Not really, survey suggests

Are Swedish businesses ready for a hard Brexit? Not really, survey suggests

Almost one in two major Swedish businesses are not prepared for a hard Brexit if the United Kingdom comes crashing out of the European Union on March 29th, according to a new survey.

How does 'vabba' work? What you need to know when your child is sick
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How does 'vabba' work? What you need to know when your child is sick

What happens when your child falls ill? In Sweden, there's a social safety net to help you out; here's what you need to know about it.

WATCH: Could Indo-Nordic food be the next big fusion trend?

WATCH: Could Indo-Nordic food be the next big fusion trend?

In India, Indian-Chinese and Indian-Italian food is a rage. However Indian and Scandinavian food have not yet found common ground. How can these two flavours be combined to create a new palate of Indo-Nordic cuisine?

#BecomingSwedish: Have the goalposts to citizenship shifted?

#BecomingSwedish: Have the goalposts to citizenship shifted?

Between Brexit and Sweden's newly-announced integration reforms, Tomas Spragg Nilsson writes that his path to citizenship has become a bit less clear.

Hip hop pioneer and German violinist awarded Polar Music Prize

Hip hop pioneer and German violinist awarded Polar Music Prize

Grandmaster Flash, one of the pioneers of hip hop and DJ music, on Wednesday shared Sweden's Polar Music Prize with German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and US charity Playing for Change Foundation.

Why Malmö's Möllevången is a paradise for curious foodies

Why Malmö's Möllevången is a paradise for curious foodies

With at least 60 different restaurants serving food from more than a dozen countries, Möllevången is a great place for food adventurers. Here's a selection reviewed by The Local.

IN PICTURES: 14 photos that show Copenhagen and Malmö in a new light

IN PICTURES: 14 photos that show Copenhagen and Malmö in a new light

See Malmö and Copenhagen from a different angle in these 14 snaps of the cities' architecture, landscapes, and light.

These were the most expensive properties sold in Sweden in 2018

These were the most expensive properties sold in Sweden in 2018

The most expensive property sale in Sweden last year took place in the Stockholm archipelago municipality of Ekerö, a new list reveals.

How the Swedish healthcare system works
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How the Swedish healthcare system works

Arrive in Sweden: check. Find an apartment: check. Start your new job: check. Get sick with the flu: ... check.

So when is a fika a fika… and when is it a date?

So when is a fika a fika… and when is it a date?

Sweden can be a confusing place for dating, so here's The Locals guide to get you through the minefield.

Europe

Rail passengers in Germany given €53.6 million in 2018 over late trains

Rail passengers in Germany given €53.6 million in 2018 over late trains

Germany’s biggest rail operator Deutsche Bahn paid out €53.6 million in compensation to customers last year.

 

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