University applications: how to win a place by being unconventional 

University applications: how to win a place by being unconventional 

Applying to universities can be a nerve-wracking experience. In competitive field, what’s the best way to stand out? The Local looks at how making an unconventional application, using digital media to present your authentic self, could secure your place at a top university or business school.

Gothenburg at 400: a smart choice for business and tourism

Gothenburg at 400: a smart choice for business and tourism

Five reasons to promote diversity in your Swedish workplace

Five reasons to promote diversity in your Swedish workplace

Mental health: what are the warning signs international residents should look out for?

Mental health: what are the warning signs international residents should look out for?

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The Swedish school where children are creating their own futures with digital tech

The Swedish school where children are creating their own futures with digital tech

Keeping up with the latest in digital tech can seem impossible. But for children, the constant flow of new products and features is the norm. So, how should technology be used in schools? The Local learns how a network of schools in Stockholm is using technology to free children from a fear of mistakes.

Summer in Sweden: ten reasons you should visit Dalarna 

Summer in Sweden: ten reasons you should visit Dalarna 

How to succeed in Sweden: five tips for international residents

How to succeed in Sweden: five tips for international residents

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EU opens door to return of American tourists ‘after adding US to safe list’

EU opens door to return of American tourists ‘after adding US to safe list’

EU member states paved the way for the return of American tourists on Wednesday when they agreed to add the US to its "white list" of countries with low Covid-19 rates, according to AFP.

Booze, frogs and in-laws: Tell us your best Midsummer stories
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Booze, frogs and in-laws: Tell us your best Midsummer stories

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
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Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

What’s going on with Sweden’s coronavirus data?

What’s going on with Sweden’s coronavirus data?

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COMPARE: What are the Covid test requirements around Europe for child travellers
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COMPARE: What are the Covid test requirements around Europe for child travellers

Travel is opening up around Europe, but most countries still have testing requirements in place for adults. When it comes to under 18s, however, the rules vary widely on who is exempt and who needs a test.

How do I book my Covid-19 vaccination in Skåne?

How do I book my Covid-19 vaccination in Skåne?

‘It’s a democratic tool’: The site that helps you find a Covid vaccine slot in Sweden

‘It’s a democratic tool’: The site that helps you find a Covid vaccine slot in Sweden

Stockholm opens vaccinations to over-35s – here’s how to book your Covid shot

Stockholm opens vaccinations to over-35s – here’s how to book your Covid shot

Why do Swedes and Danes insist on pretending they speak the same language?
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Why do Swedes and Danes insist on pretending they speak the same language?

There's something heroic about the way Danes and Swedes insist on trying to communicate with one another using their own languages, but more often than not end up nodding, smiling, and only pretending to understand. Why not give up and just speak English?

Opinion: Backlash over Eid well wishes shows the rise of ‘Culture Wars’ in Sweden
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Opinion: Backlash over Eid well wishes shows the rise of ‘Culture Wars’ in Sweden

My first visit to the Swedish tax office: What’s the fuss about ‘personnummer’?

My first visit to the Swedish tax office: What’s the fuss about ‘personnummer’?

How to book your Covid-19 vaccine without a Swedish personnummer

How to book your Covid-19 vaccine without a Swedish personnummer

Everyone in Sweden has a right to receive the Covid-19 vaccine when their age or risk group is eligible, but after several of The Local's readers reported facing obstacles when lacking a Swedish identity number, we raised the issue with Swedish authorities.

Why is it so hard to find eggs in Sweden right now? 

Why is it so hard to find eggs in Sweden right now? 

EXPLAINED: Where can you travel to from Sweden this summer?

EXPLAINED: Where can you travel to from Sweden this summer?

Vaccinations, more opportunities for testing, and lower infection rates make travel a possibility, but it is crucial to keep track of what paperwork and tests are required to cross the border. Here's a look at the situation in several European countries.

Where to find Sweden’s cleanest beaches in summer 2021

Where to find Sweden’s cleanest beaches in summer 2021

Reader question: What does the UK’s traffic light system mean for travel to Sweden?

Reader question: What does the UK’s traffic light system mean for travel to Sweden?

‘Fantastic childcare, but disappointing maternal care’: How Covid-19 has stretched Sweden’s maternity wards

‘Fantastic childcare, but disappointing maternal care’: How Covid-19 has stretched Sweden’s maternity wards

Women who gave birth in 2020 told The Local how they were affected by hospital staff shortages, as a new study shows that more than 900 women in Stockholm could not be offered a place on maternity wards when they gave birth.

‘Robbed of time’: How have foreign mums in Sweden coped with raising ‘pandemic babies’?

‘Robbed of time’: How have foreign mums in Sweden coped with raising ‘pandemic babies’?